Valentine’s Day: Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites
Chocolate and Valentine’s Day go together like, well, chocolate and peanut butter! “You got chocolate in my peanut butter! You got peanut butter in my chocolate!” It’s a pretty awesome marriage of flavors and textures. To help celebrate Valentine’s Day I want to share a short post with my recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites. Part truffle and part cookie, these tasty treats are super simple to prepare. In fact, you probably have the ingredients in your pantry and can whip these up tonight!
Bittersweet chocolate, heart healthy whole grain rolled oats, all-natural peanut butter, and just a touch of butter are combined to make a semi-healthy, decadent, and delicious treat.
These bites are full-flavored and rich enough, that one (or two) are satisfying. What better way to show your special Valentine that you love them than with heart-healthy chocolate!? Thanks for reading.
If you give these Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites a try, let me know what you think!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Bon Appétit Y’all
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites
Makes about 2 dozen
3 1/2 cups whole grain rolled oats
1 cup all-natural peanut butter, stirred
1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Pinch of kosher salt
Line a baking sheet with a nonstick baking sheet, parchment, or wax paper. Set aside. In a medium saucepan combine the oats, peanut butter, chocolate, butter, and salt over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the chocolate is melted and the ingredients are well-combined. Using a small ice cream scoop or a tablespoon, spoon the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Set aside to firm up and set. They can be stored in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for 1 week.
photography by Virginia Willis
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