These Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites are the perfect healthy snack for on the go. They’re sweet and delicious but contain no refined sugars!
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‘Tis the season for chocolate! It’s almost Valentines Day and it’s the middle of winter, so we’re all craving those delicious comfort flavours. But in the name of all things healthy eating, let’s enjoy chocolate in a guilt-free way, shall we? I love making energy bites (like these Cranberry Cashew Energy Bites) because they’re such a healthy snack idea, and so I knew these Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites just had to happen. They are super easy to make and they’re made with only all-natural ingredients like real dark chocolate, oats, and dried fruit, so they contain no added sugar and they’re great for a quick, healthy snack on the go! And they taste like dessert! Everyone in our house loves them, and I know you will too!
These are the perfect healthy snack to have on hand to satisfy those sweet, chocolate cravings, and they can be stored in the refrigerator for about week after they’re made, although I doubt they’ll last that long!
Making my own energy bites like these has really helped me say goodbye to conventional granola bars and other unhealthy snacks. And these Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites? They’re the best ones yet! If I hadn’t made them myself, I’d swear they were dessert!
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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites
These Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites are a deliciously healthy snack that tastes like dessert!
- 16 dates pitted
- 1/2 cup all natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3-4 tbsp water
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup real dark chocolate chips
- Add the dates, the peanut butter, the cocoa powder, and the vanilla extract to your food processor.
- Process the mixture on high speed until it's smooth with no large chunks, scraping down the sides to make sure everything is incorporated.
- Continue processing on high speed, adding the water one tablespoon at a time until the mixture is soft.
- Transfer the peanut butter mixture to a bowl and add the oats and the chocolate chips.
- Stir everything together well with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, and then roll the mixture into about 16 balls.
- Place the balls in a parchment-lined container and store them in the refrigerator!
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 105 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 2g13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.
I'm a grab and go kind of eater, so these are a great option for me. They look delicious, pinning!
Thanks so much!
A healthy way to enjoy chocolate sounds like a winner to me! These look tasty! 🙂
I'd love to have these on hand at work to get me through the day!
Thanks for your comment, Emily!
Oh my goodness these look SO good! How can you go wrong with dark chocolate and peanut butter though?! I think I'll make these next week to take with me to the Children's Museum to keep my energy levels up with my boys!
Thanks Sydney! Let me know how you like them!
I'm confused because your recipe says to use steel cut oats but the pictures show rolled oats. I can't imagine eating raw steel cut oats because they are like gravel….?
You're so right Michelle! Typo! Sorry about that 🙂 It's fixed!
I hope how these are so easy to make!
I've gotta make these! Love easy chocolate recipes!
Thanks so much!! I hope you enjoy them 🙂
These are right up my alley – thanks for sharing this recipe, I'm definitely going to make these!
PB & choc is my hubby's all-time favourite combo! This might be good bribe-material…
You’re welcome! I hope he enjoys them!
Made these and they are fabulous! I’ve even used steel cut oats and they do not have a gravelly texture at all. Superb!😋
Thanks so much for the positive feedback! Glad you liked this recipe!
If I use medjool dates to make these is it still 16? They’re big so I just want to make sure.
Yes, I have made these with Medjool dates before 🙂
I make these as a snack when I have a new baby ( or for my friends when they have babies!). Perfect grab and go snack as it can be eaten one-handed while feeding a baby! I add ground flax seed too. Or chopped nuts.
I love that addition! Thanks so much Shannon🙂