If you’re looking for a quick and easy to grab snack, these Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites are the way to go! They are bite sized, and loaded with nutritional goodness.
I whipped these up the other day and a couple hours later, I only had half the batch because kids love these little snack sized chocolate peanut butter energy bites!
I don’t think you could have an easier recipe to make because there isn’t any baking, cooling, or setting that needs to happen. These take about 15 minutes to make from start to finish and clean up is easy because they’re made in one bowl!
How to make these Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites!
- Measure out all of your ingredients, and mix together your dry ingredients first. If you don’t have quick oats, regular oats work too! If you need them to be gluten-free, make sure you use gluten-free oats.
- Add your maple syrup and peanut butter to the bowl and mix around. The dough can get a bit tough to mix, but keep at it. I used a wooden spoon for best results. If you have an electric mixer with the paddle attachment, it would work too!
- Roll these bites into uniform sized balls. I used a small cookie scoop like this one to scoop out my batter.
- I like to garnish my energy bites with a little extra! I’ll sometimes roll them in coconut, or add in some mini chocolate chips! My kids always want the chocolate chips!
- If you don’t have peanut butter, any nut or seed butter will work!
- My peanut butter was quite runny. If you find the dough isn’t holding together, add in a bit more peanut butter or maple syrup to make it hold.
- If you don’t have maple syrup, honey work too!
These little bites are perfect because they are easy to make, and easy to grab! Make sure to try my other snack ideas like these Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 cup quick oats
- 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 2 tbsp hemp hearts
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp coconut optional
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients. Mix until the cocoa powder is distributed evenly.
- Add in the maple syrup and peanut butter and mix until well combined. The dough should stick together well.
- Scoop the dough out one tablespoon at a time and roll into a ball with your hands. Continue this until all the dough is used up. Roll in coconut if desired!