No bake peanut butter and dark chocolate energy bites
These peanut butter and chocolate energy bites are the bomb. Healthy and perfect for on the go.
What can I say about these peanut butter and chocolate energy bites but that they are just simply fantastic. Super convenient to eat and to make and super nutritious for you as well :-)
As a matter of fact, before going to the gym this morning I just grabbed three peanut butter and chocolate energy bites, as I didn’t have time to eat breakfast, rather convenient these little things :-)
You can have as many variations as you like with these no bake energy bites. Adding dry fruit, more or less of any other ingredients or even chopped nuts etc would be just fine. These energy bites are really versatile. Just make sure you keep them in the fridge as they may soften way too much and disintegrate otherwise!
Anyhow, I hope you get to try these little peanut butter and chocolate energy bites. Not only they are convenient and nutritious but they are super easy to make.
Here you can see the before and after mixing all of the ingredients. It is just that simple!!
These little no bake energy bites don’t have to be perfect and you can make them whatever size you prefer as well. Mine were about bite size but you can make them bigger if you wish, less rolling :-)
You can add what ever you like to these no bake energy bites. Dry fruit and chopped nuts will go great in them. You can come up with your own little creation. Making these with kids is lots of fun.
No bake peanut butter and dark chocolate energy bites
Yield: 40 pieces
Total Time: 15 minutes
- 2 cups rolled oats, gluten free if need be
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
- 1/2 cup brown rice cereal
- 1 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup flax seed meal
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, vegan if need be
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tbs dark chocolate cacao powder, optional
Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate for about 1 hour. Roll into balls about 1-2 inch in diameter. Store in an glass airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1-2 weeks.
NOTE: If your balls don't come together add a tad of almond milk or more maple syrup if you like.
Adapted from gimme some oven
Nutrition facts calculated based on the recipe giving 40 pieces.
Looks great! I’ll be making this sometime soon. I have a question about the nutrition facts – its for 25 grams, is that like 1 or 2 pieces out of 40?
looks so yummy, i love easy desserts, this could also be transformed into granola. :)
Unknown, it is for one piece which = 25 gr :-). For every Extra bite you have you have to multiple the nutrition facts!
I love how cheery the pictures are. :) They look super yummy! I haven’t had something like this in ages but I might make them in July when it’s too hot to bake.
These look awesome and I know my boys would love them too!
These things are so dangerous! I make something very similar and I seriously make a double batch and they’re gone in days!
Omigod THANKS MIRYAM! Ever since the chocolate and prune energy bars I have been waiting for more quickie recipes!
I can cook healthy really easily when I have time to cook, but the rest of the time…you know how it goes. On the run, and you eat what you can sometimes.
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In the ingredients you refer to brown rice cereal, what exactly do you mean by that? I ask because I’m in Australia and what you are callin oatmeal we call rolled oats, so I just wanted to check what it was before I started. Thanks
brown rice cereal is like rice Krispies but a version made with brown rice.
You are right, rolled oats is the same as oatmeal and I actually should change this for less confusion.
One suggestion I may offer when yo make these is to reduce the honey a bit if you can as I found them a bit sweet :-)
Thanks for visiting my blog and let me know how the energy bites turn out.
Do you think these could work without the coconut?
I’m thinking of making them for my son with allergies by swapping out the peanut butter for sunbutter but he also reacts to coconut so I’d have to drop that out as well.
J, it would totally work, let me know how you like them ;-)
This looks really yummy! Does anyone have a suggestion for something I could use in place of peanut butter? I know that would likely change the purpose of the treat, but I have a metabolic disorder (PKU) that requires my eating a low protein diet. I’ve been looking for a granola-type recipe that I could convert, and this might work if I can find a low protein substitute for the peanut butter. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
I was going to suggest almond butter but that wouldn’t work either. How about you make a mixture of nutella, like 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup and pitted dates previous pureed? That may work however I think it will be awfully sweet. Apple sauce I don’t think it would work bc it is to liquid like. I am lost for ideas………if I think of anything else I will let you know.
These are soooo good!! added raisins instead of coconut and it tasted great!
These look like an easy and perfect afternoon snack for my kids! Sharing today on my FB page!
YUM! I just pinned these for later. I always like ‘bites’ like these to grab after a workout or for an afternoon snack. Thanks!!
Hi, instead of brown cereal what could I use?.. Thanks…
You can leave it out if you like if not you can use any other type of healthy cereal of your choice :-) You could even just add more rolled oats too! Thanks for stopping by.
Not sure if I am doing something wrong, but I can’t get these to roll into balls. They just keep falling apart. I left out the powdered cocoa & cut back on the honey., aside from that I followed the recipe.
It could be due to the honey. If you like add some liquid like milk if you don’t want to add the honey. You need some sort of liquid to bring the ingredients together. I hope this helps. Thanks for stopping by.
These are fantastic and quick to make! Made for a great treat after a nice spring walk.
I’m from Britian so am not quite clear what the nutrition grade is, could anyone elaborate? It would be much appreciated, thanks!
I absolutely love this recipe. I’m a girl that loves food with texture, so the oats are a nice touch. I also feature it here: http://destinationfemme.com/junk-food-dupes-the-healthy-version-evc/ :)