Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Energy Bites

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Energy Bites -- full of protein, naturally-sweetened, and they taste like cookies! | gimmesomeoven.com

Can I just say how much I love this time of year on the blog??

When I first began blogging, it seemed as though November and December were the busiest traffic months here as everyone was cooking and baking up a storm for the holidays.  But over the past two years, January has turned into the most popular time of year on the blog by a landslide.  And you know what that means — everyone is New Year’s resolution-ing to cook!  Which makes me so happy!!

Even better?  The most popular recipes on my blog right now (and a few blogging friends have said the same for theirs) are the healthier ones.  And even better than that?  Those recipes aren’t just getting pinned — they’re actually getting made.  It still kind of blows my mind when I scroll through the #gimmesomeoven hashtag on Instagram or read the comments on the blog that these recipes I type out online in my little home here in Kansas City are actually getting recreated in kitchens around the world.  But apparently this is the magic of the internet — they are, and man they look tasty!!

Anyway, as always, one of the most popular recipes on the site around New Years are our various recipes for no-bake energy bites.  So per tradition, I thought I would add to the collection this year with a new chocolate peanut butter edition that is 100% naturally sweetened since I’m off sugar for awhile.  (Trust me, you won’t even miss those chocolate chips!)

They’re unbelievably quick and easy to make.  They are chocked full of protein.  And oh man — they are tasty.

Shall we?

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Energy Bites -- full of protein, naturally-sweetened, and they taste like cookies! | gimmesomeoven.com

Speaking of hashtags, I was poking around on Instagram the other day and saw that someone tagged #energybites on one of my recipes.  So I popped over to see what everyone was making and — oh man! — it seems like the whole world has jumped on the energy bites craze by now!

I mean, let’s be real.  These guys are really just protein bars rolled up into tiny little bite-sized balls.  But apparently the world loves those little portion-controlled bites just as much as I do, because there were zillions of recipes for them online!

I noticed that a bunch of people were nixing chocolate chips in favor of unsweetened cocoa powder to give theirs an extra chocolate-y kick.  So I gave it a try and became a quick convert.  Don’t worry — the honey still sweetens up the chocolate.  But you can rest a little easier knowing that they are free of refined sugars.  Here’s how to make ’em!

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Energy Bites -- full of protein, naturally-sweetened, and they taste like cookies! | gimmesomeoven.com

Begin by gathering your ingredients.  You’ll need: chia seeds, toasted unsweetened coconut, honey, cocoa powder, oats, ground flax, vanilla extract, and (my favorite) lots of peanut butter.Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Energy Bites -- full of protein, naturally-sweetened, and they taste like cookies! | gimmesomeoven.com

Simply stir all of the ingredients together in a big bowl until they are evenly combined.  (Sometimes I find it helps to use your hands to mix these together.)Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Energy Bites -- full of protein, naturally-sweetened, and they taste like cookies! | gimmesomeoven.com

Then cover and chill the mixture in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, which will make it easier to handle.

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Energy Bites -- full of protein, naturally-sweetened, and they taste like cookies! | gimmesomeoven.com

And then roll those babies up into cute little energy bites!  I tend to make mine about 1-inch in diameter, which yields about 2 dozen bites.  But you can make them larger or smaller, or even press them into a baking pan to create traditional bars if you’d like.

However you shape them, I’m pretty sure that you are going to love them.  Just like my traditional energy bites recipe, they taste just like a no-bake cookie.  Although you can rest easy knowing that the ingredients in these will give you much more energy throughout the day, rather than resulting in a sugar crash an hour later.

Enjoy!!Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Energy Bites -- quick and easy to make, and naturally sweetened with honey | gimmesomeoven.com

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Energy Bites (Naturally Sweetened)

These chocolate peanut butter no-bake energy bites taste just like a cookie, although they are full of protein and naturally sweetened.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (dry) oatmeal (I used old-fashioned oats, although use gluten-free oats if making this GF)
  • 2/3 cup toasted unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/3 cup honey or agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least half an hour, to make the mix easier to handle and mold.
  2. Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. (Mine were about 1" in diameter.) Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.
  3. Makes about 20-25 balls.

