Are you looking for a really easy to make and healthy snack that is both nutritious and super tasty? Try these no bake peanut butter energy bites. They are simple to make, ready in minutes and pack a nutritious boost with a taste that can’t be beat.
These peanut butter energy bites make a great snack and are also a fun choice to add to antipasti. (See my tips for making an antipasto platter here.)
These no bake peanut butter energy bites are a great way to add a nutritious boost to snack time.
I love no bake recipes. It’s nice to know that I can prepare the recipe on a hot summer day without having to turn on the oven. They keep well in the fridge, too. I especially like the taste of these no bake peanut butter energy bites cold and have even been known to grab them for breakfast!
Gather all your ingredients: (amazon links)
- old fashioned oats
- creamy peanut butter (I used reduced fat)
- miniature semi sweet chocolate chips
- finely chopped nuts (I used pecansand almonds)
- ground flax seed
- chia seeds
- pure vanilla extract
I have not cooked with either flax seed or chia seeds before and was looking forward to trying them. So glad I did! They give the no bake peanut butter energy bites a nice crunchy texture. Look at the mixture before it is combined!! So much goodness, all in one bowl!
What could be easier than a recipe that just requires a few steps? My kind of cooking!! Combine everything into on bowl and mix it well.
Chill the dough for about 1/2 hour to make it easier to work with. The dough is very sticky from the peanut butter and honey, so I used a 2 tbsp measuring spoon to scoop out enough of the mixture to make one inch balls. I found that the formed best by squeezing the dough in my hands first and then pushing it to make a ball.
Once you have the balls formed, place them on a silicone baking mat and put them back in the fridge for a few minutes so that they set well.
These no bake peanut butter energy bites are something else in the taste department! They have the crunch from the flax seeds and chia seeds, sweetness that comes from the honey and the creamy taste of peanut butter. They are a nutritious snack, but don’t let that fool you. The taste is amazing and your kids will love them, too.
Who could resist digging into this mound of goodness? My husband is very fond of savory snacks that are not too sweet and he loved these!
And at only 88 calories each, why not have a couple?
These no bake peanut butter energy bites tastes great cold. Keep them stored in a covered container in the fridge for about a week.
Have you ever used Flax seed or chia seeds in recipes? How do you use them?
If you liked these energy bites, check out these recipes too:
- 1 cup of old fashioned oats
- ¾ cup of reduced fat peanut butter
- ¾ cup of miniature semi sweet morsels
- ½ cup of chopped pecans
- ¼ cup of chopped almonds
- ½ cup of ground flax seed
- ⅓ cup of honey
- 2 tbsp of chia seeds
- ½ tsp of pure vanilla extract.
- Combine everything in a large bowl and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Use a 2 tbsp measuring spoon to scoop out dough and form into 1 inch balls. Place on a silicone baking mat or parchment paper for a few minutes to set.
- Store in an air tight container for about a week.