These peanut oat bites with dark chocolate are so delicious – peanuts are packed with 19 vitamins!
They are the perfect heart healthy snack and these peanut oat bites with dark chocolate are the perfect #mealprep snack.
I use Lily’s sugar free dark chocolate chips – so good!
Peanut Oat Bites
These are the perfect snack – sweet, salty and delicious!
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 tbsp light butter (melted)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp sugar free caramel sauce
- 1 ounce peanuts
- 28 grams sugar free chocolate chips
- 1 tsp coconut oil (melted)
Melt the butter and mix in the oats and cinnamon. Divide the mixture into 6 mini muffin tins. Place 1 teaspoon caramel sauce in each muffin tin, divide the peanuts between each muffin tin and press down so it sticks to the caramel sauce. Freeze for one hour.
Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil. Remove the frozen snacks from the muffin tin. Dip each snack into the chocolate and place back in the freezer for 30 minutes. You can then store them in ziplock bag and grab one on the way to your walk or bike ride.
What makes peanuts good for you?
A one ounce serving has 7 grams of protein. Research shows that peanuts keep you fueled during the day, so reach for one of these snacks if you hit that afternoon slump.
It’s the best of everything – salty, sweet and chocolate!
If you love this combo, check out my homemade snicker bars. Perfect for your Halloween get together.
The best part about these snacks is that you can make a bunch at one time, and then freeze individually on a cookie sheet for 30 minutes before storing in a ziplock bag.
They are perfect straight out of the freezer, no need to thaw. The oats are chewy, you get that hint of caramel and then the delicious dark chocolate. #swoon
Don’t skip adding the coconut oil, that’s what helps the chocolate get solid when it freezes.
I think people love this combination, because over 1500 of you saved this recipe. Don’t be afraid to add peanuts into your healthy diet. Because I am diabetic, I am always looking for lower carb, higher protein snacks to keep me going. I find that if I have a handful of nuts in the afternoon, I am less likely to overeat at dinner because I am not starving to death. It also helps keep my blood sugars level in the afternoon, something I never noticed until I got my freestyle libre continuous monitor.
Let me know if you make these! Be sure to tag me on instagram if you post them 😁