Fruit and Nut Peanut Butter Snack Bites

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There is something about peanut butter than makes me feel like a kid again.  The sweet goodness baked in a cookie, or licked right from a spoon puts a smile on my face.  Instantly I am taken back to elementary school lunches and after school snacks.  Peanut butter was always in the house, for the perfect, easy snack (that even kids could make!)

I am grateful that my kids get to enjoy that same snacking ease after a long day at school, but we like to get a bit more adventurous when it comes to our peanut butter.  Quick and satisfying… those are the kinds of snacks that I look for. And these Peanut Butter Snack Bites fit the bill perfectly.  Kraft Peanut Butter with honey and large flaked oats, and all my favorite things!

And no… I didn’t include chocolate.

Now, don’t get me wrong… I love that mixture.  But for this snack, I wanted something that reflected my love of trail mix.

So I grabbed all my favorite things (full recipe below) and I mixed them together in a bowl.

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It was a little bit sticky… it took a little elbow grease, but I got it all mixed up.

mixing

 

Then I rolled them all up into little bite size balls and rolled them in toasted coconut. I use the term toasted lightly… though it’s not lightly toasted. Wait, what?

Then I just chilled them in the fridge.

These fruit and nut peanut butter snack bites are simple to make, and delicious!  A great snack for when those little hunger twinges strike.

Fruit & Nut Peanut Butter Snack Bites

Peanut Butter Bites



Ingredients:

  • 1 cup large flake rolled oats
  • ½ cup Kraft Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • 2 Tbsp dried cranberries
  • 2 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp pine nuts
  • ¼ cup raw coconut, toasted ß optional

In a medium bowl, mix together the first six ingredients.  Roll into small balls, approximately 1.5 Tbsp per ball  (You should get around 20 snack bites). I recommend when you’re rolling the ingredients together, give it a squeeze so everything sticks well together.  This is a messy (but worth it) step.

After you’ve created all your little Peanut Butter Snack Bites, roll them in the toasted coconut (if you chose to do so).

Toss them on a plate and refrigerate.

It’s just that easy.

And what you end up with are these delicious little bites of goodness, filled with everything YOU wanted in them!  No fuss and NO BAKING!

 

So now that your mind is spinning on just how many different variations of Peanut Butter Snack Bites YOU could make, I’ve got a little something fun to share with you!

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Although this post has been generously sponsored by Kraft Canada, the opinions and language are my own, and in no way do they reflect Kraft Canada.

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Comments

  1. gotta make these for my kids!

  2. Lynda Cook says:

    I’m seeing these balls everywhere today, on another blog and on The Chew, they must be good!! going to have to make some up!!

  3. Anne Taylor says:

    These look great! We are making these (with just a couple of differences) for my daughter who just gave birth, to snack on!

  4. Jodi Mitrovic says:

    Now these look delicious! I’m going to have to try a batch this weekend! Thanks for sharing :)

  5. Amy Lovell says:

    YUM! These sound delicious great for a snack on the go! Thanks!

  6. loucheryl says:

    I want to make these for my boys!

  7. Judy Cowan says:

    Sounds really good, and we love peanut butter so these are a must try!

  8. kristen visser says:

    I am doing these up this weekend! not only healthy for you but quick to make and easy to eat on the go!!

  9. These sound so good. I bet they would taste great dipped in melted chocolate.

  10. Laurie P says:

    Love this version too!

  11. Treen Goodwin says:

    Yummy my dad would so love these , i must make them for him maybe as an extra for Father’s Day , thanks for sharing :)

  12. nicolthepickle says:

    The toasted coconut on the outside makes them look so much prettier.

  13. I made these for my boys and they LOVED them. Great as after school snacks!

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