Peanut Butter Cranberry Granola Bites

Peanut butter and dried cranberries makes these healthy little granola bites so delicious.  They are the perfect snack for when you are watching what you eat.

Peanut Butter Cranberry Granola Bites - peanut butter and dried cranberries make these healthy granola bites irresistible

The weekend is when I tend to slack off on eating healthy.  All week long we do really well with planning healthy meals, and I stay out of the goodies that I make.  But then the weekend hits and one bite after another seems to be worse than the last.  Sweets, carbs, more sweets.    You name it, and I am probably eating it.

Peanut Butter Cranberry Granola Bites - peanut butter and dried cranberries make these healthy granola bites irresistible

One thing that I have been eating after workouts during the week has been a scoop of peanut butter with some dried cranberries on top.  That flavor was perfect for putting into these little granola bites.

I have found that keeping some of these granola bites on hand when those sugar cravings kick in definitely helps.  The honey and dried cranberries give these just enough sweetness for me to get past a craving.  And of course peanut butter is a great source of protein.  Try using a natural or homemade peanut butter to cut down on extra sugar.

One trick to making these stay together is to press them firmly into an 8×8 pan and let them cool.  Then cut them into 20 squares and squeeze each one into a round ball.  Pretend you are still working out and put some muscle into it.   Of course you can just eat them as a square too.  It is totally up to you.  For some reason I just prefer the granola ball.  You do whatever works for you.

Enjoy a few granola bites today…I know I will be!

Peanut Butter Cranberry Granola Bites - peanut butter and dried cranberries make these healthy granola bites irresistible

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Peanut Butter Cranberry Granola Bites

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 16 granola bites

Peanut Butter Cranberry Granola Bites

These healthy granola bites get their flavor from peanut butter and dried cranberries.

Ingredients

1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. Heat the honey and peanut butter in a small saucepan until melted and creamy. Stir in the vanilla. Pour over the oats and cranberries in a bowl. Stir until everything is coated.
  2. Press the mixture very firmly into an 8x8 pan that has been sprayed with non stick spray. Let it cool completely. Cut into 16 even bars. Eat this way or squeeze each bar tightly in your fist to a round granola bite. Makes 16 granola bites. Store in a sealed container.
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Comments

  1. Martha Sturgeon says

    Do you happen to know the nutrional information and points plus value for weight watcher followers?

    • says

      Hi, Martha. Thanks for stopping by. I do not have the nutritional info or points. I believe there are some online websites that give that info if you want to look into it.

  2. Merry Minchey says

    What are the carbohydrates and sugar counts per serving for the Peanut Butter Cranberry Granola Bites?

    • says

      Hi, Merry. Thank you for stopping by. I’m sorry but I do not calculate the carbs and sugar for any of my recipes. If you want, you can do a google search for a website that can give you these measurements.

  3. Julianna Kohler says

    I went ahead and calculated the calories/nutritional info: for 2 balls, it should be 152 calories, 5.2 g of fat, and 23 g of carbs. The website didn’t do points.

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