Sunday, April 3, 2016

Fuel for the Hike

Hiking Snack Recipes

Nutty Balls

1 c powdered sugar 1 ½ c oats
1 c peanut butter 1 c granola
⅓ c milk 1 c chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla
*optional add-ins include raisins, craisins, coconut, sunflower seeds, etc.


In large bowl mix in order given, use hands if needed. Roll into 1 inch balls, place on waxed paper until set.
Store in refrigerator.

5 Ingredient Granola Bars

2 c quick oats
1 cup almond butter                1/2 cup sliced almonds 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips 1/4 cup honey Optional: salt and cinnamon, to taste
  Combine the oats, almond butter, almonds, chocolate chips and honey in a medium size bowl. Stir until well combined. Add more honey if needed and salt and cinnamon, to taste.
  Line a 8x8 pan with parchment paper, allowing the paper to fall over the edges. Press the oat mixture into the pan.
 Place in the freezer for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until firm. Remove paper from pan and then cut the large square in half. Then cut each half into 6 rectangles. Wrap bars individually with parchment paper or plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator or freezer.

  Feel free to substitute the chocolate chips for dried cranberries. You may also use peanut butter and different nuts such as peanut or cashews. You can also add in: 1/8 cup flax seed meal, 1/8 cup chia seeds, 1/8 cup sunflower seeds. Add a Tablespoon more honey for each addition.