Thursday, August 20, 2015

Peanut Butter Brownie Bites




I mentioned  awhile ago that I'm on a peanut butter kick. I trying to use up what I have in the pantry. This recipe is from
chocolate covered KATIE.

Oh, this is also a no bake recipe! Perfect if your summer is as warm as ours.

I changed a few things. I substituted Watkins Caramel Extract for the vanilla called for in the original recipe. I also did not add the chocolate chips.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup quick oats
1/4 cup peanut butter (or allergy-friendly alternative)
1 tbsp  cocoa powder
1/2 tsp Watkins caramel extract
jam-packed 1/4 cup dates (6 very small)
if using unsalted peanut butter, add a pinch of salt
1 tbsp water
Optional- few mini chocolate chips

Directions:

Combine the first 5 ingredients (and salt, if using) in a food processor (not a blender unless you must) and process until fine crumbles form.

 Add the water and process again.

Remove mixture from the food processor. Roll into a ball.

Place the ball in a small plastic bag and refrigerate for about an hour.

Remove the ball from the bag. Break off pieces and roll into mini balls.

Enjoy a few and return the rest to the refrigerator for when you need a little treat!





55 comments:

  1. So simple, yet so delicious! These wouldn't last long in my house! :)

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    1. They didn't last long here either Blair!

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Linda

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  2. What a great little treat to have on hand in the refrigerator for sure. I do love peanut butter...and dates. :)

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    1. I love dates and this is a great little NO cook treat!

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  3. I haven't eaten dates in a while. It's really hot out here & these would be gone in a flash. I'd have to use almond butter. Hmmmm, wonder if I could use cookie butter....

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    1. Both sound yummy! Give it a try and let me know how it is.

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  4. My kind of recipe.......simple and no bake. I bet they would be great in the freezer also......hmm, gotta go get myself ready.

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    1. Oh yeah! Perfect to pop in the freezer.

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  5. That sounds like a delicious healthy snack!

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    1. Carlee- They sure didn't last long!

      Hope you like them.

      Linda

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  6. How clever! It totally looks yummy!

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    1. Yeah Hannah, they fixed my chocolate craving :-)

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  7. look so yummy...where do you get caramel extract??? Couldn't find it in my local food store.

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    1. Carol sent me my first box of Watkins Caramel Extract. I don't have a Walmart near me on Long Island. When we go to Florida I pick it up in my local Walmart.

      The original recipe called for vanilla but I love using the Caramel Extract and added it.

      If you have Walmart in your area I hope they have it. If not I found a link for you
      https://www.jrwatkins.com/products/49d47b04-a092-431c-889a-184cec15eef4/

      I hope I helped.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Linda

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  8. AAAHHH...YUUUMMM! I love CCK recipes and this sounds wonderful with the caramel extract - my favorite flavor after chocolate. Thanks for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck.

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    1. I never used caramel extract until Carol sent me a bottle. We don't have Walmart in my area and they seem to be the only place to buy it, unless you get it online.

      Thanks for stopping by and Carol will be back with another week of recipes in November.

      Linda

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  9. Peanut butter AND brownies? Sounds pretty perfect to me...I'll have to try your recipe! Visiting from Small Victories Sunday

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  10. These sound delicious and easy! Can't beat that! Pinned to my sweet treats board. Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday!

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  11. My husband will love these! Thanks for sharing on what's for dinner sunday!

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    1. They didn't last long in my fridge Helen!

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  12. My husband would devour these as well. good share

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  13. These are just the right size although would be hard to stop at one. They also appear to be on the healthier side which I love. Thanks for sharing at #AnythingGoes

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    1. That's what I liked about the recipe Sue. I made mini balls and would treat myself to a few. The recipe doesn't made a lot so they didn't last long.

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  14. Wow, yum! Thanks for linking up at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home!

    Jennifer

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Jennifer!

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  15. I will have to see if our Wal Marts has the caramel extract. I've never heard of it before.

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    1. Dottie- you really need to pick up a bottle. If you can't find it let me know and I'll send you one.

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  16. Thanks for sharing on whats for dinner sunday again! Don't forget to visit a couple of posts before yours and comment on them - and the party!! Again, thanks for stopping by!

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  17. Oooooo...I may have drooled! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. and here I thought that was from Max- LOL

      Thanks Jess

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  18. I was just looking at her recipe on Pinterest the other day and wondering if they'd still be good without the chocolate chips. Glad to know they are!

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    1. Rachael

      I didn't have mini chips and don't know if I would add them next time. I'll be making this again and hope you like the recipe also.

      Linda

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  19. Yum, what yummy bites! Thanks for sharing with us at #TryaBiteTuesdays! Pinned and tweeted your recipe. Hope to see you back again next week!

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    1. Thanks for the Pin and Tweet Debra!

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  20. Thank you for sharing at the Recipe Swap. My family would love these.

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    1. My hubby doesn't eat chocolate so I had these all to myself ( wink)

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  21. These could be a family favourite especially with the grandchildren. Thanks for linking up with us at #WednesdaysWisdom and see you next week.

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    1. Thanks Sue. I don't have any grandkids but the neighbor's boys love my cookies!

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  22. Perfect timing for this yummy sounding recipe! I need some more nutritional ways to use peanut butter! Thanks for sharing.

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  23. A yummy little bite perfect for popping into your mouth! They look really moist and yummy. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Hey Jann-

      Hope you enjoy it!

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  24. Oh my, these Peanut Butter Brownie Bites sound delicious! Love the wholesome, healthy ingredients and that they are no bake too! Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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  25. These look delicious! Thank you for sharing this at the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup. I can't wait to try them!

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  26. YUM! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

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  27. Chocolate and Peanut butter are my favorite combination! I will definitely have to save this one! Thank you for linking up with us at the tips and Tricks link party!

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  28. Linda, thanks for putting the pin for this post on the Pinterest Party. Best of luck.
    Kathleen

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