Chewy Peanut Butter Bites

Chewy Peanut Butter Bites

I’m a little bit obsessed with healthy treats. I have a whole Pinterest board devoted to them. I have a definite sweet tooth but know that loads of sugar isn’t good for anyone, so I try to incorporate a little nutritious goodness when I make something sweet to snack on. While honey is still at its core just sugar, raw local honey contains some serious nutrients.

Side note: I kind of want to start a bee colony. Would my neighbors hate me? Would I hate me? What is involved? Does anyone want to co-op it? It just seems so exciting to have bees making honey in your own back yard!

Anyways…

Chewy Peanut Butter Bites

The website I found this on bills it as granola, but I have my opinions on how granola should be. I consider this more of a healthy, chewy, shapeless cookie. While I did obviously crumble some into my Greek yogurt with some mini chocolate chips (yeah, you need to do that) I would not want to eat it in a bowl with milk.

This recipe is almost a little ridiculous because its just. not. enough. I made this one day as a special treat for the kids and I to eat while watching a movie on the couch and it was gone in no time. I feel like I’ve been saying this a lot lately, but if you have a lot of kids you might want to double this up.

Chewy Peanut Butter Bites

Chewy Peanut Butter Bites
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat.
  2. Place peanut butter and honey in a medium sized microwaveable bowl. Microwave 30 seconds and whisk together until smooth. Add the vanilla and mix. Using a rubber spatula, stir in the oats until thoroughly coated.
  3. Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet in an even layer. Bake for 8 minutes. Let cool completely on the baking sheet. Break into large chunks or bite sized pieces and store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
Notes
Adapted from Something Swanky

Comments

  1. olive says

    Oh man…..this looks and sounds delicious. I wish the ingredients weren’t so wholesome and yummy! I’m totally making this. :)

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