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Dark Chocolate Cherry Peanut Butter Oat Bites

Dark chocolate and cherry peanut butter oat bites make the perfect snack!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword dark chocolate cherry peanut butter oat bites
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 18
Calories 145kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter I used Skippy Natural
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 1/2 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries chopped OR cherry flavored dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup bittersweet chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips or pieces - chopped
  • 1/4 cup dry-roasted peanuts finely chopped


  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat.
  • Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, sugar, vanilla, honey oats, and rice cereal.
  • Let mixture cool for about 20 minutes. (Don't want the chocolate to melt.)
  • Stir in cherries and chocolate chips.
  • With a heaping tablespoon of mixture, form into balls pressing firmly to keep balls together.
  • Roll balls in chopped peanuts, pressing lightly to coat.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Notes: I used my food processor to chop the peanuts. Just pulse until they reach the desired consistency.
  • Yields 18 balls.


Recipe adapted from All You Magazine.


Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 119IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg