Simple chocolate chip peanut butter energy bites made in one bowl in under 15 minutes. These energy bites are sweetened with maple syrup and require no food processor!
Energy bites without dates or a food processor! These are my first date-free energy bites and they are GOOD.
While I do love date-sweetened energy bites, I do love maple syrup and recipes that require less cleanup. Think one bowl and a few measuring cups. That’s it!
All you need to do is measure the ingredients, throw them all in the same bowl and stir to combine. You can then form 10-12 little balls and you’ll have a kitchen stocked with the best little snacks.
Not only are these delicious, but they also contain nourishing ingredients, including peanut butter, flax seeds, oats and almond flour. You’ll get a little dose of fiber, fats and protein with every bite. And yes, they contain sugar, which should not be feared. These bites are perfect for a quick morning snack, hiking snack or a little something sweet after a meal.
Notes on the Recipe:
- Don’t have almond flour? Try making a nut flour with walnuts, cashews or pecans using a food processor at home. You can also add more ground flax.
- I use salted peanut butter. If your peanut butter is unsalted, add a small pinch of salt to the recipe.
- These are great straight from the fridge or freezer! You can store them for 4-5 days in the fridge and about 1 month in the freezer (though they likely won’t last this long, trust me).
- Feel free to use your favorite chocolate chips: milk, dark or semi-sweet! Use vegan chocolate to make this recipe completely vegan.
- For a gluten-free option, use certified gluten-free oats.
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Energy Bites
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup flax seeds, ground
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup peanut butter, smooth
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- Add all the ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir until combined.
- With slightly wet hands, roll the dough in the palm of your hands to make 10-12 balls.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.
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