No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Hearts

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Homemade gifts are gifts from the heart. And there really isn’t anything more special than receiving a handmade card made out of construction paper or a homemade valentine gift from your loved one.

Remember grade school? My favorite cards to receive were the homemade kind with lots of glitter, puffy paint, and a Hershey’s Kiss taped on.

Although I am older now, I’m still a sucker for a homemade card or gift. It’s the thought that counts, so putting a little bit of elbow grease into a valentine can really show how special someone really is to you.

As for gifts, Valentine’s Day does not require a lot of money and a fancy-schmancy piece of jewelry.

Here is an easy recipe that your Valentine is sure to love. Made with simple ingredients and a little bit of love, these No Bake Cookies are delicious and not-so-bad for you either!

No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Valentine Hearts

Yields: ~10 hearts

Ingredients

  • 1C instant oatmeal
  • 4 packets of stevia (optional)
  • 1/4C honey
  • 1/4C all-natural peanut butter (drippy)
  • 1/4C mini dark chocolate chips + 2T
  • Additional kitchen tools: a small food processor, wax paper, a sandwich bag, a rolling pin, and a heart shaped cookie cutter.

Method

  1. In a small food process, process oats until they become the consistency of flour.
  2. Next, add in the rest of your ingredients and pulse. You may have to stop and scrape the sides. The consistency should be similar to cookie dough.
  3. Next, form your dough into a ball. Using your rolling pin, roll the dough out onto the wax paper with a thickness of ~1/4 inch.
  4. Using your cookie cutter, press out heart shapes.
  5. Finally, place additional 2T mini chocolate chips into a small bowl and melt in the microwave for ~30 seconds. Transfer melted chocolate into a sandwich bag and cut the tip off. Drizzle chocolate over hearts.

Nutritional Information: 136 Calories | 19g Carbohydrates | 6.6g Fats | 2.7g Protein

What are you doing for Valentine’s Day?

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Lee is the blogger behind fitfoodiefinds.com. Lee is a recipe developer, certified Yoga Sculpt Instructor, and amateur photographer. She loves the outdoors, eats a lot of peanut butter, and is up by 6AM.