Sunday, January 27, 2013

Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Bites

Looking for a healthy snack that will satisfy your craving for salty AND sweet?  Look no further!  These healthy PB and dark chocolate treats will do just that!  They are no-bake so you can have a batch ready in minutes, grab one for now and pop the rest in the fridge for later.  They're also a very practical snack for the work week.  Toss a couple into a zip-lock bag and take them to work as a mid morning or mid afternoon snack when those vending machine cravings start to kick in.  I promise these will satisfy you and hold you over for hours!

1 cup raw oven toasted old fashioned oats
3 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips (I used Ghiradelli 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate baking chips)
1-2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons non-fat milk
Pinch of salt

PS- if you like, you can add 1-2 tablespoons of shredded coconut to the mix :)

Place oats into bowl.  Add peanut butter, chocolate, sugar and vanilla and mix ingredients.  Add milk and knead with your hands until mixture becomes a "dough."  Now gently shape into round bites approximately 1-1.5 inches in diameter.  Enjoy at room temperature or chilled!

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