Thanks to my friends at General Mills for sponsoring these no-bake Chocolate Cereal Bites with Peanut Butter (with Cascadian Farm™ Organic Multi Grain Squares). They’re super-easy to make and so delicious! With semi-sweet chocolate chips, honey, peanut butter, sliced almonds and of course Cascadian Farm™ Organic Multi Grain Squares – a winning recipe for an after-school snack or a fun family game night!
How long has it been since you’ve had a family game night?? You know when you put on your comfies, grab all those yummy salty and sweet munchies, and play your favorite games on repeat. So much fun!
Game nights are a great way to relax and connect with friends and family. All you need are a few games, some warm bodies and some delicious eats!
Like these Chocolate Cereal Bites with Peanut Butter with Cascadian Farm™ Organic Multi Grain Squares! With semi-sweet chocolate chips, honey, peanut butter, sliced almonds, and of course Cascadian Farm™ Organic Multi Grain Squares – a winning recipe for the best game night ever!
I really love that these Cascadian Farm™ Organic Multi Grain Squares are organic. It means they’re good for us and good for the environment because organic farmers work with nature to build rich, healthy soil and preserve biodiversity and critical water resources. It also means their crops are grown without the use of genetic engineering (GMO’s) or synthetic pesticides and fertilizers.
You may already know this, but eating organic food limits our exposure to these synthetic chemicals while also respecting and utilizing nature’s rich ecosystem.
Now doesn’t that make you love these adorable little snacks even more!??
Plus, they’re full of whole-grain goodness from wheat, corn and rice with just a hint of sugar. Definitely something I can feel good about serving my loved ones.
And keeping that same theme, I made sure to use 100% organic ingredients for these sweet cereal bites – all from our go-to neighborhood grocer – Publix! Publix is making it easy to create every day celebrations, like game night, with Your Recipe for Happiness! To find more game night inspiration, visit YourRecipeForHappiness.com.
These chocolatey treats are so easy and require zero baking. And since they’re so simple to make they’re a great way to get the kids involved in the pre-game night prep.
Here’s how you make these chocolate cereal bites:
- First, you spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray.
- Pour your cereal into a large bowl. Then microwave your peanut butter and honey, mix thoroughly, and pour over the cereal. Gently fold it all together, while sprinkling in some sliced almonds, until well-combined.
- Now spoon out bite-sized portions into each of the mini muffin cups. Finally, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave and drizzle over the bites. Refrigerate for about one hour, or until the chocolate is solid, and then it’s game on!
Whether you pass go, or end up in jail, the whole family will be winning with these chocolatey peanut butter bites! And speaking of winning, YOU will get a chance to win a chance to win one of five (5) $100 Publix gift cards!
As if you needed any more convincing to make game night a tradition in your home, there are so many benefits to playing games with those you love!
- It’s easy on the budget: Game nights are the perfect way to have fun without spending money. Grab your favorite games, whip up some snacks, and you’re good to go.
- Creates a bond with friends and family. Playing games brings us closer together and strengthens relationships, whether you’re working together as partners in crime, making new connections with friends, or just having a pleasant evening with loved ones.
- Teaches the kiddos how to engage with others: In this hi-tech world it’s easy to escape simple interactions with those around us. Playing games encourages person-to-person communication and engagement. Playing different types of board games can also increase verbal and communication skills, while helping develop attention skills and the ability to concentrate and focus for longer periods of time.
- It’s fun and so good for you! Playing games makes you laugh – which increases endorphins. Endorphins are a hormone-like substance your body produces that acts like sedatives and reduces pain. It basically makes you feel amazing. Sign me up!!
- Reduces cognitive decline: One of the primary benefits of playing board games is reducing the risk of cognitive decline, such as that associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Keeping your mind engaged means you are exercising it and building it stronger. A stronger brain has lower risks of losing its power.
So what are you waiting for? Grab the ingredients for these easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites, dig out your favorite board games, and get ready to have some fun family time!! Thanks again to General Mills for sponsoring this post!
Chocolate Cereal Bites - winning recipe for an after-school snack or a fun family game night!
- 5 cups Cascadian Farm™ Organic Multi Grain Squares Cereal
- 1 cup organic creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup organic honey
- 1 ¼ cup toasted sliced organic almonds
- 12 ounces semisweet organic chocolate chips
- Organic cooking spray
- Spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray.
- Pour cereal into a large bowl.
In a separate small microwaveable bowl, heat peanut butter for 30-60 seconds. Stir in honey and heat for 30 more seconds. Pour half of the mixture over the cereal and gentle fold together (trying to not break the cereal), then pour the rest of the peanut butter mixture and fold again until all the cereal pieces are coated.
Sprinkle in ½ half cup of almonds and fold in gently. Then sprinkle in another half cup of almonds and again fold in gently.
- Spoon out rounded tablespoon sized portions into each of the mini muffin cups. (Should make 36 bites total.)
- Melt chocolate in the microwave starting at 1 minute then stir, heat again for 1 more minute and stir, then heat for another 30 seconds - it should be runny. Drizzle one full teaspoon onto each bite.
- Break up the remaining sliced almonds (1/4 cup) just a bit and sprinkle on top of all the bites.
- Refrigerate bites for 30 minutes – 1 hour (or freeze for 30 minutes) or until the chocolate is solid.
Be sure to purchase Organic “no-stir” peanut butter -the kind that does not have oil on the top that needs to be stirred in. It will not mix well with then honey and won’t be able to coat the cereal.)
If you can’t find toasted almonds you can toast them yourself. Place almonds evenly on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 3-4 minutes on 350 degrees