We recently took the babies to their 1 year check up. Among other things, the doctor told us to give them peanut butter 3 times a week. I needed a way to do this without all of the mess. So I used the idea behind the carrot coconut bites to make a chocolate chip peanut butter bites recipe.
It’s funny that came up at the doctor’s office because I just recently had a conversation with my friend about how people can develop an allergic reaction to food as well as outgrow it. Sometimes the removal of certain foods means that when you try to reintroduce them your body just can’t take it. When thinking about that, our pediatrician’s suggestion makes sense. Especially, with many schools being “nut-free,” the only time you can consistently give your child peanut butter is at home.
I was happy that our pediatrician was thoughtful enough or forward thinking enough to mention this to us. So, you know me I had to go overboard. I made several versions of this. Some dipped in chocolate. Some dipped in Nutella. Once all were given the stamp of approval, it was time to move on to other peanut butter adventures.
I’ve got these chocolate chip peanut butter bites (check) and a couple of other peanut butter recipes up my sleeve. It’s going to be a peanut butter adventure.
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bites
Makes 12 -18 bites
- 1/8 cup brown sugar (or honey)
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup ground flax seed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- melted chocolate for dipping (optional)
Tools: large bowl, spatula
Mix brown sugar and oats in a large bowl.
Stir in remaining ingredients and mix well.
Place bowl in fridge and allow to chill for 20 to 30 minutes.
Use tablespoon to roll into balls.
If you chose to add a chocolate coating, dip into melted chocolate and chill for an additional 15 minutes.
These chocolate chip peanut butter bites can be refrigerated for about 5 days. I typically double the recipe and put a dozen in the freezer. It just makes life easier.
If you are looking for a savory recipe that has peanut butter you should try my Cold Sesame Noodles.