First, I made these no-bake energy balls. Yum, yum, yum!! I guess my mom must have made something similar to this when I was a kid because they're very familiar and they bring me back. They're healthy and they are the perfect little something to grab when you need a little nibble. I think they even give me a little extra boost when I go out for a run. The recipe can be found here, Smashed Peas and Carrots, and that's where I grabbed the image, too.
Then, I made my own granola bars. Another huge YUMMM! Kids even agree on this one (the energy bites are only so-so for them). I first had to make granola, so I chose this recipe, although there are several more I'd like to try. Then I proceeded with the granola bar recipe found on Back to the Cutting Board. Huge hit. We polished off the whole pan in 2 days, so I made more this evening!
They turned out extra chocolatey because I stirred in the chocolate chips while the mixture was still warm. On the pan I made this evening, I just pressed them on top. We'll see how we like it that way.
Anyway...I highly recommend these two healthy snacks!!