After many fails, I finally mastered making these tasty No Bake Muesli Peanut Butter Energy Bites.
One of my readers had a recipe suggestion, and I have to admit that I failed and I failed miserably. She asked for a simple energy bar recipe.
I tried so many recipes in the last few days that in the end I just gave up. Well,I could not cut it without making one huge mess, but at least I have like 2 pounds of a very tasty addition to our cereals of sweetened oats and granola with dry fruits and nuts
I tried going old school before photo shooting them by freezing the whole mixture in the baking pan, but it crumbled each time when the knife starts going through… sigh!
Then today while trying it again (ahem! BTW failed attempt) I thought why not rolling it into these bite-size balls. Although they are not bars, and they are not as easy to work with as they might look, I manage to make the whole bag of these. However, you need to work fast before the mixture starts cooling off
The taste is fantastic, I love this mixture and got to say everything works very well together. My taste tester aka hubster loved it too.
As soon as he popped the first bite ball in his mouth it was mmmm reaction, so I know my taste buds are not tricking me into believing that the whole recipe wasn’t worth making ’cause it certainly was worth it.
- 1-pound All-natural Muesli Mix, ingredients in the notes
- 1 Cup of Chopped Unsalted Peanuts, or any other nuts
- 1 additional Cup of your favorite dry fruit, or you can add more than 1 kind
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 cup natural creamy Peanut butter, or any other nut butter such as almond or hazelnut butter
- 2 tablespoons Pure Organic Maple Syrup
- 2 tablespoon pure honey
- 1 teaspoon canola oil
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine maple syrup, honey peanut butter, canola oil, and brown sugar. Stir and cook until mixture just begins to bubble, about 3-5 minutes.
- In a large bowl, combine muesli mix, peanuts, dry fruits, and salt.
- Pour peanut butter mixture over dry mixture and stir gently with a spatula until well combined.
- Take about 2 Tablespoons of the mixture and with the palm of your hand start to form little ball size of a golf ball--you can make even smaller or bigger. Press tightly until it can stay in ball form. Place carefully in the container with the lid and in the fridge.
- Allow cooling completely in the refrigerator for 30 or more minutes.
- Once set, it is ready for eating.
- This could be in the fridge for up to 3 days and in the freezer (airtight container) for up to a month.
- This is fantastic in the morning to pick up your energy and could be added about a handful with your cereals. Also, freeze them overnight and pack for work snack the next day.
- I used Seven Sundays Muesli Mix since I got it for a gift, but you can make it yourself just by mixing together:
- Whole grain oats
- Whole Grain Barley
- Organic Wholegrain Rye
- Sunflower Seeds
- Fruits: Raisins, Apples, Dates
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Golden Flaxseeds
This was complete and only list of the ingredients that were used in the Seven Sundays Cereal brand. The pack is 1 pound and it is also unsweetened and untoasted. All of the ingredients in Seven Sundays muesli have been pasteurized before reaching the facility, so they have been steamed, blanched or heated to kill any bacteria and meet food safety criteria.
Source: Seven Sundays
I was not provided with the product "Seven Sundays Muesli" nor paid for review by their company. I liked it and that's why I put it on the list of the ingredients.