No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites

These No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites will make anyone’s day! These are a great snack for backpacks, to bring to work, or to simply enjoy with a cup of coffee.

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For the last couple of years various types of energy bites, granola bites, and all sorts of healthy bites have been all over the place! But I never really paid it much attention until fairly recently. Just like you guys, I’m always looking for new and healthy ways to feed my family.

You know how sometimes foods made with mostly natural ingredients leave a lot to be desired? Well NOT these! I must say these energy bites are FANTASTIC!

Just because my No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites are simple doesn’t mean they’re boring! You really have to try these to see what I mean.

From the very first bite into one of these little treasures the ideas starting going off in my head. I already have several other combinations in the works that I can’t wait to share with you guys!

So today I share with you my No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites, enjoy!

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My No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites may be a slightly different color than you’re used to seeing with energy bites. That’s because I used Skippy Natural Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter. The best of both worlds – natural peanut butter with a touch of chocolate. :)

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The granola I used is Chia Plus Coconut Chia Granola. You can use any granola you want to. I bought this box at Target about two or three weeks ago when they were having a big cereal sale. Just a little FYI in case you want to check it out.

I will be completely honest here. Coconut is not one of my favorites. However, this particular granola is really, really good and really good for you! My son who loves coconut actually picked it out.

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The best part is these ingredients are all affordable items you can purchase at your local grocery store, Target, Walmart or wherever you like to shop. No high end items going on here.

The honey I did buy at our local Farmers’ Market but there are lots places where pure unprocessed honey can be purchased. Good honey is so much easier to get your hands on these days.

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No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Ingredients:                                                                                       2015-02-01-4363 Energy Bites

1/4 cup pure unprocessed honey

1 cup Natural Dark Chocolate Creamy Peanut Butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats (dry oatmeal)

1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips

1 cup Coconut Chia Granola (organic granola)

2-4 tablespoons milk

Directions:

1. Line 2 regular size baking sheets with wax paper. Set aside.

2. Place chocolate peanut butter and honey in a large bowl. Place in microwave and heat for 15-30 seconds, depending on your microwave. Heat just enough to make the two easier to stir. Add vanilla and 2 tablespoons of milk, stir well. Stir in oats, granola and miniature chocolate chips; mix until well combined. If mixture is too dry add a little more milk. Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.

3. Once chilled, roll into 1-inch balls; place on lined baking sheets. Let stand until firm. Store in airtight container in refrigerator. I would guess they will keep in the fridge for up to 1 week. Mine were gone after 3 days, so I’m not sure. :)

 

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