Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Granola Bites

I came across this fun snack while browsing for oatmeal recipes in attempt to make my daughter some healthy snacks.  Umm yeah, I'm going to keep telling myself these were healthy. They do have oatmeal afterall. ;)  Besides, I needed to make these because I had an open box of cake mix that I needed to use before it went bad. So you see? I had no choice. I was forced. Oh, and no baking is required, so they are also a great treat to make without turning on the oven. 

We made them, they were messy to roll, but just as good if not better than any oatmeal cookie! So we made some more. This time with chocolate chips.

I'm going to make these again with raisins. Then coconut. Then chocolate cake mix (would that work?).  With peanut butter. What would you mix in?

After you make every variation you can think of, and you still have leftover cake mix, go make this Cake Batter Ice Cream. You're Welcome. :)

Source: Sally's Baking Addiction

makes about 20 balls
  • 2 1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup yellow cake mix (the dry cake mix)
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup (or honey)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles (more or less, depending on your addiction to sprinkles!)
Combine all ingredients into a large bowl, except the sprinkles. To avoid a meltdown, let your child add the sprinkles. Stir well, until all oats are moistened. The mixture will be thick - use some muscle to mix well.   Refrigerate mixture for AT LEAST 1 hour (preferably 2 – you want the whole mixture pretty stiff and stick together well)

Remove from refrigerator and roll into balls.


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