A, my youngest daughter, is in the kitchen with me again, well kind of taking it over this time! This time she wants to make Peanut Butter Muesli Snack Bites, shocking that she wants to make snack bites with two of her favorite thing peanut butter and muesli. (insert sarcastic smirk) I thought she would want to remake one of our regular recipes but nope she wanted just 3 ingredients, muesli, peanut butter, and dates. Things are going well, she has an idea, knows what she wants… than we don’t have the peanut butter she wants to use. Really A? We have how many jars (more than we care to disclose) jars of peanut butter and we don’t have the one you want to use. So I let her crack open a new jar, despite the 12 jar rule, again I’m not disclosing how many we have, I like to keep it to less but we love peanut butter and need options but not too many options! Usually I try to keep it to less but we have the chocolate ones, spicy ones, almond and peanut butters, so ones we use often and ones that are more occasional. Also it should be noted that since she made these we have significantly reduced out nut butter stash and need to stock back up. So we used a special jar of local Buddy’s Peanut Butter Honey Peanut Butter. It is sold at a few stores here Lunds & Byerlys as well as Kowalski’s as well as the Famer’s Market where she picked up this jar. It s a small batch peanut butter so it isn’t the same consistency as one of our go-to favs Peanut Butter & Co but a raw peanut butter texture. You can use your favorite nut butter, or if you are looking to try a new one this is a delicious one! I was a little bias and easy on her when it came to opening up a new jars since I thought it was fitting to pair with the Seven Sunday’s Muesli we were using. While this is a widely available muesli sold at Target it is a local Minnesota company we love and love to support! Again no affiliation with either of these companies they are just local favorites of ours. If you can’t find these and are going out to buy nut butter and or muesli to make them it is a great time to maybe try out ones that are local to where you live. If you have any local favorites we would love to hear about them as we also like to try local foods when we are traveling to find new favorites and it is a great chance to try out smaller companies that we may not have available here. She also wanted to keep the muesli whole, if you want you can pulse it for less texture in your bites. Muesli bites are great because instead of having to get oats, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, ect you have it all in just 1 healthy package! Saves money and time! Muesli is not granola, it is a simple mix of real ingredients, typically consisting of untoasted or lightly toasted grains, nuts, seeds and dried fruits that is not baked, doesn’t have oil, is less sweet (only a little honey and no refined sugar), and has less calories! It makes these snack bites quick and easy to make too!
These healthy bites are great straight from the freezer as they don’t freeze solid, or refrigerator, and taste just like oatmeal peanut butter cookie dough, so good! What can I say this girl has good taste but these are dangerous as I could pop them till they are gone. I like them for a pre workout snack with the dates and carbs, A likes to take them for school snacks or for snacks for gymnastics. They make a simple, delicious, and easy kid made and approved snack! Playing with flavors I’m going to be whipping up a version with chocolate peanut butter and Seven Sundays Cherry Pecan Muesli soon!
Peanut Butter Muesli Snack Bites
Makes 24 balls/bites
1/2c Medjool dates, about 5, pitted
3/4c peanut butter (used Buddy’s Honey Peanut Butter, also delicious with Peanut Butter & Co Crunch Time Peanut Butter)
2c muesli (used Seven Sunday’s Blueberry Chia Buckwheat Muesli, gluten free)
*up to 2 TBSP water if needed
*up to 1/4c extra muesli
*Different nut butters, muesli, as well as freshness of dates may have different results so a little water or extra muesli may be needed to get the right consistency. These will have slightly more moist texture than some of our other power balls/healthy bites but should not be so wet that it can’t easily be rolled into balls.
Blend dates in a mini food processor (or Vitamix/high-speed mixer if making a double batch) until you get a paste, adding in 1 tablespoon of water if needed. In a medium bowl mix together date mixture and peanut butter until smooth. Mix in muesli, this can be done with a spatula but is much easier with your hands and an easy job for kids that they like to do (just make sure their hands are clean). If needed add 1 tablespoon of water, this will depend on muesli and nut butter used, or an additional tablespoon of muesli if your mixture is too wet. Roll into balls. Ours are about 3/4 the size of a golf ball, but with kids making them they are different sizes and shapes and that’s ok! Place in an airtight container in the refrigerator, or freezer for longer storage. We like to keep ours in the freezer and pull them out for snacks as needed. These ones are great enjoyed just out of the freezer as well, since they don’t get hard. Enjoy!
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