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Salty-Sweet Oatmeal Bites


  • Author: April @ Girl Gone Gourmet
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: approximately 28 balls 1x

Description

These oatmeal bites are addictive and you might find all sorts of reasons to pass by the fridge throughout the day just so you can reach in and grab one of them. For that reason, you may want to freeze half of them so they don’t all disappear the first day.


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Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups quick oats, pulsed in the food processor until they resemble breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup pretzel crumbs (see note)
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • Melted chocolate, for drizzling or dipping, optional (see note)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the oatmeal, pretzel crumbs and coconut. In a small bowl, combine the peanut butter, oil, and honey. Add the peanut butter mixture to the oatmeal one and stir until well combined.
  2. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop the mixture and form it into balls. Lightly squeeze to ensure the balls stay together. Place the balls on a baking sheet and transfer them to the freezer for 20 to 30 minutes.
  3. Drizzle or dip the balls in the melted chocolate, if using. Place them in the freezer for a few minutes or until the chocolate is set. Store the oatmeal bites in the refrigerator.

Notes

  • Like the oatmeal, to make pretzel crumbs just pulse them in the food processor until they resemble fine breadcrumbs. You want to end up with 1 cup of pretzel crumbs.
  • If you want to lightly drizzle the bites with chocolate you will only need about 2 ounces of chocolate. If you want to dip them I recommend increasing the amount to 4 or 5 ounces of chocolate.
  • Because the amount of chocolate will vary it is not included in the nutrition estimate.
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 132
  • Sugar: 3.7g
  • Fat: 8.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.9g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Protein: 3.2g

Keywords: oatmeal bites, peanut butter oatmeal balls, no bake oatmeal balls