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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bites

These no-bake bites are easy to make, satisfy your sweet tooth, and are good for an on-the-go treat.

Want to mix it up? Add ~2-4 tablespoons of nuts, seeds, or raisins (you may need some additional peanut butter to keep the creamy texture).

Ingredients

1 c oats
1⁄2 c chocolate chips (minis work well)
1⁄2 c peanut butter
1 c ground flaxseed (can use wheat germ or more oats)
1⁄3 c honey (can use molasses)
1 t vanilla extract

Yield amount

24 Servings

Preparation time

10 minutes

Instructions

No-cook method:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Roll into 24, 1-inch balls and refrigerate for 30 minutes if you prefer them firm, but can eat immediately. To firm in the refrigerator, place the balls on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. When storing, can stack in a covered container.

In a hurry and want to make the mixing easier?  Try this quick-cook method:

  1. Microwave the peanut butter an honey for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until you can mix them together easily. Alternatively, heat on the stove top using a heavy pan on low or a double boiler stirring constantly to avoid scorching.
  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients and press into an 8" x 8" greased or foil-lined pan. 
  3. Let cool and cut into bars.

Notes

Equipment you’ll need (no-cook method):

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Medium bowl
  • Large spoon or spatula for stirring
  • Cookie sheet
  • Wax paper
  • 1-inch cookie scoop is helpful, but not necessary

Source

courtesy of Iowa WIC

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