*If the mix seems to dry, add in an extra tablespoon or two of honey or peanut butter.  If the mix seems too wet (which may happen if you use natural peanut butter), add extra oatmeal.

This recipe is slightly adapted from Smashed Peas & Carrots.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!


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  1. Daphne — July 19, 2015 @ 9:42 am (#)

    Best snack I had for a long time :)

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — July 19th, 2015 @ 11:29 am

      Thanks Daphne, that’s so sweet! We’re glad you liked these. :)

  2. Danielle — July 23, 2015 @ 6:50 pm (#)

    These all look delicious!! Would they do well if you freeze them and pull them out as you need them??

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — July 24th, 2015 @ 9:01 am

      Thanks Danielle! And yes, you can definitely freeze them and pull them out as you need them – in fact, that’s what we do most of the time. We hope you enjoy!

  3. Elizabeth — July 31, 2015 @ 8:07 pm (#)

    I didn’t use any coconut, chia or flax seeds (yeah…I know…I basically butchered your recipe) BUT…this was delicious! It reminds me of brownie batter! YUMMO! Also- just a helpful hint, if you heat up the peanut butter for 15-30 seconds in the microwave it’s a lot easier to mix it all together!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — August 4th, 2015 @ 6:09 pm

      That’s totally okay, we’re glad you made it your own! Even more glad that you enjoyed it – brownie batter is always a good thing! ;) and thanks for the helpful tip, we will definitely try that next time – good to know!

  4. victoria — August 12, 2015 @ 9:02 am (#)

    loved it! I was searching for something yummy easy to make during this HOT summer and this was the answer! i wasn’t sure that it would work with the coconut, but it totally works  , and the bonus is : it’s healthy!!! it’s a win-win

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — August 13th, 2015 @ 12:32 pm

      Thanks Victoria, we’re so happy to hear you love these! :)

  5. Kristina — August 24, 2015 @ 11:05 am (#)

    These were amazing. any idea how muxh protein would be in each ball? Of course it would depend on size but in general. 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — August 24th, 2015 @ 7:50 pm

      Thank you Kristina, we’re happy you liked them! Unfortunately though we don’t know the protein content per serving. We currently are not publishing nutrition facts on the site, because the nutrition calculators available are not 100% accurate, and we never want to publish anything that might be misleading. However, a lot of our readers love the My Fitness Pal nutrition calculator, so feel free to try that for an estimate!

  6. Tony Tyner — August 24, 2015 @ 5:25 pm (#)

    Do you list the nutritional values anywhere. I’m a diabetic and need to watch my carbs.

    They sure look good.

    Thanks.

    Tony

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — August 27th, 2015 @ 12:29 pm

      Hi Tony! We’re sorry but we currently are not publishing nutrition facts on the site. The nutrition calculators available are not 100% accurate, and we never want to publish anything that might be misleading. But many of our readers love the My Fitness Pal nutrition calculator, so feel free to try that for an estimate. We hope this helps!

  7. beandala — August 25, 2015 @ 4:43 pm (#)

    These are seriously delicious! I’ve been trying to cut down on sugar (but not give up on treats) and this is an awesome recipe that fits the bill! Thanks Gimme Some Oven!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — August 26th, 2015 @ 11:26 am

      Thank you, we’re so glad you liked these!

  8. Kellie — September 9, 2015 @ 8:09 pm (#)

    Hello! Thanks for this recipe! I am wondering, could I substitute coconut flour for the flakes? I realize that coconut flour can be a bit tricky to work with… What do you think? TIA. 😊

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — September 9th, 2015 @ 10:39 pm

      Hi Kellie, you’re welcome! Hmmm, we haven’t tried using coconut flour in this recipe, so we honestly can’t say for sure if that would work or not. Since this recipe doesn’t need flour, we’d recommend leaving the coconut out if you don’t care for it, or using shredded or desiccated coconut instead. However, you could certainly give it a go, and see how they turn out — maybe just try half the recipe? We hope this helps!

