Oatmeal Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites

I keep a running to-do list that magically syncs up with my computer, phone, and tablet. Yes, I’m a bit over saturated in the technology department but that list gets credit for keeping me on track with all of life’s events, big or small. This week I finally got the satisfaction of checking off a few big ticket items, and boy does it feel good!

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites

Item number one had been nagging at me for four years; I’m not exaggerating when I say that. The Canadian Registered Nursing Exam had been a distant anxiety since I began my undergrad degree, but the day finally came last wednesday where I joined what must have been two thousand other students (again, not exaggerating) for the multiple choice test of a life time. Yes, all the answers are correct, but which is it the best answer? I had a strong urge to heel-click as I handed in my scantron.

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites

And to compress as many endings as possible into one week, I received my diploma two days later. The whole family made the trek to Kingston to watch me walk across a stage and have a circular red and white piece of fabric draped awkwardly around my neckAll joking aside my convocation was totally enjoyable; Holly Cole received an honorary degree and reciprocated by serenading us with three lovely songs!

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites

Now it’s back to reality, that is, working part time in a cafe, occasionally teaching yoga, and waiting to hear back about potential nursing jobs. I am still uncertain about what the next couple of months hold for me, so I’m doing my best to enjoy my carefree summer. Saturday a good friend of mine celebrated a birthday with a vegetarian potluck, and I dreamed up these little guys as an addition to the dessert table. They are decadent enough for dessert, and healthy enough for a midday pick-me-up snack.

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites

by Suzanne

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Keywords: food processor no bake dessert snack dates oatmeal

Ingredients (18-24 balls (depending on size)

  • 1/2 c. rolled oats
  • 1/4 c. pretzels
  • 1/4 c. dairy free chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 c. (approx 10 large) Medjool dates
  • 1/2 c. peanut butter

Instructions

Pulse oats, chocolate chips, and cocoa together in a food processor until oats are ground into a fine crumb.

Add pretzels and pulse so some crumbs remain. Transfer to a mixing bowl.

Blend together dates and peanut butter. Add to mixing bowl.

With a spoon or (clean) hands, mix together contents until combined.

Roll into small balls, and store in the fridge.

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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites

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10. June 2014 by Suzanne Poldon
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Comments (8)

  1. Wow! Congrats! Totally deserving of a heel click or two! Such an exciting time in your life. The world is your oyster ;) I am a huge to-do lister as well and there’s nothing more satisfying than crossing off stuff. It’s a rush! I LOVE PRETZELS. Salty and sweet is totally my jam, so I think I need these in my life. This is such a great energy bite flavour idea -I’d patent this baby!
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  2. I’d say enjoy the time you have- working part time during the summer isn’t the worst thing that could happen ;) Especially with these cookies along for the ride!
    Gabby @ the veggie nook recently posted…pizza quinoaMy Profile

  3. You looked beaming in your grad pic! So happy your whole fam could be there. I like to celebrate everything with BALLZ LOL

  4. Congratulations! What an wonderful accomplishment! When I started this post I thought it was going to be about crossing off a huge marathon or something because the bites look like amazing fuel food. This is waaaay better.

    The bites look yummy and good luck to you on finding a nursing job!
    Hannah recently posted…Whole Wheat Vegan Pancakes with Carrots and PecansMy Profile

  5. yum yum! looks delish!
    Nicole @ Fitful Focus recently posted…Blend Retreat: Part 1, Making BlendsMy Profile

  6. Congratulations, girl! Welcome to the healthcare field!!! :) Yumm! Those looks scrumptious! What to-do list app do you use?
    Katie @ Produce on Parade recently posted…Sweet Potato & Chickpea BurgersMy Profile

  7. Congrats on graduating and writing your exam!!! That sounds like a big load off your shoulder. Enjoy the summer and don’t stress out too much about finding a nursing job. ;)
    Chelsea @ Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen recently posted…Vegan coconut oil chocolatesMy Profile

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