There’s nothing better in the world than peanut butter, am I right? I’m sure I’ve expressed my profound love for PB in the past and told you how I could be completely content dipping a spoon in a jar of peanut butter and eating it straight out of the jar. So it goes without question that any dessert/treat/bite/snack that involves peanut butter is a clear winner in my book.
I came across these oatmeal peanut butter bites on Pinterest and was immediately smitten (you had me at peanut butter!). They requires only a handful of healthy ingredients, most of which you probably already have on hand, and are super quick to make. As convenient as this may be, it’s also very dangerous (seriously, I whipped these up at 10 pm). But there were no regrets – these little bites are pure joy. They are also pure oatmeal, almonds, chocolate chips and peanut butter (duh!). I love having this type of snack on hand for a quick pick-me-up and usually make a variation of date bites. These were a delicious change that pack a healthy punch of delicious energy in a cute little bite.
Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bites
Makes 15 bites
Adapted from howsweeteats.com
1 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1/4 cup sliced almonds, roughly chopped
2 tbsp chia seeds
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp natural peanut butter, melted and slightly cooled
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tbsp dark chocolate chips, roughly chopped
1/4 cup almond meal, to coat the bites
1. In a large bowl, combine the oatmeal, chopped almonds, flaxseed, chia seeds, sea salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
2. In a small bowl, add the peanut butter and heat in the microwave for about 30 second to melt. Add the honey and vanilla and stir to combine.
3. Add the peanut butter mixture to the oatmeal mixture and combine well (I found that using my hands is the best way to ensure all ingredients are well incorporated). Once everything is evenly combined, add the chocolate chips and stir to combine.
4. Roll the mixture into balls that are about 2 teaspoons. Roll each ball in the almond meal and place in a jar or container. Place in the fridge for about 30 minutes before serving.
5. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for about 1 week (pffff, as if they will last that long).
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