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PB&J Bites

Makes 25 to 30 bites
Time 25 min
Quick to make and easy to carry, these convenient treats are great for an afternoon pick-me-up or grab-and-go breakfast. Experiment with your favorite nut butters, dried fruits and spices. We also like adding a tablespoon of sesame or poppy seeds to the mix.
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/4 cup dried currants
  • 1/2 cup no-salt-added unsweetened peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Method

Place oats, currants, 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. 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. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 1 week.

Try these variations:

1 1/4 cups rolled oats 
1 1/4 cups chopped dried apricots 
1/2 cup sunflower seed spread 
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon   

1 1/4 cups rolled oats 
1 1/4 cups dried juice-sweetened cherries
1/2 cup no-salt-added unsweetened almond butter
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves   

1 cup rolled oats 
1/4 cup sunflower seeds 
1 1/4 cup dried currants 
1/2 cup sunflower seed spread 
1 tablespoon poppy seeds 
1 tablespoon sesame seeds 
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 

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  • 1 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/4 cup dried currants
  • 1/2 cup no-salt-added unsweetened peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon