Sunny No-Bake Bites

Hello, sunshine! I'm a believer that you should always have a stash of "bites" in your home. They are not only quick and easy to make, but they are perfect for a pick-me-up nibble, an on-the-go snack, a pairing to your breakfast, and of course dessert! These balls have a sunflower seed butter base {you can certainly substitute any nut butter!} and after lots of recipe testing, I found that only one date was needed to add the perfect touch of "sweet." If you like sweeter, by all means add another! I also really wanted these bites to contain protein, fat, and fiber - with this combo, they will keep you satisfied. *Disclaimer: You will likely want to double the recipe... they'll go quickly!

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup sunflower seed butter
  • 1 large pitted date (or 2 if you like a tad more sweetness)
  • 2 Tbsp gluten free oats*
  • 2 scoops Further Food Collagen Peptides* (Use code: granolabarregirl10 for 10% off your purchase!)
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp psyllium husk flakes (I use 365 by Whole Foods!)
  • 2 tsp cacao powder*
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

What to Do:

  • In a food processor* (I love this "mini-prep" by Cuisinart!), combine all ingredients. Mixture should look somewhat dry/crumbly, but feel somewhat moist. This consistency means it will pack well!
  • Transfer to a bowl.
  • Take a tablespoon or eyeball this amount and form balls with your hands. I like them to be just a tad smaller than a golf ball. Makes about 6 bites... *Re-read the last line in the first paragraph ;-) 
  • These should last up to 1 week or so in your fridge and longer if you freeze them. I personally love them when they are frozen!

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