Experimenting with Snack Recipes for the Kids with Yummy Bites of Healthy Combinations

pumpkin flax sunflower bites

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pumpkin flax sunflower bites Kids are always looking for something to eat, especially after school & we have been experimenting with snack recipes for quick, easy bites than can also travel when we are on the run.  I have found myself inspired by a few things I’ve seen on-line & so we went to our trail mix making shelf in the pantry & decided to take our trail mix combination ingredients & put them into bite sized snacks.  They were a hit!  

We will continue to experiment with other Trail Mix Snack Bite combinations & share.  

 

 

Trail Mix Snack Bites by Jodie Fitz

1 cup chopped dates

1 cup unsalted pumpkin seeds

1 cup dried cherries

1/4 cup flax seeds

1/4 cup lightly salted sun flower seeds

2 – 3 tablespoons honey (we used raw)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Grind the flax seeds in a coffee grinder so that it’s like a meal/flour.

In a food processor pulsate the sunflower seeds, dates & pumpkin seeds until they are finely chopped.  Add the flax, dried cherries, salt, vanilla extract & two tablespoons of honey to the food processor & pulsate until it is missed well.  Depending on the dates and cherries, you may need to add one additional tablespoon of honey to make the mixture moist enough to form.  Test it first to determine if it molds before adding the additional tablespoon.  If you do need the extra tablespoon, simply add it and continue to pulsate until all of the ingredients are mixed well.

Pour the mixture into an 8 x 8 dish that is lined with parchment paper.  Press the mixture firmly into the dish and place it into the refrigerator for one hour.  Remove the mixture from the refrigerator & cut it into small squares and then mold them into a ball shape and place them on to a flat surface covered with waxed of parchment paper.  Place them back into the refrigerator for at least another hour.  Store in a proper container & keep refrigerated.  

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14 Comments on “Experimenting with Snack Recipes for the Kids with Yummy Bites of Healthy Combinations”

  1. Those look rather similar to some of the Christmas “cookies” I made this year. The recipe called them “Kitchen sink cookies” but there was very little “cookie” to them and they were mostly a mixture of dried fruit and nuts with some chocolate and a little bit of flour to hold them together.

    1. They sound delish! These are more of a trail mix bite with pumpkin, flax & sunflower in this particular combo. They are held together by dates, dried cherries & a bit of honey. We’ll be sharing more combos soon – love these to gab & go! So easy…

  2. They look great, so tasty. The fridge and the pantry was the first place my son would go after school and proceed to eat me out of house and home šŸ™‚

    1. LOL! I know the feeling of eating out of house & home :)…If I have snacks prepped, they’re more likely to grab those…it’s more work, but worth it!

  3. The snacks look awesome. How do the kids like them? I’ve made similar and call them energy balls, but the idea is awesome and a great way to get away from gluten, and processed cookies and snacks.

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