I initially made these No Bake Granola Bites for my daughter. Since she can’t eat a lot of commercially-produced granola products due to her peanut allergy, I wanted to create a kid-friendly snack with a good balance of protein, carbs and the perfect dose of chocolate for her never-ending sweet tooth. I even snuck in some ground flax seed to the ingredient list to amp up the nutritional value. I patted myself on the back thinking what a good mom I was for creating a special treat for my daughter. And then what happened?
I ate nearly all of them.
Yep, I did. Not all at once, but certainly over the next few days. (Wow, this is even more embarrassing in print than it was in my head.) I couldn’t help myself. I’d be rummaging through the fridge for something, and they were right there, so totally convenient to just pop in my mouth. I found myself craving their chewy goodness for breakfast, to quell mid-afternoon munchies, even as the perfect after dinner treat. After I demolished the last one, I hung my head in shame. What kind of parent makes food especially for her daughter and then eats it all?
All I can do is warn you: these No Bake Granola Bites are addictive. Proceed at your own risk.