Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bites -- These healthy no-bake peanut butter chocolate chip energy bites are naturally vegan, gluten-free, and full of REAL and SIMPLE ingredients! #energybites #healthy #cleaneating #vegan #plantbased #glutenfree | mindfulavocado

Creamy peanut butter, oats, chia seeds, coconut rolled together in a ball and adorned with chocolate chips. This easy, no-bake recipe can be pulled together in less than 20 minutes. Best of all, these peanut butter chocolate chip energy bites are naturally vegan, gluten-free, and full of REAL and SIMPLE ingredients!

I’m a major energy bites fan. They are super simple to make, the flavor combos are virtually endless, and they are a healthy snack option. What more could you want? From coconut lime to peanut butter mocha, and even fig bliss balls, I’m crazy about these bite-size treats!

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Ingredients for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

Well besides the obvious, peanut butter, and chocolate chips, there’s rolled oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, coconut oil, maple syrup, and shredded coconut.

P.S: If gluten is a concern for you, be sure to find certified gluten-free oats! Bob’s Red Mill is a great source for GF oats!

P.S.S: To ensure this recipe is vegan, use vegan chocolate chips! I personally like Guittard dark chocolate chips

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How to make energy bites:

Energy bites are as easy as it gets in terms of homemade snack recipes:

  1. Add all ingredients to mixing bowl
  2. Mix until well blended
  3. Use hands to roll into tablespoon sized balls

hands maxing energy bites in mixing bowl

When mixing the ingredients, the mixture will resemble a wet, sticky dough. If it’s too wet, you can add more oats or coconut. If the mixture is too dry, try adding a tad more peanut butter.

hand rolling peanut butter chocolate chip energy bites

I like to make them into golf ball-sized energy balls. The recipe should yield around 15 energy bites.

This recipe is perfect for all my meal prepping friends out there. They keep wonderfully in the fridge so you can make them and have energy bites on deck for when hunger calls.

They are also great for school lunches, snacking on the go, and pre or post workout fuel! The combo of carbs with protein makes them a wholesome and smart snacking option.

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Variations of this energy bites recipe:

As with most of my recipes, this one is customizable! Energy bites recipes are typically forgiving meaning you can play with the ingredients to your liking.

  • Add protein powder for an extra protein kick. I like Vega protein powder. Chocolate, vanilla, or natural would taste great in this recipe.
  • Add flaxseeds, hemp seeds, or chopped nuts
  • Substitute peanut butter for almond, cashew, or another nut butter
  • Instead of maple syrup, try honey or agave

hand holding peanut butter chocolate chip energy bite

If you tried these peanut butter chocolate chip energy bites, let me know in the comments below and share a photo using #mindfulavocado. I’d love to hear from you! Want to see more recipes? Let’s get social! CONNECT WITH ME on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest to see what I’m currently cooking up!

If you like this energy bites recipe, you’ll LOVE:
Coconut Lime Energy Bites
Peanut Butter Mocha Energy Bites
Fig Bliss Balls

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

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This easy, no-bake recipe can be pulled together in less than 20 minutes. Best of all, these peanut butter chocolate chip energy bites are naturally vegan, gluten-free, and full of REAL and SIMPLE ingredients!
Course Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Plant Based, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword easy snack recipe, healthy snack idea, no bake snack idea, snacks for kids
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 15 energy bites (number will vary depending on size)
Calories 132kcal
Author Amanda

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Using a rubber spatula, mix well.
  • Make energy bites into golf ball-sized balls using your hands
  • Leftovers keep for about 7 days in the fridge.

Nutrition

Serving: 1energy bite | Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.5g | Protein: 3.8g | Fat: 9.4g | Saturated Fat: 3.9g | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5.4g | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.8mg
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bites -- These healthy no-bake peanut butter chocolate chip energy bites are naturally vegan, gluten-free, and full of REAL and SIMPLE ingredients! #energybites #healthy #cleaneating #vegan #plantbased #glutenfree | mindfulavocado
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