Peanut, Oat & Apricot Bites with Salted Chocolate

June 12, 2013


Author Notes: Three o’clock limps in some afternoons and makes my belly rumble. Maybe you know the feeling? It doesn’t take a lot to keep me comfortable until dinner, usually a piece of fruit or a palm full of roasted nuts. But a few days ago, I wearied of my routine and came up with these – 2 or 3 bites of bliss.Pinch&Swirl

Makes: 20

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 5 dried, unsulfured apricots, diced into 1/4? chunks
  • 4 ounces good quality dark chocolate, chopped (or chips)
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • flaky sea salt (such as Maldon)
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Combine peanut butter, honey, and vanilla in a medium bowl; stir. Add oats and apricots; stir until thoroughly combined. Scoop mixture into individual sections of a silicone or regular ice cube tray. Press firmly to form cubes.
  2. Combine the chocolate and cream in a glass bowl; place over a pan of simmering water. Stir constantly until the chocolate melts and the mixture is smooth, about 3 minutes. Spoon the chocolate mixture over each bite and smooth with a spatula. Lightly sprinkle the top of each bite with flaky sea salt. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour until chocolate is firm. Remove bites from trays, transfer to a covered container and refrigerate until you’re ready to eat.

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Reviews (5) Questions (0)

5 Reviews

nicole August 18, 2016
I have made these twice and I grind cacao nibs and use 2oz of that combined with 2oz semi-sweet chocolate chips to make the topping it gives a nice texture and flavor. I also use dried goji berries in lue of apricots and a tiny bit of shredded coconut and I place these between the granola and chocolate and find it gives a nice texture and flavor. I freeze them and keep them frozen they make great snacks or breakfast bars. Thank you so much for this amazing recipe!
 
savorthis June 25, 2013
I've been looking for some afternoon snacks to take to the shop and these look great. Satisfying a craving and a bit filling.
 
EmilyC June 14, 2013
These look wonderful, and so easy, and so addictive. Love the combo of apricots with salty chocolate.
 
healthierkitchen June 12, 2013
Wow these look good!<br />
 
creamtea June 12, 2013
These sound really good!