  9. Manasa — September 15, 2015 @ 6:20 am (#)

    Hi, I was looking for something really different and i found this recipe of yours. I tried these last week and it came out so awesomely yummy. My husband and my friends loved it so much and they all asked for more. I will be making these again next week for sure, want to try the other recipes in your website. Thank you once again for highlighting me among my friends with your tasty n health n natural recipes. Thanks a ton. 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — September 15th, 2015 @ 11:04 am

      Hey Manasa, we’re so happy these were a hit with folks — thank you for sharing, and for your sweet words! :)

  10. Bunny Z — October 3, 2015 @ 11:34 pm (#)

    Made these today exactly following your recipe. I know you are not publishing the nutritional facts, but my friend and I sat down and figured it out. I hope it’s okay that I share that here. We made 20 balls and calculated that each one is 100 calories, 10g fat, 5g fiber, 12g sugar, 20g protein.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — October 4th, 2015 @ 9:47 pm

      Thanks so much for sharing Dawn, that’s awesome, and great to know! :)

  11. Ingrid — October 17, 2015 @ 9:09 am (#)

    Along with the recipes you should display the carbs, protein, fat, cholesterol, etc. so diabetes person can know how many to eat.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — October 18th, 2015 @ 12:27 pm

      Hi Ingrid. We appreciate your suggestion. The reason we currently aren’t publishing nutrition facts on the site, is the nutrition calculators available are not 100% accurate, and we never want to publish anything that might be misleading. However, a lot of our readers love the My Fitness Pal nutrition calculator, so feel free to try that for an estimate. We hope that helps!

  12. jan — November 2, 2015 @ 8:24 pm (#)

    Instead of cocoa, I put chocolate protein powder. Also used a lil bit of maple syrup. Made into bars. Absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — November 2nd, 2015 @ 8:39 pm

      That’s a great idea Jan, we’ll definitely have to try those tweaks next time! We’re glad you like these. :)

  13. Xanier — December 3, 2015 @ 4:40 pm (#)

    Following the recipe listed, minus the 2/3rd cup coconut flakes, I used 1/2 a cup instead I came up with the following nutrition information:
    If you make 20 balls each will contain;
    110 calories, 6.7 g of fat, 10.7g of carbs, 2.5g of fiber, 5g sugar, and 3g of protein.
    I know one user had similar values but put 20g of protein, hopefully that was just a typo. Other wise his energy bites are awesome! 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 3rd, 2015 @ 9:46 pm

      Thanks for sharing with us!

  14. john — December 13, 2015 @ 8:06 pm (#)

    hmmmm nyummiiiiee, my kids will like this, thank you!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 14th, 2015 @ 7:58 am

      Awesome, we hope they do! :)

  15. Zoey — December 15, 2015 @ 2:04 pm (#)

    Really great recipe.  I love the idea of hiding healthy foods in something that taste great, especially for picky eaters which my partner is.  Thanks for the recipe idea.  I use more coconut and Scottish Oats. 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 16th, 2015 @ 10:37 am

      Thank you Zoey, we’re glad you enjoyed these! :)

  16. Jennifer — December 17, 2015 @ 2:08 pm (#)

    My daughter has a nut allergy, so coconut and peanut butter need to be substituted, so instead of coconut I would use shredded jicama, and instead of peanut butter I would use raisins and dates to stick it all together. If they are too sticky, you could roll them in powdered organic sugar and cinnamon. Mmmmmm

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 19th, 2015 @ 9:55 pm

      Thanks for sharing Jennifer, it’s good to know that those are good substitutes – we’re glad you’re able to adjust and enjoy these! :)

  17. Lisa — December 29, 2015 @ 7:27 pm (#)

    About the chia seeds….Are they soaked or straight out of the package?

  18. Sarah Cauble — January 2, 2016 @ 2:23 pm (#)

    Could you substitute the cocoa powder for raw cacao powder? If so, how much would you need — the same amount? Thanks!

