Easy No Bake Chocolate & Peanut Butter Bites
These no-bake peanut butter bites are perfect for when you want a snack on the run! They are the perfect energy bites that are salty and sweet.
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Have you seen the popular Pinterest pins showing no bake protein bites? They look so good in the pictures, but most moms don’t have all the ingredients on hand. Yes, it is great to be uber healthy, but not great when you decide to make the Pinterest recipe at 9pm on a Wednesday night and you don’t have chia seeds lying around in the pantry!
If you want to dip your toes into the energy bites recipes, I have one for you! And you can make the base with what is already in your pantry. When you knock it out of the park and develop a recipe containing negative calories and have 36 grams of protein a piece, CALL ME.
For this recipe base, you will need oats, honey, and peanut butter. Anything else is up to you! We have a wonderful friend who gave us local honey from their bee hive. Local honey is wonderful for my hay-fever allergies and I try to eat it as much as possible. Plus, it’s DARN delicious. Thank you, Wendy!
In the recipe below, I call for vanilla extract. As you see in the picture above, I used maple since I didn’t have vanilla in the pantry. Both are tasty options!
We’ve been making these peanut butter bites for more than 4 years, now. The bites were a solution for busy mornings when we need breakfast but did not have time at work to eat something. I made these Sunday nights and they were portioned out for the mornings. Since the bites are both a little salty and sweet, they are perfect as a go-to for breakfast or a treat after dinner.
Each time I make them, I vary the sweet additions based on what is in the pantry!
- chopped chocolate
- butterscotch chips
- macadamia nuts,
- agave nectar
- mini chocolate chips
- mini m&ms
- cocoa powder
- toasted coconut flakes
- Healthy Alternatives:
- flavored protein powder
- chia seeds
- crunchy peanut butter
- wheat germ
- chopped peanuts
- vanilla extract
- maple extract
To make even sized bites, I use my cookie scoop to portion out the bites. Once I portion them I do a quick hand roll and then they maintain their shape.
No Bake Chocolate & Peanut Butter Bites
- 2 cups of old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup of peanut butter
- 1/2 cup of nuts
- 3/4 cup of chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup of honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Mix all the ingredients together in a small mixing bowl until well combined.
- Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
- Form the mixture into 1 inch balls. Store in refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Items Used to Make Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Bites
- Silicon Spatula
- Mixing Bowl (Always a Pyrex fan)
- Cookie Scoop
- Storage Container
Hi Brittany, I’m so amazed by how easy these peanut butter bites are, and using only 5 ingredients too! *adds to list*.
Thanks! I change it up based on what is in my pantry. Some variations are more successful than others! Thank you for stopping by! -Brittany
Thanks for sharing this – my dad would love these! Hope to see you again on #sharewithme
These look so easy and tasty to make!
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Oh these are everything I love so much in snacking and desserts. YUMMY Thanks for linking up to Share WIth Me. I hope you will continue to link up when Mummy Fever takes over SWM on June1st. She is an amazing blogger and great blog supporter too. #sharewithme
Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your new Red Plate and have a great day!
Thanks Miz Helen! Have a nice weekend!
These had the right amount of ingredients – easy, too! I added a little cinnamon, walnuts and a tablespoon of Grape Nuts cereal. They are delicious!
Next batch I am adding dried cherries and almonds –
Thanks for a great recipe!