Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Simple chocolate chip peanut butter energy bites made in one bowl in under 15 minutes. These energy bites are sweetened with maple syrup and require no food processor! 

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Energy bites without dates or a food processor! These are my first date-free energy bites and they are GOOD.

While I do love date-sweetened energy bites, I do love maple syrup and recipes that require less cleanup. Think one bowl and a few measuring cups. That’s it!

All you need to do is measure the ingredients, throw them all in the same bowl and stir to combine. You can then form 10-12 little balls and you’ll have a kitchen stocked with the best little snacks.

Not only are these delicious, but they also contain nourishing ingredients, including peanut butter, flax seeds, oats and almond flour. You’ll get a little dose of fiber, fats and protein with every bite. And yes, they contain sugar, which should not be feared. These bites are perfect for a quick morning snack, hiking snack or a little something sweet after a meal.

maple, peanut butter, oats, flax and chocolate
energy bite ingredients in a bowl
energy bite mixture in a bowl
Notes on the Recipe:
  • Don’t have almond flour? Try making a nut flour with walnuts, cashews or pecans using a food processor at home. You can also add more ground flax.
  • I use salted peanut butter. If your peanut butter is unsalted, add a small pinch of salt to the recipe.
  • These are great straight from the fridge or freezer! You can store them for 4-5 days in the fridge and about 1 month in the freezer (though they likely won’t last this long, trust me).
  • Feel free to use your favorite chocolate chips: milk, dark or semi-sweet! Use vegan chocolate to make this recipe completely vegan.
  • For a gluten-free option, use certified gluten-free oats.
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Looking for more energy bite recipes? Check out these salted caramel bites, date-sweetened peanut butter bites, pecan cookie bites and cookie dough bites!

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Simple chocolate chip peanut butter energy bites made in one bowl in under 15 minutes. These energy bites are sweetened with maple syrup and require no food processor! They can be made vegan by using vegan chocolate chips and gluten-free with certified gluten-free oats.
Course Snack
Cuisine vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 10

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds, ground
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, smooth
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir until combined.
  • With slightly wet hands, roll the dough in the palm of your hands to make 10-12 balls.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.

Notes

I use natural, salted peanut butter. If your natural peanut butter is unsalted, you can add a small pinch of salt to the recipe.
You can use regular chocolate chips or mini chocolate chips. Use milk, dark or semi-sweet!
If you don’t have almond flour, you can try adding more flax seeds. You can also process other nuts in the food processor to get a flour. Walnuts and cashews would be great! Another option is to add more rolled oats, but note that the bites will be a little more delicate. If using oat flour, start with 2 tablespoons and add more as needed. You don’t want the mixture to get too dry.
They will stay fresh for 4 days in the fridge and about 1 month in the freezer.

If you make these peanut butter energy bites, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! I love to hear from you guys. And of course, if you try this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram!

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