bowl of vegan peanut butter mocha energy bites on dark blue napkin

Peanut Butter Mocha Energy Bites

These bite-sized energy bites are the perfect snack. Loaded with peanut butter, coffee, dates, chocolate and dusted with cocoa powder, they are a filling yet delicious snack. You need to try these vegan and gluten-free protein balls!
Course Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine Gluten Free, Healthy, Plant Based, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword easy snack recipe, healthy chocolate snacks, preworkout snack
Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 energy bites
Calories 103kcal
Author Amanda


  • 1/2 cup dates pitted
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup strong coffee
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar can substitute with maple syrup or honey
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder + 1 Tablespoon for coating (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds


  • Place pitted dates in the food processor and pulse until in small pieces
  • Add remaining ingredients and pulse until a sticky wet-dough like consistency
  • Put in fridge for 20 minutes to set
  • Remove from fridge and roll into balls 3/4 inch in diameter. Should yield about 16 balls
  • Pour 1 Tablespoon of cocoa powder on plate and roll energy bites in cocoa
  • Store leftovers in the fridge. They should keep for a week!


Serving: 1energy bite | Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.9g | Protein: 3.2g | Fat: 4.8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 2.2g | Sugar: 8.1g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1.3mg