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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Prune Dark Chocolate Bites satisfies your sweet tooth without the guilt.  These make a good post workout snack, treat for the kids and adults and provide fiber, Vitamin K and potassium.   Peanut Butter Oatmeal Prune Dark Chocolate Bites I am excited to share today’s recipe for Peanut Butter Oatmeal Prune Dark Chocolate Bites with you guys. Last year I shared my Peanut Butter Oatmeal Coconut Bites that are a huge hit in my house.  Will and I make them a few times a month and freeze half and eat the other half throughout the week as a quick, nutritious snack.  Will thinks of them as a treat which makes me happy because they are full of good things: peanut butter, oatmeal, honey, coconut and a little dark chocolate. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Prune Dark Chocolate Bites Today’s recipe for Peanut Butter Oatmeal Prune Dark Chocolate Bites is a twist on that recipe without the coconut and adding in diced prunes.  Have you seen Amaz!n™ Diced Prunes in the grocery store? I am loving the fact that prunes are diced into small pieces.  Toss them in cereal, oatmeal, salad or your favorite recipes for added flavor and fiber. It makes them easy for my little ones to eat and also makes them a great addition to a recipe, like todays! This recipe is easy and a great way to include the kids in cooking. Start by putting all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. IMG_6110 Mix it together.. IMG_6114 Then use a spoon or cookie dough scoop to shape the bites and put them on a parchment lined baking sheet. IMG_6118  Then put them in the refrigerator for an hour to chill (this step is optional but I think it helps them form and stay in a tight ball).  IMG_6121 Here are a few of the positive effects from certain nutrients in Amaz!n™ Diced Prunes:

    • Bone Health: Prunes may promote healthy bones. Dr. Bahram H. Arjmandi of Florida State University says, “Dried plums (prunes) are the most bone-friendly fruit that I have seen in decades. They are nature’s solution to maintaining good bone health.” Dr. Arjmandi hypothesizes that the many compounds and nutrients contained in prunes, such as vitamin K, potassium, copper and boron, likely work synergistically to have this positive effect. Additional research is currently being conducted to learn more about prunes and bone health.
    • Potassium: Potassium may help prevent hypertension and stroke and play a role in helping support cell energy by regulating fluid balance, nerve impulses and muscle contraction to increase energy.
    • Fiber: A diet containing foods with fiber can replace fats and sweets, and contributes to heart health.
    • Regularity: A fiber rich diet may contribute to maintaining a consistent digestive tract which helps lead to improved digestive health.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Prune Dark Chocolate Bites

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Prune Dark Chocolate Bites

  • Author: Julia // A Cedar Spoon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Snack

Description

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Prune Dark Chocolate Bites satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt. These make a good post workout snack, treat for the kids and adults and provide everyone with fiber, Vitamin K and potassium.


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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups oatmeal, old fashioned
  • 1/2 cup Amaz!n Diced Prunes
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey {or more as needed}
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 dark chocolate chips {or chocolate of your choice}

Instructions

  1. Line a large cooking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Put all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well to combine. Put the dough in the refrigerator for 1 hour to help the ingredients stick together.
  3. Using a cookie scoop or your hands shape the bites and place on the parchment lined cookie sheet.
  4. Enjoy!

Notes

You can store these in an air tight container on your counter, in your refrigerator or in the freezer. [br]If you freeze these take one out of the freezer and let it sit out for 20 minutes before you are ready to eat it. [br][br]If at any point the bites don’t seem to be sticking together very well add more honey in order to get a stickier consistency.[br][br]The amount you make will depend on the size of the ball that you make.

For more snacking ideas check out my snacking Pinterest board!

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Enjoy! Julia

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Cookin Canuck

Friday 23rd of January 2015

Prunes are so great as a natural sweetener. These would be gobbled up in my house in no time!

Julia

Friday 23rd of January 2015

Yes they are which is great. My son loves loves these!

Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

Friday 23rd of January 2015

How easy and healthy are these?! I LOVE that your used peanut butter, chocolate and prunes! I wouldn't have thought to add prunes in you creative lady you! Pinned!

Julia

Friday 23rd of January 2015

Thanks Taylor! I love the way they turned out and they are simple to make. ;)

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