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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.

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