No-Bake PeaNutella Bites
2 cups (dry) oatmeal (I used old-fashioned oats)
1 cup granola cereal (I had some leftover from having tried this recipe. It adds crunch to these bites)
1 1/2 cup toasted coconut flakes - Broil for 2 minutes, stir, return to broiler for 1-1/2 minutes longer
1/2 cup peanut butter, (I used natural)
1/2 cup Nutella (I heaped my 1/2 cups of peanut butter and Nutella)
1/3 cup sesame seeds
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp. vanilla
Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add peanut butter, Nutella, honey, and vanilla. Mix well. This is especially a cinch when you use your KitchenAid. When all ingredients are mixed thoroughly, place the bowl in the refrigerator and allow to chill for approximately 30 minutes. Try not to snitch too many spoonfuls when you can't help but "check on it" multiple times...
Once chilled, roll the mixture into balls. I used my small scoop to make sure my bites were uniform in size. This recipe makes 40-45 small bites. These can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week in the refrigerator. They also freeze well!
A couple notes:
Not a fan of hazelnuts or nutella? (gasp!) Just omit the nutella and increase the peanut butter to a full cup. You can always add chocolate chips or m&ms if you still want the peanut butter/chocolate combination.
Whether you make this recipe as written or change it up to make it your own, I hope you'll enjoy it!