Recipe: No Bake Cocoa Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bites

cocoa oatmeal peanut butter bites - tiffany lane

I’ve been eyeing this treat for a while now and finally decided to go for it.  I’m not sure why I waited so long.  My old self really didn’t know what she was missing!

These are delicious little bites of goodness and so customizable.  Just use what you have on hand and I bet they’ll turn out just fine.

No Bake Cocoa Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bites

Adapted from How Sweet It Is

Yield: 20-24 Bites

2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup wheat bran
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter, melted and slightly cooled
1/2 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup cocoa powder (to roll the balls in)
Combine oats, wheat bran, flaxseed, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl.  Melt peanut butter and allow it to cool slightly (melted in the microwave for about 30 seconds works well), then stir in honey and vanilla extract until combined.
Pour peanut butter mixture over the oat mixture, mix well with a spoon or spatula, then bring together with your hands, compressing into a tight ball. Pull off golf-ball sized (or slightly smaller) chunks, rolling into balls with your hands, then rolling each ball in cocoa powder.
Store in an airtight container.  They taste yummy right out of the fridge or at room temperature!

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