PB&J BITES


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Quick to make and easy to carry, these convenient treats are great for an afternoon pick-me-up or grab-and-go breakfast. Experiment with your favorite nut butters, dried fruits and spices. We also like adding a tablespoon of sesame or poppy seeds to the mix.

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/4 cup dried currants
  • 1/2 cup no-salt-added unsweetened peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
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Method:
Place oats, currants, peanut butter, vanilla and cinnamon in a food processor and process until smooth and sticking together. Drizzle in 2 to 3 tablespoons hot water so that the mixture comes into a ball. Using a teaspoon, scoop out a heaping spoonful of the mixture. Roll into a ball, pressing firmly so that it sticks together. Chill bites until ready to serve. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 1 week.

Try these variations:

1 1/4 cups rolled oats
1 1/4 cups chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup sunflower seed spread
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 1/4 cups rolled oats
1 1/4 cups dried juice-sweetened cherries
1/2 cup no-salt-added unsweetened almond butter
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1 1/4 cup dried currants
1/2 cup sunflower seed spread
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

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Nutritional Info:
Per Serving: Serving size: 2 bites, 120 calories (45 from fat), 5g total fat, 0.5g saturated fat, 17g carbohydrates, (2 g dietary fiber, 9g sugar), 4g protein.

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