Whether you need an afternoon pick-me-up or a bite-sized dessert, these dark chocolate cherry no-bake bites are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.
A few weeks ago I made a purchase at the grocery store that worried me. Not because this purchase wouldn’t taste good, but because I knew it would taste TOO good. And just like the feeling I get when I open a bag of BBQ potato chips, I wasn’t sure I would be able to stick to the recommended portion size. Want to know the culprit? Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter— from Peanut Butter & Co. Need I say more?
When dreaming up recipes to use this dark chocolate peanut butter goodness in I knew I needed to create something that would help with the portion control dilemma and include some pretty good-for-you ingredients like dried fruit and oats. So that’s how I came up with these dark chocolate cherry no-bake bites. The recipe name is a mouthful- and the bites will fill your mouth with SO much flavor! I’ve made these a few times this summer, freezing a batch, sharing some at the park with mom friends, and enjoying one or two with a glass of red wine after a busy day with the kids.
Bites, balls, bars, whatever you want to call them, are the ideal portion for toddlers. Joey clearly can’t get enough either.#Snack on this! Dark Chocolate Cherry No-Bake #Bites Click To Tweet
- ½ cup Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter [I used this kind]
- ⅓ cup honey
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ½ cup dried cherries
- 1.5 cut old fashioned oats
- In a microwavable safe bowl, add peanut butter and honey. Microwave on high for 15 seconds and stir to combine.
- Add the chia seeds, cherries, and oats to the bowl and stir to combine. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
- Use a small/medium cookie scoop to form into bite-sized balls. Can be served immediately or chilled in the refrigerator if you prefer them cold.
Dark chocolate cherry no bake bites are also serve as a great grab n’ go snack, after-dinner treat, or post-workout fuel for adults. While my bites are pretty basic [I’ve gotta please the kiddos], I’d encourage you to check out two blogs that inspire me with bite recipes: Danielle at Food Confidence gives her formula for No-Bake Energy Balls and Lindsay at Cotter Crunch has a whole section on her website dedicated to Healthy Bites Recipes.