Tangy Peach Energy Bites or Bars
We developed this recipe for our favorite preserves company - Blake Hill Preserves. They're developing the most innovative products we've seen in jam and other preserves, all while keeping the ingredients simple, just like us!
This recipe is great for keeping your sugar intake low. This recipe uses just dried fruit and Blake Hill's Naked Peach Jam, which is only sweetened with fruit juice, not sugar!
Most energy bites use honey or maple syrup, but these are a bit more mild, and the lemon zest brightness to everything. Keep some of these in your pocket for when you're riding up the lift to ski, or to refuel during hiking breaks. Enjoy!
1 Cup Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
1/4 Cup Coconut Flakes
1/4 Cup Golden Raisins, or Other Dried Fruit
1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
Zest of 1 Lemon
Pinch of Salt
1/2 Cup "The New Favorite" - Almond, Pecan, and Cashew Nut Butter
1/4 Cup Plus 2 Tbs Naked Peach Jam by Blake Hill
In the bowl of a food processor, add all ingredients except for nut butter and jam. Pulse until combined and contents are in smaller pieces. Add nut butter and jam. Pulse a few times, then mix thoroughly using a spoon.
For Energy Bites
Roll into heaped tablespoon-sized balls. Store in fridge for up to 1 week, or store in freezer for up to 3 months and Enjoy!
For Baked Bars
Preheat oven to 350F and press into a parchment-lined loaf pan. Bake for 20 minutes, or until edges are browned and center loses its shiny look. Cool for 10 minutes, remove from pan, then carefully slice into 6-8 bars.
Lower oven temperature to 325F. Bake bars on a parchment-lined baking sheet until edges are slightly browned, checking after 10 minutes. Cool bars on a wire rack. They will firm up as they cool. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days or up to 3 months in the freezer and Enjoy!