After School Peanut Butter Bites

Growing up, my little brother and I could always count on one of two things happening after school. Either mom would be there to greet us and we'd enjoy a yummy snack while talking about our day, or if mom was gone, we'd find a note on the door, written in code to help us find where she'd hidden the house key. You know those fake rocks that hide your spare key? My mom was way more creative than that! She had us hunting through flower pots, or poking around in the barn. It was quite fun!

Most days, she was there when we arrived and without fail, there would be a snack of some kind for us. A regularly occurring snack was the infamous peanut butter logs. I say infamous because some of my older siblings used to receive these in their school lunches. This was rather embarrassing since my mom's traditional peanut butter logs do look rather like another kind of log if you're a young kid into silly potty humor. My mom caught on however and by the time my little brother and I (the two babies of the family) came along, peanut butter logs had been reserved for after school snacks.

Recently, I suddenly had a hankering for a peanut butter log. It's been years since I even thought about them, let alone ate them, so I gave my mom a call and she laughed when I asked her for the recipe for peanut butter logs.
This is my adaptation of my mom's peanut butter logs. I've made them gluten free for me, dressed them up a little, and given them a brand new name. I think they're are great! What do you think?

1/4 C natural, unsweetened peanut butter
2 tsp honey (or to taste)
2 TB oat flour (gluten free for me!)
Approx 1/8 C mixed chopped nuts, seeds, chocolate bits, etc (I used sunflower seeds, and dark chocolate bits, but use whatever you like.) 

Blend the peanut butter, honey and oat flour well. If more thickening is needed, add a little more oat flour. Roll into bite sized balls (or logs if you prefer). This yields about 6 bite-sized treats. Roll them around in the chopped nuts, seeds, or chocolate. You're done! Eat and enjoy!


  1. These taste really good with coconut in them too!

  2. My grandmother used to make something similar, and I now do too! They're one of my favourite snacks to solve pb and chocolate cravings ;) Thanks so much for sharing these on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday, I've pinned it.

    1. I love when a treat has a little nostalgia mixed in! :) I'm glad you enjoyed my post. Thanks for hosting a great blog hop and for featuring my peanut butter bites! :)

  3. I have a similar recipe. Sometimes I add a bit of cocoa and then roll them in chocolate. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    1. Oooh! My husband would love that! He's a big fan of chocolate and peanut butter together!

  4. Well, it's a sign that I have not signed on to read in far too long because I totally missed your newest fun posts!! I loved these! I was one of the lucky ones, I never got made fun of ;) I had to laugh because a few years back I had a craving and I had to call mom for the recipe too!

  5. Oh and now I am thinking tomorrow is the perfect day for some Peanut Butter Bites for snack!


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