Peanut Butter, Grape & Dark Chocolate Snack Bites

by Robin on February 8, 2013

in meal planning, recipes

Your Valentine (regardless of their age) will fall in love with these sweet bites!

Loaded with good-for-you ingredients like dark chocolate, peanut butter, Welch’s 100% Grape Juice made with Concord grapes, oats and flax seed, these bites are a perfect snack,a tiny indulgence or even a quick, on-the-go breakfast.  I created this recipe specifically using ingredients I had on hand in the fridge and the pantry. In about 30 minutes and only one bowl to wash, you’ve whipped a healthy and decadent treat the whole family will love.

 

Peanut Butter, Grape & Chocolate Snack Bites

Ingredients

3/4 cup low-fat crunchy peanut butter

1/4 cup Welch’s 100% Grape Juice made with Concord grapes

1 cup oats

1 tbsp ground flax seed

2 tsp honey

3 tbsp dark chocolate chips

1 tsp vanilla

Preparation

In a microwave-safe bowl, add peanut butter and heat until thinned out, approximately 25 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir in grape juice. Add oats, flax seed, honey, chocolate chips and vanilla; stir to incorporate. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper. Using a teaspoon or a melon baller, form mixture into balls. Place in the refrigerator and allow to cool again for at least 30 minutes. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Makes 30 balls

Nutrition per serving (1 ball)  60 calories, 3g fat, 1g saturated fat, 2g protein, 7g carbohydrate, 0mg cholesterol, 45mg sodium, less than 1g fiber

 

Disclaimer: I developed this recipe as part of my work with the Welch’s Health and Wellness Advisory panel and in conjunction with the Kitchen Table Report. 

Photo credit: Joy Jangles

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