Monster Cookie Granola Bites

Cookies and granola belong together. Pack a mid-day protein bite for your family with these tiny sweet and salty snacks.

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Prep Time: 15 Minutes
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Total Time: 2 Hours 15 Minutes
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Servings: 12 - 18
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Calories per Serving: 270

Ingredient List

  • Small check mark in a circle 1 bag (11 oz) Nature Valley™ Protein oats 'n dark chocolate granola
  • Small check mark in a circle 1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter
  • Small check mark in a circle 1/3 cup honey
  • Small check mark in a circle 1/2 cup candy-coated chocolate candies
  • Small check mark in a circle 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Small check mark in a circle 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Preparation

  1. Before opening, use your hands to crush 1 package (11 oz) Nature Valley™ protein oats 'n dark chocolate crunchy granola in the bag and ensure large pieces are broken up; set aside. In large bowl, mix 1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter and 1/3 cup honey until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Open granola, and add to bowl, along with 1/2 cup candy-coated chocolate candies, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 cup chopped pecans. Use wooden spoon to gently mix until evenly coated.
  3. With small cookie scoop, drop small mounds onto waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. Use your hands to reshape into balls, if necessary. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm. Store in airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 week.

Tips

  • If mixture is too soft to scoop, place bowl in refrigerator 30 minutes to firm up before scooping onto cookie sheet.
  • These are a great road trip snack to keep in a cooler in your car!

Nutrition Information

12-18 Servings

1 Serving Calories 270  (Calories from Fat 100);  Total Fat 12g  (Saturated Fat 3g,  Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 0mg;  Sodium 170mg;  Total Carbohydrate 33g  (Dietary Fiber 2g,  Sugars 22g);  Protein 8g
% Daily Value: Vitamin A  0%;  Vitamin C  0%;  Calcium 2%;  Iron  8%;
Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch, 1/2 Other Carbohydrate, 1/2 High-Fat Meat, 1 1/2 Fat
Carbohydrate Choice: 2