Peanut Butter and Oat Granola Bites

by Erin

Did you watch the Women’s World Cup yesterday? Even though I failed to watch any of the games leading up to it, I was pretty excited that the USA team was in the final game! Sad they didn’t end up winning of course, but it was a good game.

Since it was an occasion of sorts, naturally I felt the need to whip up something. While eyeing the red, white and blue chocolate covered sunflower seeds that I had yet to put away for next July 4, I realized that they were perfect for the game! But I didn’t have a whole lot of time to bake them in anything, so I threw them into these granola bites I had bookmarked awhile ago.

I really enjoyed these, probably because they are mostly peanut butter and didn’t require turning on the oven for once. I couldn’t taste much of the fruit or sunflower seeds, they added more texture than anything. I do think it would be fun to experiment with other nut butters (Nutella anyone!?), and various add-ins. You might be seeing a couple more of these pop up eventually, they might be my new snack!


3/4 cup rolled oats

2 Tbsp unsalted, roasted sunflower seeds

2 Tbsp chocolate covered sunflower seeds (I had a patriotic color blend)

1/4 cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped

1/4 cup dried blueberries, roughly chopped

2 Tbsp ground flaxseed

1/2 tsp kosher salt

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1/4 cup chunky peanut butter

1 Tbsp honey

1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients making sure to evenly distribute all the ingredients.
  2. Roll some of the dough between your hands, if it sticks together it is ready to go. If it feels too dry then add a bit more peanut butter or honey. If it is too wet add extra oats or flaxseed.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll a heaping tablespoon of dough into a 1-inch ball and then place it on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  4. Chill in the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before serving. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Source: Adapted slightly from Sweet Peas Kitchen

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Jessica @ Bake a Little August 4, 2011 - 1:07 pm

I want to eat these NOW! please send to me ASAP. need them. :)

spiffycookie August 4, 2011 - 1:11 pm

They are so easy to make, and I inhaled them almost as fast :-)

Lisa @ Sunny Seed Stories July 20, 2011 - 7:58 am

Mmm these look delicious! Make sure to check the expiration date on your patriotic sunflower seeds before you keep them until next year, though!

natalie (the sweets life) July 19, 2011 - 8:46 am

these are adorable! i made similar balls recently but without the dried fruit. can’t wait to try that!

spiffycookie July 19, 2011 - 8:52 am

Thanks and they are delicious too!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts July 18, 2011 - 4:57 pm

Fun idea! These look festive and yummy!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet July 18, 2011 - 4:02 pm

These look great! I love the little bit of color in them:-)

spiffycookie July 18, 2011 - 4:32 pm

The extra crunch the chocolate covered sunflowers seeds adds is great!

janet@fromcupcakestocaviar July 18, 2011 - 3:24 pm

These are so cute! I love the patriotic look :-D and I am pretty sure I would love to eat them all and make my belly very patriotic looking hehehe

spiffycookie July 18, 2011 - 3:32 pm

Patriotic looking and happy!

Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen July 18, 2011 - 11:26 am

I love the patriotic colors!! Super cute! Aren’t these bites addicting? I am so glad that you enjoyed them! :)

spiffycookie July 18, 2011 - 11:38 am

Very addicting!


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