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Chocolate and Peanut Butter Oat Clusters

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Oat Cluster

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Oat Cluster – Clean & Delicious®

Chocolate and peanut butter are a no-fail flavor combination so it should be no surprise that melting them together and mixing them with oats results in a delicious little bite of chocolatey-peanut butter clusters.

I initially spotted this recipe over on Emily Eats Clean, a blog focused on whole, natural, unprocessed foods and healthy living (sound familiar?!).  Emily is all about finding the balance between eating clean while still enjoying some of her fave ‘not so clean yet delicious’ foods.  I love this balance because I am big believer that good health (in the way of food) lies somewhere between the food choices we make and the amount of pleasure we receive when we eat.

I love little sweet treats like these that come together on the fly.

They use ingredients that I always have on hand and since they don’t have to go into the oven, they’re a super quick fix with very little clean-up.

Do you guys have any favorite no-bake sweet treats that come together quickly? If so, I’d love to hear about them!

Chocolate And Peanut Butter Oat Clusters

Yield: 16 clusters

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes chill time

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup skim milk
  • ¼ cup all natural creamy peanut butter
  • 1.5 cups rolled oats
  • Pinch of kosher salt

Directions:

Create a double boiler using a saucepot and glass bowl.

Place chocolate chips, milk, and peanut butter in the bowl and stir a few times until it has all melted together. Remove from heat and add oats and salt.

Stir until the oats are completely coated in the chocolate mixture.

Line a baking sheet with a silpat mat or parchment paper and use a tablespoon to drop the oat mixture into clusters.

Pop in the fridge until set (at least 30 minutes). Enjoy!!

Makes 16 clusters.

Nutritional Analysis

Nutrients per cluster: Calories: 88; Total Fat: 4.6g; Saturated Fat: 1.7g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Carbohydrate: 10.5g; Dietary Fiber: 1.4g; Sugars: 4.3g; Protein: 2.3g

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9 Responses to “Chocolate and Peanut Butter Oat Clusters”

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    Melissa — February 25, 2011 @ 9:34 am

    Um, YUM. YUM.

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    Susie Bee on Maui (Eat Little, Eat Big) — February 25, 2011 @ 9:48 am

    Love that combination!

    For quick, easy and impressive, I dip strawberries in dark chocolate (melted in microwave).

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    Kalynskitchen — February 25, 2011 @ 11:31 am

    They sound good to me!

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    Liz — February 25, 2011 @ 11:49 am

    These look and sound delicious! I am always on the lookout for desserts or sweet snacks that don’t require baking (not my forte!). Looks like these are right up my alley :)

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    Mandi Reading — February 25, 2011 @ 1:04 pm

    Dani — you are killing me. These look perfect in every way. And I haven’t eaten chocolate in weeks since I’ve been pregnant. These, however, actually look amazing! Maybe I’ll make my way back to chocolate sooner than I thought!

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    Dani — February 25, 2011 @ 2:12 pm

    MElissa – Enough said;).

    Susie Bee – I love the combo too! I also loved chocolate dipped strawberries!

    Kalyn’s Kitchen – :)

    Liz – Me too! And trust me, these couldn’t be any easier!

    Mandi – Ay ya ya… wish could say the same! I can’t seem to stay away from chocolate this pregnancy!!

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    Maria — February 25, 2011 @ 4:35 pm

    I sort of do a single serving in the microwave. I melt maybe a tsp or tbsp of chocolate chips with a tsp of PB in the microwave. Then I stir in some soy milk, add the oats, stir to coat and…nom, nom, nom!

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    Rita @ Healthy Mom, Sexy Wife — January 9, 2012 @ 12:29 pm

    Oh my goodness, no bake cookies are my favorite and these look like a much healthier version. I’m excited to make these!!

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    Aisha — January 18, 2012 @ 1:06 pm

    I just came across your site and I love your recipes. This one looks lush and thank you for giving the nutritional values, so is it 88 cals per cluster?

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