Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Energy Bites with Chia + Cacao Nibs
 
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Looking for a healthy snack? Try these healthy NO BAKE energy bites that taste like a scrumptious oatmeal peanut butter cookie. The chia & cacao nibs add nutrition, fiber & protein!
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Recipe type: Snack, Healthy, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan
Serves: 14 energy bites
Ingredients
  • 6 large Medjool dates, pitted (about 1/2 cup packed pitted dates)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all natural creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons cacao nibs
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, stir together oats, chia seeds and cacao nibs. Set aside.
  2. Add dates and water to the bowl of a food processor and process a few times until dates begin to break down a bit and form a paste. Next add in maple syrup, vanilla and peanut butter; process again until it begins to look like a wet cookie dough and ingredients are well combined.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon. I like to use my hands because it's much easier to get everything mixed well. I know it's a little messy, so my advice is to coat your hands with a small amount of coconut oil so that the dough doesn't stick. Once the ingredients are well combined, form into 1 inch balls. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Balls will last for 5-7 days or can be frozen for up to a month.
Notes
If you'd like, you can always use mini chocolate chips instead of cacao nibs, just know that the nutrition may be slightly different.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 energy bite (based on 15) Calories: 149 Fat: 7.7g Carbohydrates: 17.6g Sugar: 8.6g Fiber: 3.9g Protein: 4.6g
Recipe by Ambitious Kitchen at https://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/oatmeal-peanut-butter-cookie-energy-bites-with-chia-cacao-nibs/