  19. Jenn — January 7, 2016 @ 10:00 am (#)

    I am in love!!!!! I added protein powder but still disappointed in how low the protein count is. However, they are way better, number wise, than a candy bar. I will continue to work on getting my protein number up in these. 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 7th, 2016 @ 1:45 pm

      Thanks Jenn, we’re glad to hear you like these! :)

  20. Vanessa — January 9, 2016 @ 3:06 am (#)

    Is one ball a serving size? 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 9th, 2016 @ 5:22 pm

      We believe so, we hope you enjoy! :)

  21. rana — January 9, 2016 @ 9:10 pm (#)

    Hi
    what I can replace Flaxseed with
    Thanks

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 11th, 2016 @ 5:28 pm

      Hi Rana! You can just add extra oats in place of the flaxseed. We hope you enjoy! :)

  22. Alison — January 14, 2016 @ 9:28 pm (#)

    Any ideas on what to substitute for the coconut flakes? We have a coconut allergy in our family…

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 16th, 2016 @ 10:32 am

      Hi Alison! We’d suggest just supplementing with extra oats, nuts and dried fruit if you like. We hope you and your family enjoy these!

  23. Alison — January 14, 2016 @ 9:29 pm (#)

    Sorry just saw the previous answer about jicama, but any other ideas? I am wondering if quinoa flakes would work?

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 16th, 2016 @ 10:34 am

      We haven’t tried quinoa flakes, but we think that sounds like a good idea!

  24. Valerie — January 16, 2016 @ 7:18 pm (#)

    These look great but I wish you would include a nutrition facts with the recipe.  Calorie count, protein count, fats, sugar and carbs would be nice to know.  

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 17th, 2016 @ 10:07 pm

      Hi Valerie! We’re sorry, but the reason we currently don’t publishing nutrition facts on the site is the nutrition calculators available are not 100% accurate, and we never want to publish anything that might be misleading. However, a lot of our readers love the My Fitness Pal nutrition calculator, so feel free to try that for an estimate. We hope that helps!

  25. topcookwareonline — January 17, 2016 @ 8:58 pm (#)

    Like this idea. 2 questions B4 I make these: 1) If I only have unsalted PB, how much salt would I add, & 2) Can I sub an equal amount of cacao bits? Thanks so much for all your time & energy in making life more beautiful! You are a lifesaver for people with special dietary needs. I found you only a short time ago & I have made 6-7 of your recipes but have yet to comment, though I have shared everything with family & friends who have grown to love you too! When I can breathe again (I suppose after Christmas) I promise to critique every recipe that I have made because they are soooo good! Your granola bars will forever be a staple in our home.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 18th, 2016 @ 8:17 am

      Thanks! Hmm, we haven’t tried these with unsalted peanut butter, so it’s hard to say. We would think 1/2 teaspoon, but you might need to start by adding a little less than that, and possibly add more to taste. And yes, you can use cacao bits in these! Thanks for your sweet words about the blog — we hope you enjoy these! :)

  26. Jess — January 22, 2016 @ 10:40 am (#)

    If I have all ingredients on hand besides he shredded coconut will this still work?!
    Thank you!! 
    Btw my boyfriend and I absolutely loved your chocolate chip all time favorite cookies!!!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 22nd, 2016 @ 3:01 pm

      Awww we’re so happy you and your boyfriend love the cookies, thanks for letting us know! And yes, these should be fine without the coconut – you might want to add some extra oats though, so these won’t be too wet or sticky. We hope you enjoy!

  27. Carrie — January 23, 2016 @ 2:48 pm (#)

    These look delicious!!!  What is the serving size and how many are considered to be a good portion amount as I’m sure I could eat it all!!!  Thanks

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 24th, 2016 @ 5:09 pm

      Thanks Carrie! Unfortunately we aren’t sure of the nutrition facts or serving size for this recipe, but we think a serving size would be one of these. We hope you enjoy them!

  28. Sarah — January 24, 2016 @ 9:42 pm (#)

    I just wanted to commment and say that I make these energy bites all the time! I found the recipe shortly after my son was born and I needed some healthy, one-handed snacks to fuel my breastmilk supply. Sometimes, I add a tablespoon of brewer’s yeast and grind up some almonds and add those (along with a little coconut oil for extra binding for the extra ingredients) for even more lactation support. Delicious and nutritious!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 26th, 2016 @ 8:41 am

      Thanks Sarah, we’re so happy you enjoy these! :)

  29. Jordan — January 25, 2016 @ 7:13 pm (#)

    Is it ohk to use another liquid sweetener such as brown rice malt syrup or molasses?

