So let me guess. You’re surfing the internet at the last minute, looking for an EASY, fast treat to take to your Valentine’s Day party. NEWS FLASH! It’s in one day. Well, I happen to have the perfect thing for you to make-and-take.
No baking. No huge mess. No sink full of dishes to do. Just a lovely, one pot, no bake dessert, fit for a party.
These little peanut butter oatmeal bites are nothing fancy. They just have basic ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. I did use coconut sugar to add sweetness, but if you don’t have any, feel free to use brown sugar. I know what you’re thinking. “Coconut sugar? Is Steph gettin’ all fancy on us?” Uh, no.
You can find it at your regular grocery store in the baking isle. No fancy pants here! And for the little heart sticks, you better believe I found those at Wal Mart. You could use any little decoration topping you want. Check out what Hobby Lobby or Michael’s has.
These would also be fun for a little birthday party. Just add a little topper to fit your theme. Party City always has fun things like this. OR you could even make your own and tape them to the top of tooth picks. The little paper cup liners are smaller than regular sized cupcakes, so these balls really are bite sized. And you obviously don’t even need them if you don’t want to use them. If you are keeping these for breakfast or power balls at your house, you can just keep them in an air tight container. If you’re taking them to a gathering, you may want to put them in the paper liners.
These bites really remind me of my Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars that my husband loves so much. Those are also a no bake treat that are super easy to make last minute.
You have GOT to try these, even if it’s not for a special occasion. The smell of the peanut butter melting, the addition of the cinnamon and vanilla, mmmmm, yeah, these are the way to my heart. These and kettle corn.
Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
This no-bake peanut butter oatmeal recipe is fast and easy! If you aren't making these for a crowd, this recipe is super easy to cut in half.
- 1 1/2 T coconut oil
- 1 1/2 C creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 C coconut sugar
- 1/4 C milk
- 2 T vanilla
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 4 C old fashioned oats
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a sauce pot over medium low, melt coconut oil. Add peanut butter, coconut sugar, milk, vanilla and cinnamon and stir until melted and smooth. Do not let mixture boil.
- Add oats and stir to combine.
- Remove from heat and roll into balls. Place on parchment paper to set up and cool.
- These can be placed in the fridge to set up a little more, especially if you are adding a little decoration to the top.
*Coconut sugar can be found in the baking isle of your regular grocery store. If you can't find it, brown sugar will work just fine.
adapted from the sweet tooth life