My mom used to make a version of these when I was little… they consisted of peanut butter, wheat germ and honey. I LOVED them SO much. But nowadays things aren’t as simple… Now we know that we have to plan, source, and create food differently…. and make up for the nutrient deficient food always available to our kids. Although I work hard to make sure my boys always have balanced meals, I’m not perfect. So having nourishing and “real food” snacks on hand is key to keeping the balance.
I love the creating process of cooking and making these simple raw and nourishing bites feeds my soul and my belly! I make them for the boys often as they are loaded with satiating protein, fiber, antioxidants, and good fat! They are quick snacks to create and to hand out as it seems everyone is on the go!
Let’s do this!
- 1/2 cups sprouted rolled oats (I get these at Sprout’s)
- 1 cup shredded unsulfered organic shredded coconut
- 1 cup nut butter (I do 1/2 organic Valencia peanut butter from Trader Joe’s and 1/2 homemade almond butter)
- 1/2 cup organic dark chocolate chips (preferred brand)
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- 2/3 cup honey
- 3 tbsp hydrolyzed collagen (preferred brand)
- 1 tsp sea salt
Combine all ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Using a spatula begin to mix ingredients. Once mixed as well as possible, using clean hands begin to work mixture together until it begins to stick together. It feels good to get your hands dirty!! AND the kids LOVE it… just watch out for double dipping.
Begin making about 1 inch in diameter balls using your hands. Work the mixture well and roll into balls. Placer and store in an airtight glass container. Store in fridge. Recipe makes about 22 bites. Enjoy!!