There are a few different versions of this recipe floating around online but I like the proportions in this one (link to original under the recipe below). I've used almond butter or natural unsweetened peanut butter in the past but today all I had was Jiff - a bit sweeter so I reduced the honey slightly. If you're gluten free, just make sure you're using gf oats.
The girls liked them as a snack today but they're not great to transport (in a baggie in a lunch bag, they turn into granola). While Little loved helping me mix them, she took one bite and said "no wike it." In general she's not a chocolate fan (!?!?!) but I think the texture of the coconut might be what she really didn't like.
Granola Bites (makes about 20)
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup coconut flakes (preferable unsweetened)
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix everything together in a medium bowl until fully incorporated. Chill in the refrigerator for about a half hour. Roll into balls and enjoy! Store in an airtight container and refrigerate. Will keep for about 1 week (if they last that long!).