What’s Cooking? Fruit and nut peanut butter snack bites

Peanut butter bites with fruit and nuts on eatlivetravelwrite.comApril. In a teacher’s calendar, it always signals a flurry of activity. Somehow, after the sleepy winter months, life seems to speed up and there don’t seem to be enough hours in the day. I’ve got a lot on the go at the moment, both in school and in my “down time” so I am always on the lookout for quick and easy snacks that fill me up on the go.

Fortunately, this month’s Kraft Canada #whatscooking assignment had us working with the peanut butter snack bites recipe collection – peanut (or another nut) butter is my “go to” for a quick fix – spread on a couple of crackers, on a banana or even just a spoonful on the run – it keeps my hunger at bay but it’s not always convenient to stop and prepare a snack (or carry a jar around in my purse!). Enter these Fruit and Nut Peanut Butter Snack Bites.

I’ve adapted these to work with the fruit and nuts I had on hand – they are so versatile.

Fruit and nut peanut butter snack bites

Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Easy energy bites with peanut butter, fruit and nuts.

Yields 24 bites


  • 1/2 cup Kraft Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 cup runny honey
  • 1 cup large flake rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)


  1. Mix peanut butter and honey in medium bowl until blended.
  2. Using a rubber spatula, gently press in the oats, cranberries, almonds and pumpkin seeds.
  3. Roll into approximately 24 (1-inch) balls, using a heaped tablespoon measure.
  4. Can be refrigerated for up to one week before serving.


The great thing about these is that you really only need one or maybe two – they are packed with protein from the nuts and seeds. They will definitely keep you going in between meal times, even at your crazy-busiest!

Fruit and nut peanut butter bites on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Kraft What's Cooking contributor

Verdict? These are the perfect-sized snack bite with just enough sweetness to convince your taastebuds that you are enjoying a treat but enough protein to tide you over to your next meal, even if you are on the go.


Disclosure: As a Kraft Canada #whatscooking contributor, I receive compensation for writing these posts, however, all opinions are 100% my own.

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7 Responses to What’s Cooking? Fruit and nut peanut butter snack bites

  1. Coco in the Kitchen April 20, 2015 at 11:29 #

    My husband takes long mountain bike rides and often relies on those tubes of sugar goop for energy.
    I’m going to make a batch of these PB snacks for him instead!
    Thanks, Marid.

  2. Geoff April 21, 2015 at 01:32 #

    I always struggle with food that contains what I would call conflicting tastes…. peanut butter as a sweet dish. I can’t conceive it.
    I suppose my disbelief arose many years ago when I saw my grandfather eat a sandwich with jam and cheese. I was gobsmacked….
    Anyway, Mardi, these look pretty good and nicely filling.

    • Mardi Michels May 17, 2015 at 20:29 #

      Peanut butter goes so well with sweet – like chocolate! And jam and cheese? Yum!

  3. Tami April 21, 2015 at 01:52 #

    Ooooh yum – and I just happen to have all those ingredients on hand in my pantry as well 🙂

    • Mardi Michels May 17, 2015 at 20:29 #

      That’s the great thing – they use ingredients that most of us have on hand..

  4. Cakelaw April 23, 2015 at 23:02 #

    How good do these look – yum. And I have all the ingredients …

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