Energy Bites – Bananas & Oats

For a couple of weeks I have been seeing this posting about making energy bites/bars out of bananas.

So the day came when I had 2 bananas that needed attention so I embarked on this testing, testing being, will the family like them or not!

Recipe is pretty easy and since I made the first batch I have been replacing a few of the ingredients here and there but to start off, here is what it calls for:

  • 2 bananas mashed
  • 1/4 cup of peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 2 cups of rolled oats ( I used the regular minute Quaker oats)
  • 2 tablespoons of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

Mix it all together, put it in the fridge for a couple of hours and then roll about a tablespoon into balls or put into a mini cupcake mold for the perfect bite.

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I love love cinnamon so I use a full teaspoon of it instead of 1/2 and I sometimes replace the peanut butter with Cashew butter, Almond butter or the healthy version of peanut butter. They are also great with CraisinsĀ ā¤

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They are great to have in the fridge for the quick picker upper, as well as great to have on the go in the morning with your coffee!

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Got the family seal of approval so they are now a staple in our home and bananas get bought with a purpose in mind šŸ™‚

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Pumpkin Spice meets Rice Krispies treats……

This evening I was with my daughter Phoebe, enjoying some laughs in the kitchen whilst making some Rice KrispiesĀ treats with Chocolate and Peanut Butter chips.

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For those of you out there who were like me before I moved to the USA and had never encountered such a treat, rice krispiesĀ treats consist of:

Melt butter and marshmallows in the microwave for 2 minutes (stir after 1 minute and then microwave for the other minute).

Stir to mix well, add rice crispy cereal and then place in buttered pan and press down. Leave to cool, cut into pieces and enjoy!

That is the basic recipe, use your imagination as there are endless possibilities!

Anyway, back to my story, as we were finishing off the Chocolate and Peanut Butter treats (added 1/2 cup of choc chips and 1/2 cup of peanut butter chips), I came across a few bags of Pumpkin Spice Hershey’s Kisses.

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My daughter who loves Pumpkin anything just like her mama, asked if there was a way to make Pumpkin Spice Rice Crispy Treats………and I answered, there is a way for everything!

We melted the butter and marshmallow in the microwave. Then we added about half a bag of Pumpkin Spice Kisses and let them melt into the mixture.

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Added a dusting of Pumpkin Pie Spice followed by the rice crispy cereal.

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Once mixed we added a handful of Pumpkin Spice M&M’s for flavor and color!

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For the Pumpkin Lovers out there, it came outĀ amazing! Thank you Phoebe for the inspirational Pumpkin Moment!