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Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bites

As promised, I am sharing a DELICIOUS snack recipe with you guys today. Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bites!

Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bites Recipe

I whipped up these Bites last week and devoured them all within just a few days. Whoops!

Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bites Recipe

They are super easy to make and I bet you have most of the ingredients in your pantry already. Even if you don’t, no worries! This recipe is extremely customizable. Feel free to substitute dried cranberries for raisins, change up the variety of nuts, sub semi-sweet chocolate for dark, make it your own! This recipe is gluten-free and if you want to make it vegan, just use maple syrup instead of honey.

Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bites Recipe

Make sure you follow the ratios in the recipe, though, or else your bites won’t hold together. You need the correct amounts of wet and dry ingredients or else you’ll end up with Peanut Butter Trail Mix mush, and nobody wants that!

Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bites Recipe

Hope you love these trail mix bites as much as I do! Peanut Butter lovers, this one has your name ALLLLLL over it!

 

Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bites Recipe
 
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Serves: 14-16 bites
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cups unsalted almonds*
  • ⅓ cup unsalted cashews*
  • 1 Tablespoon flax seeds
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup dates, chopped
  • ⅛ cups raisins
  • 2 Tablespoons dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon stevia
  • 2-3 Tablespoons honey (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup peanut butter*, melted
  • salt, to taste
Instructions
  1. In a food processor grind the almonds, cashews, and flax seeds for about 15 seconds or until there are still some chunks of nuts. DO NOT grind to sand-like texture. Remove the nuts from the food processor and place in a large bowl with the oats, dates, raisins, dark chocolate, and stevia. Stir well.
  2. In a small bowl combine the honey (start with 2T and adjust to desired sweetness), vanilla, and peanut butter. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the nut and oat mixture and stir well. Taste mixture and add a pinch of salt if desired. Line a baking sheet or large plate with parchment paper. Using wet hands, roll the mixture into 14-16 balls, slightly smaller than the size of a golf ball. Make sure to pack the mixture tightly. Place the baking sheet in the fridge for at least one hour to harden, then enjoy.
  3. Trail Mix Bites should last in the fridge for 10 days.
Notes
*If using salted nuts and/or peanut butter, I do not recommend adding salt at the end.
 

Cookies

Salted Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

You’ll love these Sea Salt Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies just as much as the traditional recipe. They’re made with less butter and sugar, but equally as delicious!

You'll love these Sea Salt Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies. They're a healthier version of your favorite cookie, with less butter and sugar than the traditional recipe. Plus, they're made with whole wheat flour instead of white flour, a substitution you can feel good about! // www.littlechefbigappetite.com

I’ve been making these whole wheat chocolate chips cookies for years now, and every person who’s tried them, loves them! In fact, my dessert-hating husband, Travis, loves these cookies so much, that he requests them on a weekly basis.

You'll love these Sea Salt Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies. They're a healthier version of your favorite cookie, with less butter and sugar than the traditional recipe. Plus, they're made with whole wheat flour instead of white flour, a substitution you can feel good about! // www.littlechefbigappetite.com

Sea salt is the key to really winning people over with these cookies. That final touch makes all the difference, so make sure you don’t leave it out. (And coarse sea salt is the way to go!)

You'll love these Sea Salt Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies. They're a healthier version of your favorite cookie, with less butter and sugar than the traditional recipe. Plus, they're made with whole wheat flour instead of white flour, a substitution you can feel good about! // www.littlechefbigappetite.com

I love this recipe, because despite having less butter and sugar than the traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe, they’re just as delicious! Plus, a combination of whole wheat flour and oat flour makes them slightly more nutritious than your standard cookie, so there should be NO guilt involved.

 

You'll love these Sea Salt Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies. They're a healthier version of your favorite cookie, with less butter and sugar than the traditional recipe. Plus, they're made with whole wheat flour instead of white flour, a substitution you can feel good about! // www.littlechefbigappetite.com

I know you’re going to love these cookies as much as we do! Let me know in the comments below if you try them.

 

Salted Whole Wheat Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
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Serves: 15-20 cookies
Ingredients
  • ½ cup (one stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar (unpacked) or coconut sugar*
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1¼ cup rolled oats, blended in a food processor or blender to a fine powder
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup dark chocolate chips**
  • Coarse sea salt for sprinkling
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl beat together the sugar and butter for about 3 minutes. Beat in the egg and the vanilla until well combined.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk together the blended oats, whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Gradually stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until well incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Scoop the dough into ⅛ cup sized balls and place on a baking sheet, leaving at least 2 inches between cookies. Sprinkle each cookie with a pinch of sea salt and bake for 8-10 minutes.
  5. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them rest on the baking sheet for 2 minutes. Then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
Notes
* Coconut Sugar is a great unrefined substitute for brown sugar
** Semi-sweet chocolate chips will also work great.