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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.[googleplusauthor]