Chocolate Peanut Raisin Bites


A nice, quick option for a slightly healthier dessert full of oats, raisins, and peanuts! And no baking required!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
24 1-tablespoon balls


  • 1 ½ cups quick-cooking oats, divided

  • 1 cup raisins, divided

  • ½ cup creamy natural peanut butter

  • 2 tablespoons applesauce, or more as needed

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted peanuts


  1. Grind 1/2 cup oats in food processor into a powder; transfer to a bowl.

  2. Process 1/2 cup raisins in a food processor until thick and paste-like; add peanut butter, applesauce, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Blend mixture again until smooth. Blend ground oats into the mixture until it begins to clump together. If more moisture is needed to achieve clumping, add more applesauce.

  3. Transfer the raisin mixture to a bowl. Mix remaining oats, remaining raisins, chocolate chips, and peanuts with the raisin mixture; roll by rounded tablespoon into small balls.

Cook's Note:

A moist consistency is important for forming balls, so the amount of applesauce can be adjusted as needed.

I store these in the fridge, though it does make the texture more crumbly.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

178 Calories
9g Fat
24g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 178
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 43mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 232mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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