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Hi, I’m Jenna.

Welcome to my blog! I am a Minnesota Mom cooking with kids in the Land of 10,000 Recipes.

Coconut Chocolate Chip Granola Bites

Coconut Chocolate Chip Granola Bites

I love snacks. I seriously feel like I am hungry all the time. I always want to eat dinner at 5pm (you know, gotta get that early bird special)!! I’m not a huge eater at mealtime but prefer to eat stuff all day. This works for me, but I need to make sure that I always have healthy and filling snacks on hand. My sister-in-law is always impressed that I carry snacks for the kids with me wherever I go - little does she know the snacks are partially for them but mostly for me 😉

I hate to admit it, but I am the person that can easily turn into the definition of “hangry” - my husband will very willingly attest to this. We were in NYC once and we had been walking around all day (as most people do when they are in NYC). I was hot, tired and hungry (I didn’t know the third thing was my biggest problem at the time). We walked past one of those quintessential NY hot dog stands and Matt suggested I get a hot dog to “cheer up” 😂. I thought that sounded disgusting but I figured, hey why not?! It was literally the most delicious hot dog I had ever consumed and I snapped back to my old self! Now, whenever Matt can tell the “hangry-ness” is coming on, he asks if he needs to get me a hot dog!

We always have the fridge stocked with fruits and veggies, but sometimes I want something different for a snack. I created these Coconut Chocolate Chip Granola Bites to satisfy that craving. They are the perfect combination of salty and sweet, chewy and crunchy.

These granola bites are great for breakfast on-the-go, a healthy snack or a treat after dinner (my kids classify these in the “dessert” category). I would recommend storing them in the fridge or freezer, otherwise they tend to get a bit crumbly. If you prefer granola bars, you can just lay the mixed granola out on a piece of parchment paper (on top of a cookie sheet) and press it flat. After freezing the bars, you can cut them to your size preference. Whether you make them in bars or bites - either way they will be delicious!

 
 

Coconut Chocolate Chip Granola Bites

MAKES

  • 24 granola bites

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups old fashioned oats

  • 1 cup almond butter

  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut

  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted

  • 1 Tbsp white sugar

METHOD

  1. Combine the granola, almond butter, coconut and chocolate chips in a bowl.

  2. Melt the coconut oil and measure out 2 Tbsp of the melted oil.*

  3. Measure out 1 Tbsp of white sugar and combine it with the melted coconut oil.**

  4. Pour the coconut oil/sugar slurry into the granola mixture and stir to combine.

  5. Roll the granola into bite sized balls and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.

  6. Freeze for 45 min to 1 hour and store in the freezer or refigerator.

RECIPE NOTES

*Make sure you measure out 2 Tbsp of the melted coconut oil.

**Before adding the sugar to the melted coconut oil, make sure that the oil is hot so that the sugar will dissolve.

TIPS FOR INVOLVING KIDS

  • Let your kids help you measure and combine all the ingredients.

  • Have them help you roll the granola into bites.

  • Let them sample your delicious Coconut Chocolate Chip Granola Bites!

  • There is always going to be a mess when you cook with your kids but, like my little guy Will (3 years old) says, “It’s okay Mom, chefs make messes and then they clean it up.” Have fun cooking with your kids!!


-Cooking with kids in the Land of 10,000 Recipes-


Hello. My name is Jenna!

I am a Minnesota Mom, born and raised in the land of 10,000 lakes. I have two amazing boys, Jack (6) and Will (3). I have a pretty awesome husband too! After teaching high school chemistry, I decided to make a change and stay at home with my kiddos. I love food - eating it, making it - you name it and I’m there. I enjoy making healthy, fast and easy recipes with my little sous chefs at home!

I hope that you will find some healthy, quick and easy recipes here that your whole family can make and enjoy together!

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