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posted: 01/06/17

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These Chocolate No Bake Energy Bites are a delicious, easy snack! They taste like a treat but are packed with nutrition to give you that boost of energy you need.

In a blue bowl, the Chocolate Energy Bites are in a sphere shape and has a brown chocolate color.

Chocolate No Bake Energy Bites are my answer to those days where I’m just dragging to get through the day. They’re full of healthy stuff like oats, agave, and peanut butter but with a bit of cocoa and chocolate chips for that little sugar rush. They’re so yummy and easy to make and a huge hit with my kids too. I make a huge batch and keep them in the fridge so we can all grab one or two (or several, let’s be honest) on the go. They’re perfect for taking to the gym, serving as an after school snack, or packing along to the park.

Love these but want the original? Make these Five Ingredient No Bake Energy Bites then let me know which ones you prefer, in the comment section below!

The Chocolate Energy Bites are in a sphere shape with rolled oats mixed into it.

SUGGESTIONS FOR NO BAKE ENERGY BITES

  • Store any leftover no bake energy bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
  • You can freeze these yummy treats too! Store them in an airtight container in the freezer for up to three months.
  • If you or any of your family have nut allergies, you can try this recipe with almond or sunflower seed butter.

SUBSTITUTIONS FOR AGAVE NECTAR

I love using agave syrup in this recipe because it gives a sweet flavor without using a lot of sugar. You can find several varieties of agave in your regular grocery store, or you can substitute with honey.

In a blue bowl, the Chocolate Energy Bites are in a sphere shape and has a brown chocolate color.

MORE DELICIOUS NO BAKE ENERGY BITES INGREDIENTS

I love the texture of oatmeal, peanut butter, and mini chocolate chips in this recipe. But the greatest thing about this recipe is you can add just about anything you like! Here are some yummy suggestions:

  • Add dried fruit like raisins, chopped dates, figs, or cranberries
  • Toss in a few teaspoons of flaxseed, chia seeds or hemp seeds
  • For extra sweetness, try mini white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips or butterscotch chips.
  • Flavor up your energy bites with all kinds of spices: pumpkin spice, cinnamon, or nutmeg.

In a blue bowl, the Chocolate Energy Bites are in a sphere shape and has a brown chocolate color.

MORE HEALTHY SNACK RECIPES

Next time hunger strikes, don’t reach for a candy bar! Try some of these yummy, nutritious snacks that will curb your appetite and keep you on track.

You and your kiddos will positively love these quick and easy chocolate no bake energy bites! The mild chocolate flavor, the hearty oats, the creamy peanut butter, there’s nothing more satisfying!

I would love to hear from you! Do you love energy bites? What are some of your favorite ingredients? Leave me a comment below and we can swap ideas. Enjoy this delicious treat!

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Chocolate Energy Bites

Serves: 24
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These Chocolate No Bake Energy Bites are a delicious, easy snack! They taste like a treat but are packed with nutrition to give you that boost of energy you need.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 TBSPs agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder

Instructions

  • Mix together all of the ingredients until fully combined.
  • Using a 1 1/2 TBSP cookies scoop, make one inch balls, roll and store in an airtight container.
Author: Lisa Longley

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  1. [email protected] says

    I have been having a moment with energy bites. I have been struggling to get on the bandwagon after the holidays, and those make me feel like I am having a treat after a meal. Can’t wait to try this version!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Lol! I totally hear you! I have only squeaked out two. They are super delicious though! Though . . . when I called them a treat to my kids they took bites and were all . . . “Ummm, these are NOT treats.” Lol!

  2. Linda Davis says

    They look good and I need to gain weight

  3. Phyl says

    Could honey replace agave nectar?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Yes, that would be a great substitute!

  4. Judy says

    What can you replace the agave with?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Honey would work great!

  5. Candy Vincent says

    Is there anything else you could use instead of honey or the nectar?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m really sorry, I haven’t tested this with anything else.

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