EL PASO, TEXAS — Nuts and nut butter are the stars of a new line of snacks from Mount Franklin Foods. Nubu Nut Butter Bites combine natural peanut butter with nuts in a poppable, better-for-you snack format.

Gluten-free and vegan friendly, the snacks are made with seven ingredients or fewer and contain 130 calories and 3 grams of protein per 1-oz, three-bite serving. Nubu Nut Butter Bites come in three varieties: cashew, peanut and pecan.

“People love to snack,” said Dawn Sykora, vice president of marketing for Mount Franklin Foods. “In fact, 50% snack once or twice daily. Many turn to nuts because they are healthy, crunchy and easy to take along. Nut butters are equally delicious and satisfying. Nubu combines the best of both snacks by using nuts and nut butter in a mess free, bite-size treat that can be enjoyed anywhere. People are looking for snacks with clean and simple ingredients to keep them satisfied, but they don’t want to sacrifice taste. Nubu is a delicious treat for mindful eaters and fits into the smart choices that many of us seek.”

Nubu Nut Butter Bites are available nationwide in 5- or 6-oz bags.