Peanut Butter-Oat Bites with Sea Salt and Cinnamon

These gluten-free, no-bake peanut butter cookies quickly come together in the bowl of a food processor. They're mildly sweet little bites with a texture reminiscent of peanut butter cookie dough. Serve chilled sprinkled with flaky sea salt and cinnamon.

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  • Servings: Makes 24
  • Time(Other): Plus 1 hour chilling

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  • 1/2 cup natural unsalted peanut butter
  • 1 cup unsalted peanuts
  • 7 ounces (about 1 cup, packed) Medjool dates, pits removed
  • 3/4 cup gluten-free old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Ground cinnamon, for sprinkling
  • Flaky sea salt, for sprinkling

How to make this recipe

  1. In the bowl of a food processor, add the peanut butter, peanuts, Medjool dates, rolled oats, maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt. Pulse the mixture until all ingredients are finely ground and an even consistency is achieved. Add the vanilla extract and lemon juice and pulse to incorporate.

  2. Transfer the dough to a bowl and form 1 1/2 tablespoon-sized scoops into little balls. Gently press each cookie ball with a fork to make a cross hatch pattern across the top. Dust the cookies with cinnamon and sprinkle with flaky salt. Chill for 1 hour and serve.

Make Ahead

Can be stored in airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 week or frozen up to one month.

Contributed By Photo © Sarah Bolla Published April 2014

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