19 April 2012

Choconut Granola Balls

2012-04-12 No Bake Granola Balls
Like every other woman in America, I’ve been pinning like crazy on Pinterest.  There, I stumbled upon a few variations of no bake granola bites that I was anxious to try.  This weekend I made two varieties.  Of course, Forrest loved these coconut balls, while I preferred these cranberry chia bites.  Both recipes can be easily adapted to your tastes.  I found that this recipe was much drier than the other recipes, though.
Choconut Granola Balls
Adapted from Gimme Some Oven
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 cup nut butter 
1/3 cup agave
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla
1.  Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl, add wet ingredients and mix until thoroughly incorporated.
2.  Let chill in the refrigerator for at least half an hour.
3.  Working with wet hands, roll into bite sized balls. 
4.  Store in refrigerator. 
Note:  This recipe is not scientific.  Anything can be modified and or substituted to your preferences.  Also, depending on temperature, humidity, etc. you may have to add more dry or wet ingredients to get the balls to come together.  They don’t have to be perfect to be yummy!