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. 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. 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. Mix it together.. Then use a spoon or cookie dough scoop to shape the bites and put them on a parchment lined baking sheet. 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). 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.
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