Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites

A simple, nutrient-dense affordable sweet treat recipe with plant-based protein from peanuts that kids and adults alike love.  By making this with raw honey, you are stirring antibacterial, antimicrobial and beneficial enzymes into the mix.

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Cook Time 1 min
  • Difficulty Low
  • Servingmakes 12 - 15 bites
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Ingredients

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  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup or raw honey*
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon salt
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Method

Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites

 

SAUCEPAN low heat; melt peanut butter, chocolate, maple syrup stirring to a smooth consistency, take off the heat – *if using honey add it after the chocolate is melted along with the other ingredients.

 

ADD oats, vanilla, salt and stir really well to combine

 

TASTE and adjust sweetness, vanilla + salt to your taste.

 

PRESS into silicon style moulds or a small glass dish or tin OR roll into bite-size balls

 

SET in the refrigerator covered – unmold or slice if you used that method

 

STORE in an airtight container in the fridge.

Tips + Suggestions

VEGAN use 100% baking cacao or vegan chocolate chips and maple syrup

 

*RAW HONEY; do not heat, stir it in with the oats after you melt the peanut butter and chocolate together

 

CHOCOLATE I use fair-trade raw cacao paste or 100% baking chocolate that has no sugar added etc.  You can use dark chocolate chips; use what you like but depending on the sweetness of your choc chips you might consider reducing the maple syrup | honey

 

SUBSTITUTE peanut butter for sunflower seed butter or nut butter of your choice.

 

ADD protein powder if you want to give yourself a boost. 

 

ADD cinnamon if you love it and are particularly focused on balancing blood sugar levels

 

GLUTEN-FREE buy oats that are processed in a gluten-free facility.