Miles took a home school cooking class at the YMCA this winter. And the teacher had a food allergy child in the class as well. So the recipes they did were modified for food allergies, and the teacher was wonderful. It was an experience we won't forget. They did brown sugar popcorn, stain-glass cookies, and these energy bars over the course of a few weeks.
We sure hope we run into the teacher and her daughter on more occasions as it was nice to have friends in our same shoes. The little girl was allergic to many more foods than Miles, and he was able to learn first-hand that some kids have it much worse than he does. We sure are praying that she can outgrow some of her allergies.
But here is the recipe for the energy bars. They are super easy and no-bake. It's the perfect recipe for the kids to take on themselves.
Dairy-Free Energy Bars
2-1/2 cups quick oats
1/2 cup ground flax
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup hot water
1/2 cup nut butter or sunbutter
1/2 cup chocolate chips
We added the chocolate chips to the recipe. You can do your own add-in's like seeds, nuts, raisins, etc.
Mix all the ingredients well. We flattened the mixture into a cake pan, refrigerated, and cut into bars. You can cut them into shapes, roll it into balls, flatten them into discs. The options are endless on how to serve these.
I am keeping ours refrigerated.
What a healthy snack!
I am linking to Allergy Free Wednesdays.