Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites
This recipe for vegan energy balls combines some of our favorite ingredients (including dark chocolate, of course) in one delicious protein-rich bite. Chia and Flax seeds add a boost of Omega-3s and fiber. A one bowl, no-bake Vegan Peanut Butter Energy Bites recipe to power your New Year’s resolutions, or if you're simply looking for a tasty breakfast or snack.
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 cup rolled oats
1⁄3 cup flax seed meal, or whole flax seeds ground in a food processor
1⁄4 cup dried cranberries, blueberries, cherries, or raisins
3 oz dark chocolate chips, or chopped extra dark chocolate bar
1 Tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
1 cup peanut butter, warmed for easy mixing
1⁄3 cup maple syrup or agave syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
How to Make:
• Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Mix until well combined into a stiff dough. If too dry or crumbly, add more peanut butter or maple syrup. If too sticky or wet, add a little bit more oats or flaxseed meal.
• Chill in the refrigerator for 5 minutes, then scoop out bite-sized portions (about 1.5 Tablespoons) and roll into balls.
• Store well-sealed leftovers in the refrigerator for 1 week or in the freezer up to 1 month (or more).
Yield: 20 pieces
Tags: Gluten Free*
*The components of this recipe are vegan and gluten-free. The chocolate chips (or chocolate bar) recommended for use are made with gluten-free ingredients. Please note that, with the exception of our chocolates made from bean-to-bar, all products are manufactured in the same factory as products that may contain allergens or dairy. Although we employ good manufacturing practices to minimize cross-contact, we do not guarantee any product is entirely free of minute traces of dairy, wheat, soy, tree nuts, or peanuts.