4-ingredient PB & J bites may be short on ingredients but don’t let that fool you because they’re far from short on taste!
Pack em’ in your lunch box, eat em’ on the go, enjoy em’ as an afternoon snack or pre-workout, crumble em’ over yogurt, or serve em’ at a party!
These 4-ingredient PB & J Bites are a multipurpose food and you just can’t beat the PB & J duo! Am I right?! There are a number of ways you can enjoy these bites and with school back in session, lunch packing back in action, and football season here, they’re sure to be a new go-to recipe. I like to have them on hand for a quick snack or if I need a little something to get me by! Best of all, they’re made with just 4-ingredients! That’s right…..just 4 simple ingredients and no baking needed! You can whip them up in 10 minutes of your time. I wasn’t kidding when I said that we’re going to be sharing lots of super simple recipes for our busy readers. You can check out all of our 10-ingredient or less recipes here.
Make them with peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter or sunflower seed butter.
I’ve made these 4-ingredient PB & J Bites with all of the above! Personally, I like them best with Nuttzo, a Crunchy Seven Nut & Seed Butter. However, any organic peanut butter or nut butter will do the trick!! But if you haven’t tried Nuttzo – it definitely tops my list for favorite nut and seed butters. I will be honest and say that it is a bit spendy, so I consider it a very nice treat when I do purchase it. I’m even considering adding it to my Christmas list this year! For real 😉 So if you’re looking to treat yourself to a new nut butter – definitely try Nuttzo! And be on the look out because we may just have a Nuttzo giveaway coming up on our Instagram feed. We love giving away our favorite goodies!
These 4-ingredient PB & J Bites are gluten-free (if made with Gluten-free oats), vegan and freezer-friendly. I suggest you double or triple the batch and freeze some for future. In addition, you cane make this recipe nut free by substituting the PB for sunflower seed butter.
Jam it up!
Jam or fruit preserves. You choose! I was lucky enough to have some homemade strawberry rhubarb jam on hand from my local CSA basket! You could also try the bites with dietitian Jessica’s 3-Ingredient Cherry Chia Jam. So good.
Speaking of Chia!
One of the 4 ingredients in this recipe is chia seeds. I love chia seeds because they add a nice boost of nutrients. Just one ounce (28 gram) serving of chia seeds (roughly 2 tablespoons) provides 11 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein, 5 grams of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats and 30% of your daily needs for calcium, manganese and magnesium. Damn!
Dough too sticky to roll? I’ve got just the tip for you!
A simple solution for when this happens, is to spray your hands with coconut oil or olive oil spray. It will help to prevent the dough from sticky on your hands. Also, you may need to wash your hands half way through the rolling and spray them again. Kids like to get messy – so get your kids involved too!
Looking for more recipes like this one?
If you like the sounds of my 4-ingredient PB & J bites recipe, you’re also going to love these No-Bake Chocolate Tahini Energy Bites from my good friend, Lindsey of Nourish Move Love! Side note: When Linds and I were together a couple of weeks ago for our monthly recipe developing sesh, we made 5 different flavors of energy bites!! Holy balls is right!
You can find her recipe here.
PB & J calling your name? Mine too.
- In a bowl combine and mix all of the ingredients except for the oil.
- Oil hands to make working with the dough easier.
- With oiled hands, roll into small round bites. A little smaller than a golf ball.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
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