You would think that avoiding going outside into the cold would mean that I have been baking up a storm around here. Sadly, that’s not the case. It seems that I’m lacking at least one ingredient for everything I want to make. Thankfully, groceries are being delivered this afternoon. But, in the meantime, I made use of what I did have in the pantry to make these delicious little treats.
These guys are so ridiculously simple to make. There’s actually no baking involved. You just need a handful of ingredients, a saucepan, a couple of minutes of stovetop time, and a spoon. Plus lots of peanut butter and chocolate chips. Sounds good, huh?
I had these mixed up in mere minutes. Honestly, the step to allow the initial mixture to cool took longer than the rest of the steps combined. I can’t even offer much advice for making them. They’re about as straightforward as it gets.
I suppose I do have one bit of advice. In a great case of “do as I say, not as I do,” I would recommend using mini chocolate chips. I used standard-sized chips, and while they’re fine, I think mini would work better. I chose not to go out for mini chips for these not only because it was cold, but also because our hallway was filled with people dealing with the water pipe that burst next door. And, the elevators weren’t working. I think you can see why I cut myself some slack on that.
In any case, I really, really like these little treats. They are just sweet enough with a nice crunchiness and chewiness. And, geez, they are addicting! I ate two just while I was trying to photograph them. I’ve put them in the back of the refrigerator now so that I can hope for some semblance of restraint. Wish me luck!
14 Comments on “Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oat Bites”
I’ve had the same problem, even having a target with a grocery on my block (thanks, city living) is too hard when it’s single digits out!
Your bites look darling! I wouldn’t be able to resist during the photo shoot, either!
ooooh these little lovely bites look SO yummy!!!
This recipe looks easy enough for me and my granddaughter to prepare this weekend. Has lots of kid-friendly ingredients, too.
I guess the one good thing about the cold is that it has deterred me from buying random grocery items on random grocery trips. But…I have all the ingredients for these! WIN.
I hate that feeling when you don’t quite have the ingredients to hand that you want! These look like a seriously good improvised treat though – yum!
What an awesome lunch box snack. The peanut butter and peanuts making it an awesome snack on the run until lunch can be had. Take a look at my blog, I just shared millionaires shortbread.
Pop em bites!
Geez J these would be kind of dangerous around here.
So easy to pop em while having just your morning espresso!
This is really an awesome Snack..You have just ultimate Collection of recipes. I would love to try this.
Thanks for sharing..
Seriously putting crisp rice cereal on my shopping list so I can make these tasty bites. Peanut butter and chocolate lovers unite!
My husband made these for me the other day and OMG so yummy! I have an oatball everynight after dinner :). Filling and satisfying 🙂
Um…I have no restraint when it comes to chocolate and peanut butter. 🙂
Anyone try it without the sugar
Can this be done w/o confectioner sugar? If so, will the consistency be different? I really don’t want all that sugar & that’s why I’m looking to leave it out. Thx.
Hi, Em. I’ve not tried that, so I can’t say for sure what the effect would be. I’d guess that it would alter the consistency. You might increase the honey just a bit.