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Oatmeal Cookie Dough Energy Bites are the perfect healthy snack on the go or to have in between meals. They are easy to make and made with pantry staple ingredients.

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These peanut butter Oatmeal cookie dough energy bites are delicious and nutritious snacks that can be enjoyed any time of the day. These energy bites are made with wholesome ingredients like rolled oats, sweeteners like honey or maple syrup, nut butter like peanut butter or almond butter, dates or dried fruits, and other simple pantry staple ingredients making them a great source of fiber, protein, and healthy fats.

They are also easy to make and require no baking, making them a convenient snack for those on the go. Oatmeal cookie dough energy bites can be customized to suit your preferences by adding in different mix-ins such as chocolate chips, raisins, or chopped nuts. Overall, these energy bites are a tasty and satisfying way to fuel your body and keep you going throughout the day.

Why you will love these energy bites

Here are three reasons why you might love this oatmeal peanut butter energy bites:

  1. Nutritious: They are packed with nutrients, such as fiber, protein, and healthy fats, which can help keep you feeling full and satisfied. They can be a great snack option for those who are looking to maintain a healthy diet.
  2. Convenient: These peanut butter energy bites are easy to make and require no baking, making them a convenient snack option for those who are short on time. They can also be prepared in advance and stored in the fridge for a quick and easy snack when hunger strikes.
  3. Delicious: The combination of oats, peanut butter, and honey in these energy bites creates a sweet and nutty flavor that many people find irresistible. You can easily customize it with different mix-ins, such as chocolate chips or dried fruits.
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Ingredients you will need to make these energy bites

  • Rolled oats: we love using rolled oats but if you have quick oats instead you can use that.
  • Medjool dates: make sure the dates are pitted before you add them into the blender. It is best to date on the soft side.
  • Sweetener: we used honey, but other sticky sweeteners that can be used are maple syrup or agave, or even any low-calorie sweeteners.
  • Chia seeds: This adds some healthy fats and fiber, but you can skip this ingredient if you don’t have any.
  • Nut butter: we used cashew butter. Alternatively, any nut butter will work. Sub with almond butter or cashew butter.
  • Salt: to balance out the flavor
  • Chocolate chips: you may use dark or sugar-free chocolate chips.
ingredients to make cookie dough energy bites

In a food processor, add oats, chia seeds, dates, peanut butter, salt, and honey.

Blend until a dough-like mixture is formed and no longer sticky.

Transfer the mixture into a bowl, fold in the chocolate chips, and use a spatula to mix until combined.

Using a scoop or tablespoon, form 12 even-size balls. Place in a container and store. Enjoy.

Recipe notes and tips

  • The serving size is one ball
  • You can use any sticky sweetener of your choice like agave, honey, or maple syrup. There are many low-calorie options out there to choose from as well.
  • Use rolled oats. Quick oats will work too if that’s what you have on hand.
  • Try using sugar-free or dark chocolate chips
  • Any nut butter will work. We used cashew butter but almond butter and cashew butter are great substitutes.
  • Store energy bites in the fridge in a sealed container for up to 7 days.
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Frequently asked questions

Do cookie dough bites have to be refrigerated?

You can safely store Energy bites on your kitchen counter at room temperature without any issues. We do prefer to store them in the fridge in a sealed container because you will find that it holds much better and doesn’t get too soft as opposed to keeping them stored outside. In the end, it’ a personal preference but they do last longer in the fridge.

Are energy bites good for you?

Yes, oatmeal energy bites can be good for you since they are typically made with wholesome ingredients such as oats, nut butter, honey, and seeds. These ingredients are all nutritious and can provide a good source of fiber, protein, healthy fats, and other essential nutrients. However, it’s important to keep in mind that the nutritional value can vary depending on the specific ingredients used in the recipe.

Can you eat raw oats in energy balls?

Yes, you can eat raw oats in many different recipes such as energy bites. They are very safe to eat raw. However, it’s important to note that raw oats can be tough to digest and may not be as palatable as cooked oats.

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5 from 3 votes
By: Rena
Servings: 12 balls
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
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Easy to make energy bites made with rolled oats, dates, peanut butter, honey, chia seeds, and chocolate chips. Perfect to enjoy as a snack or a dessert when you have a sweet tooth.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a food processor, add oats, chia seeds, dates, peanut butter, salt, and honey.
  • Blend until a dough-like mixture is formed and no longer sticky
  • Transfer the mixture into a bowl, fold in the chocolate chips, and use a spatula to mix until combined.
  • Using a scoop or tablespoon, form 12 even-size balls. Place in a container and store. Enjoy.

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Notes

  • serving size is one ball
  • you can use any sticky sweetener of your choice like agave, honey, or maple syrup. There are many low-calorie options out there to choose from as well.
  • Use rolled oats. Quick oats will work too if that’s what you have on hand.
  • try using sugar-free or dark chocolate chips
  • Any nut butter will work. We used cashew butter but almond butter and cashew butter are great substitutes

Nutrition

Calories: 216kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 5gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 160mgPotassium: 301mgFiber: 4gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 48IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
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About Rena Awada

Hi, I’m Rena! I am here to help you prepare delicious, light, fresh meals that your whole family will love!

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