I'm linking up with Anne In Residence today. She challenges bloggers to share something they pinned next to their own finished project. I LOVE this idea because it encourages me to go back onto Pinterest and actually do something with all those things I pinned. This weekend I made the Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Bites I blogged about last Friday (whoohoo!). And I'm so glad I did! The energy bites were delicious, they tasted like mini granola bars! H liked that the snacks weren't full of processed ingredients and I was impressed with how easy they were to make. I even felt comfortable enough to make a few modifications to the recipe. I'm sure this snack will be in heavy rotation in our house from now on :)original recipe via (my substitutions are in italics)
1 cup oats
⅔ cup toasted shredded coconut
½ cup peanut butter
½ cup mini chocolate chips (I did NOT include any chocolate chips in my recipe because I thought with the honey these bites would be sweet enough without chocolate)
⅓ cup honey
1 Tbsp. chia seeds (I used ground flax seed instead -- an ingredient I had leftover from my lactation cookies)
1 tsp vanilla
I added a handful of chopped walnuts and an additional tablespoon of honey in order to make the mixture stick together
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
Roll and compress the mixture into 1 inch rounds and place on parchment paper
Refrigerate a few minutes until firm and then transfer to an air-tight container.
Refrigerate and enjoy for up to one week.
Have you tried any new recipes or DIY projects from Pinterest?