Dark Chocolate Cherry Bites

Photography by Allyson Regan

Guys. Sometimes I just crave something super indulgent and chocolatey but I don’t want to ruin my healthy eating habits. Enter this recipe! These are essentially no-bake cookies with lots of hidden goodies. I make so many different versions of these all the time, so look out for some future recipes!

Photography by Allyson Regan

Feel free to get creative with the mix-in ingredients, but I can only eat chia seeds in this recipe or crackers. It’s something about the texture and how they get so slimy… but I digress. This recipe is packed with flax seeds, peanut butter, oats, agave, dark chocolate chunks, and dried cherries.

Photography by Allyson Regan

I like to mix up a big batch and then scoop and roll. I almost always have a bunch of these in my freezer (they thaw super quickly but are also great frozen) and raw dough for these fantastic cookies.

Photography by Allyson Regan

You can use chocolate chips if you prefer, but I love chopping up a really great bar of deep, dark chocolate. The shards melt at different times when you’re savory the finished bites which adds texture and an element of crunch.

Dark Chocolate Cherry Chia Bites

1 cup old fashioned oatmeal

1/2 cup good, natural peanut butter

1/3 cup agave

1/4 cup ground flaw seed

1/4 cup chia seeds

1/2 cup chocolate chunks

1/3 cup dried cherries

Combine all ingredients well and let chill for at least 20 minutes. Scoop and roll and then freeze. Let chill for at least an hour to let the oats absorb the liquids and the peanut butter. Then enjoy!

Photography by Allyson Regan

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