Today’s activity is simple: homemade granola bars and homemade energy bites.
I’m sure that you’re already familiar with granola bars, but you may not know what energy bites are. They’re also sometimes called energy balls, but I prefer energy bites. They’re usually made with oats and peanut butter and they’re made to give you a little pick me up when you need a bit more energy.
These things are very easy to make and my kids love them — they also love helping make things in the kitchen and this is a good one to include the kids with.
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Making Energy Bites
You can make energy bites a lot of different ways, but I usually use five ingredients:
Peanut butter has been a little hard to come by, but I have still been able to find it in the grocery stores.
Mini chocolate chips!
If you can get raw local honey that’s what I would recommend. It has a lot of health benefits and helps bind the energy bites together. The honey here is from our own honeybees!
All the ingredients together!
Yummy little energy bites! These will help you get through the afternoon exhaustion or give you a little boost if you’re exercising.
Making Homemade Granola Bars
There are a lot of recipes for homemade granola bars, but some ingredients you might use in them are:
- Oats (Quick oats, old-fashioned oats, etc)
- Butter or coconut oil
- Mini chocolate chips
- Raw honey
- Brown sugar
In the recipe I followed, you spread out the old fashioned oats and toasted them in the oven for ten minutes.
The sugar, honey, and butter melted on the stove smelled so good!
Look at the beautiful texture of these granola bars!
As you may have noticed already, I haven’t provided a recipe for these snacks. The reason is I didn’t come up with recipes myself and didn’t want to take credit for other people’s work. I’ll link here to some good recipes so you can make your own and the real creators can get credit for their hard work.
Oh Sweet Basil has a Protein No Bake Chocolate Energy Bites recipe that is similar to the one that I’ve posted here.
Berly’s Kitchen has a recipe that uses old fashioned oats like the ones I used in the energy bites. Her homemade granola bar recipe is really easy to follow!
So that’s our activity for today.
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Until then, stay safe and enjoy time with your family.
the Making Life