No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites

SONY DSCYou aren’t going to believe these.  Truly.

Let’s just start with the fact that they involve only 5 simple ingredients.

And then lets discuss the fact that there is no cooking involved.  Or blending.  Or pureeing.  Or effort.  None.

SONY DSCAnd then let’s talk about how much more healthful they are than your typical store-bought white sugar packed peanut butter chocolate granola bars.

SONY DSCActually, scratch all of that.  Let’s not talk about any of it.

These are delicious.  That’s all you need to know.  Magical.   They have several purposes:  after school snacks, out-the-door-breakfasts, dessert, or bribery (and I mean this is the most endearing way possible).

SONY DSCKids, if you can get this toy room cleaned up in less than two minutes you can have a Peanut Butter Chocolate Bite is a real thing.  Or try if you get your shoes on by the time I grab my bag you can have a Peanut Butter Chocolate Bite in the car; it works.  Throw away your parenting books, stop your google searches.  These are all you need.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites

notes: be sure to use gluten free oats for a gluten free version.   when shopping for peanut butter, always go for the brands that only have peanuts and salt for their ingredients…many brands sneak in all sorts of icky sugars and additives.

Ingredients

1 Cup Quick Cook Oats

1/2 Cup Peanut Butter

1/2 Cup Almond Meal

1/4 Cup Honey

1-2 Ounces Dark Chocolate, chopped

Directions

Zap peanut butter in the microwave for 30 seconds.  Place oats, peanut butter, almond meal and honey in a medium sized bowl and stir until combined.  Roll into tablespoon sized balls, place on a parchment lined dish and refrigerate for 5-10 minutes.

Place chocolate in a small glass dish and microwave in 30 minute increments until melted and loose/smooth.  Use a fork to drizzle the chocolate over the peanut butter balls.  Refrigerate until chocolate is set and serve or store in the refrigerator.  Makes approximately 15 bite sized balls.

 

15 thoughts on “No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites

    1. Thank you! You can definitely use regular oats, the texture will just be different and they may not bind together as well. Here’s a tip tho…I never buy quick cook either…to get quick cook oats all you need to do is pulse your oats in a food processor a few times so they are cut down a bit-the only difference between regular and quick cook oats are the size.

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