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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

Peanut butter & chocolate come together with whole grain oats, flax and chia seeds to make these gluten-free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bites. Perfect for meal prepping, lunch packing and easy snacking!

  • Author: Stacie Hassing
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 28 energy bites 1x

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Mix 1 Tbsp. of chia seeds with 3 Tbsp. of water and set aside to form a gel.
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat combine coconut oil, peanut butter, honey, vanilla and salt. Stir until just melted then remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  3. Optional step: Add oats to a food processor and pulse 5-10 times to break down the oats. Some oats will  remain whole.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine oats, flaxseed meal (or flour), coconut flakes, and remaining 1/2 Tbsp. chia seeds.
  5. Add cooled peanut butter mixture and chia gel to oat mixture and stir with wooden spoon, in a mixer or with hands (hands work best). Note: the dough needs to be mixed very well before to come together. If dough doesn’t come together add 1 tbsp. of water at a time until it starts sticking together. You shouldn’t need more than 1-2 Tbsp. of water.
  6. Mix in chocolate chips. Make sure dough is not warm otherwise chocolate chips will melt.
  7. Oil hands with oil and roll dough firmly into small round bites.
  8. Store in covered container in the refrigerator or freezer.

Notes

*use sunflower seed butter for a nut-free option

*store in fridge for up to 1 week or freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Bite (without protein)
  • Calories: 125
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 55mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 4g