no-bake chocolate peanut butter oat bites

You know how sometimes you’re trying to be a little healthier, but you just need chocolate to survive the day?

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That’s me right now… and pretty much every other day of my life.

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These little bites give a great chocolate-y boost with just a few ingredients you can feel good about. I cut them into tiny bites so I can have just a few to satisfy my cravings, but you can also give them a go as small no-bake cookies or even rolled up into little balls.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bites

YIELDS: 32-36 Bites
  • 1 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  1. Heat peanut butter, oil, maple syrup, honey, and vanilla over low heat. Stir until completely smooth, remove from heat.
  2. Combine oats, chocolate chips, and chia seeds in a separate bowl.
  3. Once slightly cooled, pour peanut butter mixture over oats and stir to completely combine.
  4. Pour mixture into greased 9×5 loaf pan, cover, and refrigerate until set. Cut bars into 32-36 small pieces (cut in half lengthwise, cut each half in quarters, split each quarter into 4 pieces), store in fridge.

These are easily customizable! Add in some dried fruit, chopped nuts, or try a different nut butter or sweetener to adapt to your tastes. These gems taste fudge-y and dessert-like, but you can easily reduce the sweetener and chocolate to make it a healthier snack.

* Always double check your brands if you have any intolerances, but these bites are naturally gluten-free and can be made dairy-free with the correct chocolate chips. 

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