I did it. I joined Pinterest. As a techie by trade, I’m critical when it comes to websites and apps. I think the Pinterest app is a little clunky and I don’t like how I have to dig down two, three times to get to an actual recipe. But it gives me ideas and I can see the value in having a one-stop shop for all things food and crafts, and everything else people want to brag about 😉
The first thing I searched for? “Energy bites,” aka a combination of honey, nut butter, oats and other fixins’ rolled into a little ball. I have tried many, many granola bar recipes and none of them have turned out well. No-bake granola bites seemed like a good alternative and I’m hoping I can eventually stop buying granola bars (that are expensive and loaded with sugar).
There are about a billions pins for energy bites. I found one from Cooking Classy that sounded easy, and I already had the ingredients.
After I mixed everything up, I was faced with an impending crisis: no chocolate in the house. Don’t worry, this will be rectified soon.
Today I bought a jar of pure peanut butter, no salt or sugar added and next time I will use that instead of the regular kind.
There was only one problem with the recipe: it didn’t make enough! The cookie balls, as I called them trying to entice the pre-schooler to take a bite, are DELISH. I pop a few for breakfast, for snack, after lunch, when the kids are running around screaming like banshees before dinner, you get the picture. They are versatile.