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Valentine’s Day: Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

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Chocolate 

Chocolate and Valentine’s Day are 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! 

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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.

Some folks like desserts like cakes, pies, and cookies, but I’m predominantly a chocolate fan. I like cakes, pies, and cookies, too—but for me, the best desserts are chocolate and the darker the better. Dark chocolate is actually good for you—in moderation. It’s the best medical news since they figured out that bloodletting doesn’t work. Dark chocolate contains antioxidants and they help protect the body from damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals that are implicated in heart disease, cancer, and other ailments.

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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
Virginia

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

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.

Servings 24 pieces
Author Virginia Willis

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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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  3. Evan Bernstein

    Very easy to make, quick and delicious. They set up firm enough to stack in the container. Not that there are many left.

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  4. Evan Bernstein

    by golly, I’m a gonna make these now! 🙂 Thanks for ruining my beach body lol. Cause you know I’m not going to eat just one.

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