Chocolate Cherry Bites {no bake}

Hello friends…Anyone else trying to eat healthier this year?  Yeah, me too.  Unfortunately, I have a GIANT sweet tooth and almost ZERO willpower.  Sorry if you have the same problem.  I NEED something sweet everyday, so I am always on the look out for sweet treats I do not have to feel guilty about eating.

I came across this recipe in a HyVee Seasons magazine {the free magazine put out by HyVee grocery store}.  Changed it up a bit to use what I had on hand…Sweet and Healthy…No worries about willpower!  Eat as many as you want…Take them with you as a snack…Yum!

healthy {no bake} chocolate cherry bites at onekriegerchick.com

Chocolate Cherry Bites {no bake}

Ingredients:

1 cup old-fashioned oats

1/2 cup whole wheat flour (or almond flour)

1/4 cup ground flax seed

1/4 cup honey

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 cup peanut butter (or almond butter)

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (or dark chocolate chips)

1/2 cup craisins (or dried cherries)

How To:

Combine oats, flour and flax seed in a medium bowl.  In a separate small bowl, stir together honey, vanilla and peanut butter.  Using a spatula, combine the two mixtures and add in the chocolate chips and craisins.  Refrigerate 30 minutes before shaping into   small balls.  Store, covered, in the refrigerator.

Tip: I freeze a few in snack bags for on-the-go snacking.

Enjoy!

Ariean

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  1. 4

    Erin says

    Three quick questions… Why do you use whole wheat flour? Where do I get flax seed? (Probably a silly question but I’ve never used it) and Do you think dried cranberries would work instead? I don’t love craisins at all.

    • 5

      onekriegerchick says

      Hi Erin…The original recipe called for whole wheat flour and I try to substitute whole wheat whenever I can anyway. Flax seed is just at the grocery store. I think it’s in the aisle with cornbread or oatmeal. I can send you a FB pic of what the box looks like, but there are a few brands. You can use any berries! I’ve used raisins and dried blueberries before and both were yummy! I typically just use whatever I have on hand.
      Hope this helps!
      ~Ariean

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