For my communications class, I have to give a speech later on in the semester [everyone does]. Last week in class, we were discussing possible topics. I asked the professor if talking about food blogging would be a good topic and she thought that sounded great. So after class, a lady that sits behind me asked about the blog and I ended up giving her the URL. She told me that she wants to open up a restaurant that offers lots of healthy choices. I really hope everything works out for her [she is super nice!] but I told her that my blog isn't really the place for healthful food. I mean, come on. Most of my posts are full of chocolate. In fact, the day I create a recipe that doesn't use a bag of chocolate chips will be an incredible day.
So anyway. I thought, perhaps I should at least give an attempt to health-ify my blog a bit. When I think health food, I think granola. Mainly because granola/granola bars are the only somewhat healthy foods that I like. I've already tackled granola bars, so I changed it up a bit with these Granola Bites. Hello, little bits of heaven. These bites are crazy easy to make - the only difficulty I had with them was shaping them into balls. You'll definitely want to refrigerate them for a bit to firm the mixture up a little. Other than that, these are a breeze, so delicious and ridiculously addicting. The original recipe had healthier stuff in it like flaxseed and bran, but I don't keep that stuff around so I had to make some adjustments. Officially obsessed with these.
Granola Bites (Source: A Kitchen Addiction)
1-3/4 cups quick oats
3/4 cup rice krispie cereal
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup peanut butter chips
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
In a large bowl, stir together quick oats, cereal, salt, chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. Add in peanut butter and honey (it may help to melt the peanut butter a bit in the microwave); stir until well incorporated.
Refrigerate for about 15 minutes to stiffen the dough. Form dough into 1-inch balls. Store leftovers in the refrigerator. YIELD: 25-30 bites
Happy Wednesday to you! Anything fun planned for this week? :)