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cookie energy bites with oats

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Energy Bites with Chia + Cacao Nibs

Looking for a healthy snack? Try these easy, no bake cookie energy bites that taste just like a scrumptious oatmeal peanut butter cookie. The chia & cacao nibs add nutrition, fiber and protein!

Course Breakfast, Snack
Keyword cookie energy bites
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 14
Calories 149 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com

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. 

  4. 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.

Recipe 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 Facts
Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Energy Bites with Chia + Cacao Nibs
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 149 Calories from Fat 69
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.7g12%
Carbohydrates 17.6g6%
Fiber 3.9g16%
Sugar 8.6g10%
Protein 4.6g9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.