When A was in the kitchen whipping up her Peanut Butter Muesli Snack Bites (9 months ago) we also decided to whip up these Muesli Snack Bites! Since she just requested to make a batch I figured it would be the perfect time to post them, plus I didn’t realize I hadn’t posted it. These are Blueberry Maple Muesli Snack Bites, but you can easily switch up the flavor with the muesli and dried fruit you add. A loves her blueberries so we used Seven Sundays Blueberry Chia Buckwheat and added more dried blueberries. Then it is just almond butter, or nut/seed butter of choice, and maple syrup or honey! How simple and easy as that? These have more texture and a lot of chew to them when compared to the Peanut Butter Muesli Snack Bites and will freeze hard if you place them in the freezer. Just pull them out before you want to enjoy them if you store them there, or store them in the refrigerator. You can also pull them out of the freezer and put them in a lunch box or container for snack later and they will be perfect! She also wanted to keep the muesli whole, if you want you can pulse it for less texture in your bites. Muesli bites are great because instead of having to get oats, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, ect you have it all in just 1 healthy package! Saves money and time! Muesli is not granola, it is a simple mix of real ingredients, typically consisting of untoasted or lightly toasted grains, nuts, seeds and dried fruits that is not baked, doesn’t have oil, is less sweet (only a little honey and no refined sugar), and has less calories! It makes these snack bites quick and easy to make too!
When it comes to my kids wanting to help me in the kitchen or they have their own creation that want to make I always try to make time. Not only so they get the experience of doing things in the kitchen and because I love spending time with them but it makes them have a healthy relationship with food and try more things. Things don’t always work out, we’ve had our share of eating delicious crumbs or re purposing things that don’t turn out as well as we had hoped. They don’t always like new foods or what they make, but they tried it. When the girls help make these they both have different tastes so while one might want blueberries the other wants cherries or cranberries, and the one that is helping me gets to make the choices. Of course if there is something I want I make sure I make a batch of those too!
Muesli Snack Bites
Makes 24 bites
2c muesli (used Seven Sundays Blueberry Chai Buckwheat Muesli)
1/3c dried (NOT hard freeze dried) blueberries, cherries, dried cranberries, raisins, or figs (used dried blueberries)
1/3c almond butter, or nut/seed butter of choice (used Wild Friends Almond Butter)
1/4c maple syrup or honey
1 tsp vanilla extract, optional
In a medium bowl mix together nut butter, maple syrup, and optional vanilla until smooth. Stir in muesli, this can be done with a spatula or wooden spoon but is much easier with your hands and an easy job for kids that they like to do (just make sure their hands are clean). If needed add 1 tablespoon of water, this will depend on muesli and nut butter used, or an additional tablespoon of muesli if your mixture is too wet. Roll into balls. Ours are about 3/4 the size of a golf ball, but with kids making them they are different sizes and shapes and that’s ok! Place in an airtight container in the refrigerator, or freezer for longer storage. We like to keep ours in the freezer and pull them out for snacks as needed. These ones get very hard in the freezer so you will want to pull them out about 10 minutes before eating to soften up. Enjoy!
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