No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bites

When it comes to eating healthy I'm all about convenience. Sundays are "food prep" days in our home which means I prep my breakfasts and lunches to take to work for the week ahead. Wanting to mix things up a bit I decided I'd finally try a no bake recipe because after cooking everything else for the week ahead, I was looking for a recipe that was quick and easy. Enter my new obsession, these delicious peanut butter no bake energy bites!

healthy no bake protein bites

This recipe is seriously SO simple and I'll warn you, these little bites are big time addictive. All you need to make your own is:

-1 cup dry, whole grain oats

-1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (use vegan chocolate chips to make this recipe vegan!)

-1/3 cup sliced almonds (can substitute your choice of nut or shredded coconut)

-1/2 cup Adams 100% Natural Creamy Peanut Butter (or, Adam's 100% Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter for some extra crunch)

-1/4 cup organic honey

-1 tbsp chia seeds

-1 tsp vanilla extract

no bake energy bites

Combine your ingredients until the peanut butter and honey is evenly distributed throughout the mixture then start rolling. I made 12 bites from this mixture but you can make them as small or as big as you like.  Once rolled, place them on a plate or tray lined with parchment paper and refrigerate until firm. If you're like me you might not be able to wait to test one until they're chilled and there's nothing wrong with that either!

peanut butter oatmeal energy bites

These bites are packed full of energy and are perfect when I grab one to go with my morning green smoothie or to have one or two to re-fuel after a workout. Because Adam's Peanut Butter is all natural, it's a great way to pack in lots of healthy protein plus, it's totally delicious. When Sarah mentioned they go through it like crazy in their house I had to laugh, we usually have at least 2 or 3 jars of this at our place at all times! In this recipe honey adds a bit of sweetness, almonds and oats make it hearty and the chia seeds add extra protein, fiber and help to keep you full while the chocolate chips just make for a sweet treat. You can leave out the chocolate chips for an even healthier bite (but who would want to do that?!)

healthy no bake snack
peanut butter energy bites

Basically, these bites are snacking perfection. One or two is all you'll need to give you an energy boost thanks to the peanut butter and chia seeds. Keep refrigerated until you're ready to eat and prepare yourselves for some majorly yummy snacking ahead. Check out the Adam's Peanut Butter website for some more yummy peanut butter recipes too. It's okay, you can thank me later! 

Nutritional Information: 1 serving (recipe makes 12 servings): Calories: 107, Total Fat: 5g, Sodium: 5mg, Total Carbohydrate: 16g, Sugars 10g, Protein: 2g