For this week's #FoodieFriday, I have a super easy snack recipe for you! No bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Bites. Um, yum. These are so simple to make, only have 6 ingredients, and you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry already. I love these for a quick after school snack, pre-workout fuel, or just a little sweet treat at night!
With the oatmeal, honey, coconut, and peanut butter, these bites have a great balance of complex carbs, natural sugars, and healthy fats. Just the kind of fuel that you need for quick and lasting energy! And a little dark chocolate never hurt anyone right? Antioxidants, eh? ;)
This recipe is easily customizable to your liking. Don't like coconut? Don't worry. Try adding chopped almonds or walnuts. Don't have chocolate chips? Try adding dried cranberries or raisins! Now, enough talking- let's make some cookie bites!
NO BAKE PEANUT BUTTER OATMEAL COOKIE BITES
(makes 8-10 cookie bites)
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 peanut butter or almond butter
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 chocolate chips
- 2 Tbs. shredded coconut
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
- Using your hands, roll the mixture into bite size balls.
- Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes - 1 hour to let the cookie bites set and harden.
I hope you all enjoyed this quick recipe! Trust me, these things are so good. Half the pan is already gone at my house... If you do try them out, let me know by posting a pic on Instagram and tagging me @beautyandbananas and use the hashtag #beautyfood so I can see! :)
Have a great day!