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 26th, 2016 @ 7:49 am

      Hi Jordan! Yes, we think any one of those would be fine, but you’ll need to consult a sweetener conversion table (such as this one or this one) since they’re all different and you will likely need a different quantity of whatever you use. We hope that helps!

  30. Christine — February 9, 2016 @ 3:07 pm (#)

    I have made these a few times with some minor changes. I don’t use the coconut flakes or chia seeds, and I use semi-sweet chocolate nibs instead of cocoa powder. I will take them to work where I can pop a couple in my mouth if I need something quick and not-horrible for me. I work long shifts on my feet as a hospital nurse, so protein and convenience are super important. The plus side is that my husband, who is a picky eater, loves them too and requests them for his long days at school.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 10th, 2016 @ 7:44 am

      Thanks for sharing with us Christine! We’re happy you and your husband love these! :)

  31. Stephanie — February 26, 2016 @ 9:55 am (#)

    This is great however I HATE coconut. Since it is a pretty hefty amount of the recipe I didn’t want to leave out a full ingredient. Can you recommend some alternatives? It’s not an ingredient I ever use so I’m at a loss for how to substitute for it. I’m already using almond instead of peanut butter and agave nectar instead of honey. 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 26th, 2016 @ 10:21 am

      Hi Stephanie! No worries, you can just supplement the coconut with extra oats and some nuts if you like. We hope you enjoy these!

  32. Maitha — March 6, 2016 @ 6:10 am (#)

    It’s really delicious. 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — March 6th, 2016 @ 7:30 am

      We’re glad you enjoyed them!

  33. CJ — March 7, 2016 @ 1:37 pm (#)

    I love all the versions you have of these ‘no-bake energy bites’, what do you think would happen if I decided to bake these? (gasp!) PS Love your site! :)

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — March 7th, 2016 @ 5:59 pm

      Thanks CJ! Hmmm, we haven’t tried baking these, but we say pop a few in the oven and see what happens (we think they would be yummy)! If you try it, definitely let us know how they turn out. :)

  34. Rebeka — March 13, 2016 @ 12:29 pm (#)

    Can you tell me nutritional content and calories?

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — March 14th, 2016 @ 11:08 am

      Hi Rebeka! We’re sorry but we are unsure of the nutrition facts/amount of calories in this recipe. We currently are not publishing nutrition facts on the site, as the nutrition calculators available are not 100% accurate, and we never want to publish anything that might be misleading. However, a lot of our readers love the My Fitness Pal nutrition calculator, so feel free to try that for an estimate. We hope that helps!

  35. Miranda — March 14, 2016 @ 11:35 pm (#)

    Hi im just wondering if you have the nutritional value of the Chocolate peanut butter no bake energy bites?!!?

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — March 15th, 2016 @ 2:20 pm

      Hi Miranda! We’re sorry but we are unsure of the nutrition facts/amount of calories in this recipe. We currently are not publishing nutrition facts on the site, as the nutrition calculators available are not 100% accurate, and we never want to publish anything that might be misleading. However, a lot of our readers love the My Fitness Pal nutrition calculator, so feel free to try that for an estimate. We hope that helps!

  36. Eva Adkins — March 17, 2016 @ 9:57 pm (#)

    I totally want to try these.

  37. Mireille — March 28, 2016 @ 10:52 am (#)

    What can I substitute for coconut…I don’t like coconut😕

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — March 29th, 2016 @ 9:01 am

      Hi Mireille! You can simply leave it out, or you can add extra oats, nuts, seeds and/or dried fruit. We hope you enjoy!

  38. Liz — April 3, 2016 @ 11:18 pm (#)

    Supper yummy! What is the portion size???

