Easy Granola Bites

Easy Granola Bites

Makes about 2 dozen
Quick homemade snacks like these cranberry, oat and almond granola bites are simple to grab for outings or to keep tucked away at work for an energy boost in the afternoon.
  • 1 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup juice-sweetened dried cranberries
  • 2/3 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup whole raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
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Put cranberries in a heatproof bowl, pour boiling water over them and let soak for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, combine coconut and almonds in a food processor and pulse until chopped. Transfer to a large skillet and add oats and sesame seeds. Place over medium-high heat and cook, stirring frequently, until toasted and fragrant, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.  

In the food processor, pulse cranberries with their soaking liquid until pulpy and well chopped, and then transfer to the bowl with almond mixture. Stir until well combined. (Mixture will be hot.) Immediately cover and let sit for 10 minutes to soften.  

Using your hands (dampened, if you like), firmly shape mixture into 1 1/2-inch balls and transfer to a large plate. Cover and refrigerate until cold and firm, about 2 hours. Granola bites will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: Serving size: 1 bite, 100 calories (50 from fat), 6g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 9g carbohydrates, (2 g dietary fiber, 4g sugar), 3g protein.
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