Banana Energy Bites

Here is a high fiber, nutrient-packed, no bake bedtime treat made with bananas and oats.

Ingredients:
1 overripe banana
1 cup dry quick-cooking rolled oats
½ cup roasted and salted pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
½ cup dried cranberries
½ cup natural peanut butter
¼ cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces

In a medium bowl mash banana with a fork until smooth. Stir in oats, pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, peanut butter and chocolate pieces. Using 1 tablespoon for each bite, shape into 32 balls; flatten slightly. Chill until ready to serve.

To make ahead: Layer bites between waxed paper in an airtight container. Store in refrigerator up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.

Nutrition information per 2 bites: 145 calories; 9 g fat (2 g sat); 2 g fiber; 14 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 14 mcg folate; 7 g sugars; 7 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 11 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 53 mg sodium; 147 mg potassium

Printable recipe available at: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/263832/banana-energy-bites/

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