Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Bites

Healthy energy bites made from 5 simple ingredients. Perfect for on-the-go!

Meet my latest favorite snack.

Made with only 5 ingredients. (5 ingredients that you’ve actually heard of before!)

5 ingredients that you probably have in your pantry right now. And 5 ingredients that you can feel good about eating!

There is no added refined sugar, no added oil or butter. You don’t have to turn on the oven. You don’t have to make a mess in the kitchen!

1 bowl. 5 minutes. Flax, oats, peanut butter, and chocolate. (A lot of chocolate.) 

Need I say more?

Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Bites. 5 easy ingredients! sallysbakingaddiction.com

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Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Bites

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 14 bites
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Healthy energy bites made from 5 simple ingredients. Perfect for on-the-go!


Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 Tablespoons honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup ground flax
  • 2 Tablespoons mini chocolate chips
  • optional: dash of salt to taste and dash of ground cinnamon
  • optional for rolling: cocoa powder, cinnamon sugar, melted chocolate, or toasted coconut

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, melt the peanut butter and honey in the microwave in 10 second increments, stirring after each increment until completely melted and combined. Set aside.
  2. In another small bowl, combine the oats and ground flax. Pour peanut butter/honey mixture over dry ingredients and stir until fully combined. Add more oats if the mixture is too moist. Stir in the chocolate chips, which will slightly melt upon contact.
  3. Add salt and/or cinnamon to the mixture if you prefer. Roll into 14 balls. I rolled the balls into cocoa powder, but that’s optional.
  4. Store the bites in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator up to 1 week. Bites freeze well for up to 3 months.

Notes

  1. Gluten Free: Bites are gluten free if using certified gluten free oats.
  2. Customize These! These bites are highly adaptable. Add in you favorite nuts or seeds. Add more oats if the mixture seems too moist and likewise, add more melted peanut butter & honey if the mixture seems too dry and crumbly.

Keywords: healthy peanut butter chocolate energy bites, energy bites

69 Comments

  1. One of my kids really enjoys eating “dough balls” when I make cookies and is disappointed when I bake the cookies. So we are making these together so he can eat all the dough balls he wants! Ha! 

    1. So, he absolutely loved stirring these up and making his own doughballs! The flax is great, I am wondering what else I can sneak in them to fill him up before school!

  2. Hi, Sally! These Energy Bites are great. When I make them, I “toast” the chopped nuts and oats on top of the stove until they smell “nutty” (4-5 minutes on medium setting). Remove toasted nuts and oats from heat and add in peanut butter and all other ingredients except the coconut.

    Allow above to cool x 5-10 minutes. Form into bite size balls and roll into coconut.

    Ditto, your storage directions.

    V

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