No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites
NO BAKE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER ENERGY BITES
YIELD: Makes 15 servings, each serving is 2 bites
- 1/2 cup - peanuts, finely chopped
- 1 1/2 cup - old fashioned Quaker oats, divided
- 1/3 cup - flax seeds
- 1/2 cup - almond flour
- 3 T - unsweetened cocoa
- 2 T - peanut butter powder
- 2/3 cup - mini chocolate chips, divided
- 1/2 cup - peanut butter
- 1/3 cup + 1 T - honey
- 2 T - almond or soy milk
Line a sheet pan with parchment or wax paper.
Place peanuts in a small bowl, set aside.
In a food processor, combine 1 cup of the oats, flax seed, almond flour, cocoa, peanut butter powder and 1/3 cup of the chocolate chips. Pulse several times until it resembles coarse meal.
Add the peanut butter, honey and almond milk to the oat mixture and process until the mixture comes together.
Transfer the oat mixture to a large bowl and mix in the remaining oats and chocolate chips, your hands work best for this!
Scoop out 1” clusters of the mixture and roll into a ball with your hands. Then dip the bites in the finely chopped peanuts. Place each ball on the sheet pan and chill in the refrigerator.
When the bites are chilled and set, store in an airtight container for up to a week.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (per serving)
Calories 214 kcal; Fat 13 g; Sat Fat 3 g; Carb 23 g; Protein 6 g; Fiber 4 g; Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 48 mg; Potassium 182 mg; Calcium 34 mg; Iron 1 mg; Vitamin D 1 mcg
You can substitute the peanuts, peanut butter powder and peanut butter for almonds, additional almond flour and almond butter.