I’m a sucker for the manager’s special section of the grocery store. I can’t resist a deal and I get a certain thrill from sifting through the clearance items looking for treasure. Last summer, a few bags of Nature Valley’s Almond Butter Granola Bites landed in that corner of the store. I scooped up a few and we gobbled them up like they were candy (and the nutrition label indicated they weren’t too far off from actual candy). As is often happens, I thought, “I bet I could make my own.” Breaking down the recipe was incredibly simple and now you can make your own too. These bites are a great snack to fend off sugar cravings or boost your energy so you can actually make dinner instead of getting takeout. Not that I’m speaking from experience . . . On the outside, they look like our nutballs (which I ate way too many of over Christmas), but they’re much healthier and still taste amazing. I like to use homemade granola, but you can also use store bought. Enjoy!


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Almond Butter Granola Bites
These little bites are the perfect trail food or post workout (or anytime) treat.
Course Snack
Prep Time 30
Passive Time 30
Servings
dozen bites
Ingredients
Course Snack
Prep Time 30
Passive Time 30
Servings
dozen bites
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Mix almond butter and almond flour together. You can do this in a food processor or with a sturdy spoon and a bowl. If you want a little extra sweetness, add a drizzle of honey. Form this mixture into balls. Set in the freezer for 30-60 minutes to firm up.
  2. Pulse the granola in the bowl of a food processor until the granola is finely chopped. Set aside.
  3. Melt the chocolate. I melt mine in the microwave, stirring in between 30 second bursts in the microwave.
  4. Remove the almond butter balls from the freezer. Roll in the chocolate and then in the granola. Place each ball on a silpat mat, piece of wax paper, or a plate to allow the chocolate to firm up. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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