Craving a treat? Whip up these easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites from Running With Spoons to satisfy your sweet tooth. You won’t even have to bust out the mixer or turn on the oven!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites
- 1/4 cup peanut butter (or other nut/seed butter)
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup rolled oats, certified gluten-free if necessary
- 1/2 cup chopped almonds (or nut of choice)
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips, certified gluten-free if necessary
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a small pan over medium-high heat, add the almond butter, mashed banana, honey, and vanilla extract, stirring until smooth and fully combined. Bring the mixture to a boil before removing from heat. Stir in oats and chopped nuts, mixing well. Set aside and allow the mixture to cool before adding the chocolate chips.
Drop dough onto your prepared baking sheet by the heaping tablespoonful, studding the tops with more chocolate chips and/or nuts if desired.
Place baking pan into freezer and allow to cool for ~30 minutes until bites have set. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer for up to a month.
Serves: 12 | Serving Size: 2″ ball
Per serving: Calories: 123; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 0mg; Carbohydrate: 13g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 4g
Amanda Drozdz is a certified health coach and lifestyle blogger who loves to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle with a carrot in one hand and a cookie in the other. You can find more of her recipes and daily musings on her blog, Running With Spoons, or connect with her via Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest.
Photo courtesy of Amanda Drozdz. Original recipe can be found on Running With Spoons.