Cranberry Nut Energy Bites



Ingredients

1 cup dry old fashioned oats
1/2 cup Hannaford Nutty Nuggets Cereal
1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 cup Planters NUT-rition Heart Healthy Mix, coarsely chopped
1 cup dates, coarsely chopped
1 tsp. McCormick® Ground Cinnamon
1/2 cup Nature's Place® Crunchy Almond Butter
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp. McCormick® Vanilla Extract

Directions

1. Combine oats, cereal, ground flax, cranberries, nuts, dates, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Mix well.
2. In a small bowl, stir together almond butter, honey, and vanilla.
3. Pour almond butter mixture over dry ingredients; mix well to combine. Refrigerate 2 hours.
4. Form mixture into 2-inch balls by firmly pressing with moist hands or a spoon.


Dietitian's Tips:
Prepare dates by submerging them in hot water for 5 minutes prior to chopping. This will allow dates to soften and help them mix easier. This recipe can easily be made into bars. Line a small baking dish with parchment paper and press mixture in firmly. Once chilled, slice into bars