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Trail Mix Energy Bites

The following recipe and photography were provided by local blogger Abby Thome of The Thome Home.

School is back in session, and if your family is anything like mine, they want a snack the minute they get home!

Having nutritionally dense snacks on hand that are as visually appealing as they are delicious is key to my kids gravitating towards a healthier snack option.

Trail Mix Bites

I have spent years creating different energy bites for my family and this new Trail Mix Energy Bite is incredible!

Trail Mix Bites

These little bites are loaded with good-for-you ingredients including ground flaxseed, chia seeds and oats, which help keep your belly full all while providing a nutritional boost. 

The best part is that they can be stored in your fridge for up to three weeks.

Trail Mix Bites
Trail Mix Energy Bites
Prep time:
15min
Total time:
15min

Servings:
12 Bites

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups Heinen’s organic old fashion oats
  • 1 cup Heinen’s cranberry trail mix
  • 1/2 cup organic ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup organic chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup Heinen’s pure organic maple syrup
  • 1 lb. container Heinen’s fresh ground honey roasted peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. Heinen's cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate candies (or Heinen's mini chocolate chips)

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, add the oats, flaxseed and trail mix. Blend until the oats and trial mix are finely crumbled.
  2. Add the maple syrup, honey roasted peanut butter and cinnamon. Blend until a dough forms and all of the ingredients are evenly combined.
  3. Stir in the mini chocolate candies.
  4. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop the dough into your hands and  roll and squeeze the dough together to form bite-size balls.
  5. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

Trail Mix Bites

Products from the Recipe

Heinen's logo in black
By Heinen's Grocery Store
In 1929, Joe Heinen opened the doors of a small butcher shop on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio, aiming to establish himself as the city’s purveyor of quality meats. As customers came into Heinen’s new shop for their meat purchases, they began asking him to carry groceries as well. Joe added homemade peanut butter, pickles and donuts and by 1933, business had grown enough to include a line of produce and canned goods. Heinen’s Grocery Store was born.

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