These No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites are made with only 5 ingredients, vegan and gluten-free and are a perfect quick healthy breakfast or snack!

These No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites are made with only 5 ingredients, vegan and gluten-free and are a perfect quick healthy breakfast or snack! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

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I’m a snacker. I eat smaller meals, more often, rather than large meals less often, so instead of 3 large meals, it’s more 5 smaller meals. I’d like to say that this is only because we are told to eat this way for digestion, but it’s also because I just like eating a whole lot. I would rather try ten different things then eat the same thing over and over, which is exactly why I LOVE blogging.

Being a snacker, that’s why I’m completely in love with these chocolate peanut butter energy bites. Chewy, chocolate-y, and PEANUT BUTTER. Could you ask for more?! Hello September lunch boxes!

 

These No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites are made with only 5 ingredients, vegan and gluten-free and are a perfect quick healthy breakfast or snack!

With school season coming up, even though I’m no longer in school my brain always goes straight into that mode when thinking of recipes for my blog. It’s not even on purpose, it’s just I suddenly find myself making more snack-like items, or quick breakfasts. I’m a total weirdo, but the results are pretty rewarding.

Take these No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites. I found a formula a few years ago that I just loved for energy bites, and instead of fixing what ain’t broke, I just keep adding on to it. In this case, it was adding peanut butter to my favourite energy bites. These are seriously so good, so delicious, and so worth it. These bites are great for breakfast, snacks in lunch kits, and freeze really well. I do want you to know that the ingredients you use make a HUGE difference.

These No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites are made with only 5 ingredients, vegan and gluten-free and are a perfect quick healthy breakfast or snack! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

Now friends, I have a total love affair with peanut butter, but not all peanut butters are created equally. You want to use natural runny peanut butter that you need to stir for these bites. They’re not only the purest, but the tastiest and healthiest. Being a peanut butter addict, I’ve thus narrowed down my absolute favourite natural brands.

Justin’s Peanut Butter is BY far my most favourite, out of any brand I’ve ever tried. My second favourite is Wild Friends Peanut Butter because they have the BEST flavour combinations (I’m going for you Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter). I practically ate my entire jar of Chocolate Peanut Butter with a spoon. Third would be Peanut Butter & Co. They have the coolest names (Smooth Operator, The Heat is On) and some delicious blends.

Choose your ingredients wisely and it’ll make all the difference in these delicious bites. These No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites are made with only 5 ingredients, vegan and gluten-free and are a perfect quick healthy breakfast or snack! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

 

P.S. Here are some of the items I used to make this recipe if you’d like to use them too:

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These No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites are made with only 5 ingredients, vegan and gluten-free and are a perfect quick healthy breakfast or snack! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com
No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Prep Time:
Serves: 12-15 servings
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup dates, chopped
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/3 cup cocoa/cacao powder
Instructions
Directions
  • Grind the oats and dates in a food processor, until a paste starts to form. Add the peanut butter, coconut flakes and cocoa powder, and mix until incorporated and the mixture begins to turn into a dough. It should be slightly sticky and very thick.
  • Roll the mixture into round balls using the help of saran wrap (wrap it around the bites to form a circle), until all the mixture is finished. I use a tablespoon cookie scoop to help also.
  • Place in the fridge for at least an hour to set, then enjoy!
Notes
  • This recipe is raw, gluten free and vegan.
How to Store
  • You can store these brownie bites in the fridge in a zipped bag or air tight tupperware container for at least 3 weeks if the dates are fresh.
How to Freeze
  • These bites are great for breakfast, snacks in lunch kits and freeze very well. Just place them in a freezer safe ziplock bag until ready to use. Thaw on the counter for 30 minutes or in the fridge until ready to use.
by Jessica
It's That Easy - Your Guide to a Healthier, Meatless Lifestyle
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13 comments

  1. Thanks for the recipe! I see a kindred spirit here! 🙂 I also like snacking more than eating a large meal! Since kid I haven’t been eating much and have always preferred eating every 2-3 hours small portions! But I sometimes find it hard to get good quality snacks that would keep me happy (without ending up eating the same things over and over again). That is why I always look for such simple recipes!

    • Jessica says:

      You’re so welcome Julia! Thanks so much and I totally feel the same way – love smaller portions but always switching up my snacks!

  2. I’m a snacker too. I start every morning with a bite similar to these. Can’t wait to try this version 🙂

  3. I eat 5 meals a day too. These energy balls look delicious!

  4. Zainab says:

    HIIIIII!! I’ve missed your beautiful recipes so much. These energy balls will be perfect snacks for me and baby. Except I would have to use almond butter coz peanut butter isn’t allowed in daycare.

  5. sabina says:

    They look awesome! I have all the ingredients and will do it but I have a doubt in the quantity for the last ingredient for it says cup followed by tablespoons?…I understand it is just cup and should ignore tablespoons? thank you Jessica

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Sabina,

      Thanks for pointing that out! Yes it should be ⅓ cup and just ignore the tablespoons. I’ve correct it. I hope you enjoy!

  6. sabina says:

    Jessica thanks for your quick reply. I just found your blog and love it!…following it from Spain

  7. Ranya says:

    These are delicious! But any idea how many balls is one serving?

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Ranya,

      Thanks! Well, it kind of depends on the person/your activity. For a snack, I have two. If I’m hungry or need a quick meal, 3-5. I don’t have an exact amount especially since you may end up rolling the balls bigger or smaller. I hope that helps a bit!

  8. Sandra says:

    I’ve made these twice and love them! I’ve played around between almonds and walnuts and prefer the walnuts at the moment. Thanks Jesssica!

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