Peanut Butter & Chocolate No-Bake Granola Energy Bites

No bake energy bites that taste like a cross between your three favorite cookies: Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Raisin. The addition of flax meal kick up the flavor and the good-for-you-factor!

Chewy, sweet and healthy, these energy bites are a quick healthy snack any time you need them. You can add or substitute any ingredients you would like, and the results are a delicious healthy treat you can feel good about eating without paying almost two dollars a bar for other natural snack bars. The best part is it takes just a few minutes to make them, no baking involved!

If you have been following me on Instagram (which by the way you totally should! It is like looking behind the curtain of the blog) you have undoubtedly seen my posts about working out. I’m admittedly a spin addict and by the end of class I am usually so glad to be done and getting off the bike I want to curl up in a ball and nap next to it.  Something that has helped me recover has been getting a snack in the first 45 minutes after I finish my workout.

These energy bites are my heroes! Once I finish spin, I shower and get the kids out of the Kid’s Academy. By the time we get home, it has been almost an hour and a half since working out. I keep a small tub of these in the car so when my oldest proclaims “I’m hungry!!” as we are sitting in traffic I have something to offer. I also keep a small ziploc baggie of them with my workout gear so I am always able to refuel quickly.

You’ll love how incredibly easy these bites are, they require no cooking (so you don’t have to turn on your oven during this hot summer we have been having!) and are bite sized so they are easy to eat for both adults and kids!

No bake energy bites that taste like a cross between your three favorite cookies: Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Raisin. The addition of flax meal kick up the flavor and the good-for-you-factor!

Add all the ingredients into a bowl. No bake energy bites that taste like a cross between your three favorite cookies: Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Raisin. The addition of flax meal kick up the flavor and the good-for-you-factor!


Mix until they are fully combined. No bake energy bites that taste like a cross between your three favorite cookies: Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Raisin. The addition of flax meal kick up the flavor and the good-for-you-factor!
Press the mixture down into the bowl. Cover with saran wrap. Refrigerate for a couple of hours at least. Using a 2 tablespoon scoop measure, scoop mixture into balls and roll into a circle.

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Peanut Butter & Chocolate No-Bake Granola Energy Bites

No bake energy bites that taste like a cross between your three favorite cookies: Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Raisin. The addition of flax meal kick up the flavor and the good-for-you-factor!
Yield 24
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed meal
  • 1/3 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients into a bowl.
  • Mix until they are fully combined.
  • Press the mixture down into the bowl.
  • Cover with saran wrap.
  • Refrigerate for a couple of hours at least.
  • Using a 2 tbsp scoop measure, scoop mixture into balls and roll into a circle.

Notes

Adapted from: Energy Bites

Nutrition

Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.6mg
Keyword: granola bars, Peanut Butter & Chocolate No-Bake Granola Energy Bites

No bake energy bites that taste like a cross between your three favorite cookies: Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Raisin. The addition of flax meal kick up the flavor and the good-for-you-factor!

 Not going to lie. I *may* have stress eaten 6 of these after my spin class this morning. The e-cookbook is looking so cool. Just a few last minute touches before tomorrow!

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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    1. You could always ground up chai seeds or just leave it out all together if you’d like. I hope you enjoy them!

  1. I eat things like this for breakfast all the time, since I am not big on breakfast in general but these are a light treat that give a good boost!

    1. That is such a good idea! I bet my morning coffee would be better with a couple bites too! On weekdays my breakfast is usually just coffee.

  2. I LOVE little protein bites–especially with chocolate and peanut butter. These look great!

  3. we always have at least a couple bites or bars on hand – I will have to try this recipe soon, thanks!

    1. Yep! When I don’t I either end up ravenous when I get home or eating something not healthy on the way home!

  4. I use to take spin classes but kinda fell behind because of work and stuff but I really want to get back into them! I’d probably need these energy bites for it though haha.

    1. I had a few weeks I didn’t make it in. Even just going back once will reignite the addiction… well at least for me. Then you have the week or so your body has to readjust to those awful seats too, haha.

  5. Boy does this look amazing! I woudl love to whip up a batch because I have a bunch of peanut butter!

  6. There are so many things to love about these energy bites, including the fact that they contain both peanut butter AND chocolate, but my favorite is that they are no bake! Running the oven during the summer is never fun.

    1. Couldn’t agree more! I have even been baking in my toaster oven to avoid turning the oven on, haha!

  7. I like that it’s no-bake. I would make these for the summer, it’d be nice not to have a stove running and still get a sweet treat.

  8. Oooh, I just picked up all of these ingredients at the grocery store today for other recipes, but I am scratching that and making these instead!

  9. Im a huge fan of energy bites like this – love the peanut butter! I haven’t made one with PB yet 🙂

  10. I love to have healthy snack options like these at all times especially planning back to school! These sound great after working out too.

  11. These look so delicious and easy to make. I will have to try this recipe this weekend. I am sure they will be a big hit.

  12. I have been wanting a good snack to have before or after my workouts. I can’t wait to make these. Thanks for the recipe.

  13. I can’t get past the fact that your last photo looks like it has two little eyes staring back at me. Could never eat him!

  14. Thank you very much for your recipe! I was just thinking that I need to make my own versus buying granola bars all the time. I’m Pinning these to make later this week!

  15. They look easy to make and sound flavorful. My brother loves peanut butter and granola so I bet he’d be a fan of these.

    1. I haven’t tried with nutella, but I have done it with Cashew butter and sunflower seed butter. Can she enjoy either of those?

  16. These look delicious! I need to make some for a quick healthy treat for when I am craving something sweet. Thanks for sharing! Pinned!

    1. Thank for the kind words and for the pin! I still feel like it is magical when I see one of my pins while browsing through Pinterest!