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — April 4th, 2016 @ 2:32 pm

      Hi Liz! We’re not sure, but we would guess one or two. We hope you enjoy! :)

  39. Despina — April 8, 2016 @ 3:49 am (#)

    I made these – skipped the flax seed as I didn’t have any, and used carob molasses instead of honey. They’ve turned out amazing!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — April 9th, 2016 @ 9:20 am

      Thanks for sharing Despina — we’re glad you enjoyed these! :)

  40. Laura — April 11, 2016 @ 2:02 pm (#)

    Can’t wait to try them. I’m making them right now but… How do you store them? Do you store them in the fridge or in a room temperature container?

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — April 11th, 2016 @ 3:20 pm

      Hi Laura! You can leave them in a container in or outside of the fridge, and you can freeze them too if you like — we hope you enjoy! :)

  41. Luke Brisk — April 13, 2016 @ 11:43 am (#)

    What can you substitute the Coconut Flakes for?

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — April 13th, 2016 @ 3:31 pm

      Hey Luke! You can just leave them out and add some extra oats and/or dried fruit/nuts. We hope you enjoy these!

  42. Joy — April 13, 2016 @ 8:53 pm (#)

    These are so good and so very filling. You can’t eat more than two at a time it’s to much… actually one is more than enough before pre or post workout… 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — April 14th, 2016 @ 2:17 pm

      Thank you Joy — we’re glad you enjoyed these! :)

  43. Dave — April 14, 2016 @ 1:18 pm (#)

    Where can I find the carb count for each of these energy balls? They look great, but my wife is Type 1 diabetic.
    Thanks

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — April 14th, 2016 @ 2:21 pm

      Hi Dave! We’re sorry but we are unsure of the nutrition facts/amount of calories in this recipe. We currently are not publishing nutrition facts on the site, as the nutrition calculators available are not 100% accurate, and we never want to publish anything that might be misleading. However, a lot of our readers love the My Fitness Pal nutrition calculator, so feel free to try that for an estimate. We hope that helps!

  44. Stephen — April 17, 2016 @ 2:50 am (#)

    Hi can you use almond butter.replacing peanut butter thanks.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — April 17th, 2016 @ 9:37 am

      Hi Stephen! Yes, you certainly can. We hope you enjoy these!

  45. Michele — April 19, 2016 @ 12:58 pm (#)

    Serving size? And how many calories per ball? 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — April 19th, 2016 @ 3:51 pm

      Hi Michele! We’re sorry but we are unsure of the serving size and the nutrition facts/amount of calories in this recipe. We currently are not publishing nutrition facts on the site, as the nutrition calculators available are not 100% accurate, and we never want to publish anything that might be misleading. However, a lot of our readers love the My Fitness Pal nutrition calculator, so feel free to try that for an estimate. We hope that helps!

  46. Amanda — April 21, 2016 @ 12:01 pm (#)

    This is my absolute favorite way to make these! I love how this way the chocolate is evenly spread out instead of biting into a chunk of chocolate in the classic recipe. I actually thought 1/4 cup of cocoa powder would make it taste slightly bitter but it is perfectly sweet with the honey and peanut butter (I didn’t use natural so there’s obviously sugar from the pb too). I also love how it makes a lot so I can freeze some and pack individual portions for my husband and I during the week. Thanks for the recipe! 

  47. Poornalakshmi — April 27, 2016 @ 5:39 pm (#)

    Hi,
      Thank you for sharing.Very simple and nutritious snack for any time.I don’t have some of the ingredients in handy. what I  tried I’m sharing here.I used raisins,chocolate chips, old fashion oats,peanut butter, honey, I roasted coconut powder and used them, flax seed powder and sesame seeds, 
    And to make a roll I used ghee (for whole balls only 1/2 tbs) Since, it helps to make a round shape without sticking in hands and also clarified butter with minimal use brings lot of health benefit.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — April 27th, 2016 @ 11:06 pm

      Thanks for sharing — we’re happy you enjoyed them!

  48. Jeni — May 11, 2016 @ 1:23 pm (#)

    I thought I should give these a try, and I love these energy bites! This is the first clean snack that actually satisfies my sweet tooth when I’m craving sugar.
    Thanks for the recipe!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — May 16th, 2016 @ 8:31 pm

      We’re happy to hear you liked them Jeni! :)