Two weeks ago, I tested out a recipe from Whole Foods for PB&J Bites. I wanted to change-up lunch a bit but stick to ingredients I know we like and NOT spend an hour making some extravagant meal after doing school all morning. So, we tried out the Bites.
DELICIOUS!! I loved how easy they are to make. AND, they are pretty dang healthy too. We did change out a couple of things, but overall it is the same concept and pretty close in taste, I assume. 🙂 Enjoy!
(Our changes are in blue.)
1 1/4 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup raisins
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Place oats, raisins, cranberries, 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. (I had to use a few more TBSP than that, as mine didn’t seem to be sticking. My total amount of dried fruit, though, was 1/4 cup more than the currants their recipe called for.) 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.
Ours made about 30 balls. Enough for all the kiddos to have lunch and some leftover for my husband’s lunch snacks the next day. I had ONE child say they were gross. She seems to be pretty opposite in opinion of everyone these days, so I can’t tell if she genuinely didn’t like them or just wanted to be different. 🙂 Regardless, all the bites were eaten!