It’s time for a snack blog!
And for my first snack blog, I just had to share my favorite recipe for Peanut Butter Walnut Energy Bites. They taste like dessert but aren’t overly sweet. They don’t require any cooking, other than microwaving the PB if you want the mixture to be easier to stir. And they provide a hefty dose of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids and monounsaturated fat.
Oh, and there’s chocolate.
I made the bites a bit bigger this round (16 bites for the recipe), but if you want to make them smaller, you can definitely do so. It just depends on how you like to snack.
I like to throw these in the fridge so they are easier to handle and last longer, and you can also pop them in the freezer to have in a week or two.
They’re convenient, delicious and satisfying! Go ahead, try one or two!Print
The perfect wholesome snack with just a few simple ingredients.
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 2 Tbsp. honey
- 1 ½ cups rolled old-fashioned oats
- ¼ cup ground flax seed
- ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts
- In a large bowl, combine peanut butter and honey. Microwave 30 seconds or until slightly soft (optional). Fold in oats, flax seed, chocolate chips and walnuts until combined.
- Roll mixture into 2-inch bites. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 week or the freezer up to 1 month.
Substitution Tip: You can add any mix-ins to the recipe, such as unsweetened coconut, unsweetened dried fruit or other chopped nuts. You can also use other nut or seed butters, such as almond butter or tahini.
- Serving Size: 1 bite
- Calories: 170
- Sugar: 5g
- Sodium: 72mg
- Fat: 12g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Unsaturated Fat: 10g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 14g
- Fiber: 3g
- Protein: 5g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Keywords: energy bites, energy ball, snack, snacks, oats, peanut butter, chocolate, walnuts