These Valentine’s Day Oatmeal Bites are the perfect combination of sweetness and healthy with a fun Valentine’s Day twist. Naturally sweetened with honey, these oatmeal bites are perfect for an easy on the go breakfast or as a special afternoon treat.
If you love these types of snacks, you will also love Peanut Butter Granola Cups.
Valentine’s Day Oatmeal Bites Recipe
Many people will turn down a bowl of oatmeal because they do not like the consistency. But hand then oatmeal bites and then it is a different story. These bars taste similar to granola except they are chewy and sweet. Sweetened with honey, and the candy bits added to the bars, these Valentine’s Day oatmeal bite bars are perfect anytime.
Ingredients You Will Need:
- Old Fashioned Oats
- Peanut Butter
- Shredded Coconut
- Sunflower Seeds
- Valentine’s Day M&M’s
- Wilton’s Heart Sprinkles
How to Make Valentine’s Oatmeal Bites
Combine all the ingredients together except for the sprinkles in a bowl.
Give it a good stir.
Place it in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
Using a cookie scoop, pack the dough into the scoop tightly and then press it out onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
If adding the heart sprinkles, this is the next step.
Store in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes to firm up.
Remove from the refrigerator and enjoy.
How do I Store Healthy Oatmeal Bites?
These healthy oatmeal bites are easy to store. They can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container. If you are concerned about them sticking to one another, you can add a layer of parchment paper between them. This will also add another layer of protection
How Long Do These Last
These bites, when stored properly, will last about a week at room temperature. If the oatmeal balls start to get stale, you can reheat then in the microwave and it will soften them. If you microwave them for too long or let them sit for too long afterward, these oatmeal bites will become even more hard.
Do I Have to Add Candy to This Recipe?
The candy is added to this oatmeal recipe as a fun twist to bring in some Valentine’s Day flare. You can skip the candies if you want to keep this to natural sweetness only. You can also add a different type of candy if you prefer as well.
Valentine'S Day Oatmeal Bites
- 1 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
- ¼ Cup Peanut Butter
- ¼ Cup Honey
- ¼ Cup Shredded Coconut
- ¼ Cup Sunflower Seeds
- ¼ Cup Valentine’s Day M&M’s
- Optional: Wilton’s Heart Sprinkles
- Combine all ingredients, except sprinkles in a medium size bowl and mix well.
- Store in refrigerator for 20 minutes, then take out.
- Using a cookie scoop, press mixture in tight and press out onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Optional: Place heart sprinkles on each bite.
- Store in refrigerator for about 20 minutes to firm up.
- Take out and enjoy!!
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