It’s almost Valentine’s and Galentine’s day which if you’re not sure what to do for either day, check out my Galentine’s post here and my 35 things to do without food post. But let’s face it, we may want to celebrate with a little chocolate! If you’re looking for a simple energy bite that takes minutes to make but reminds you of Oreos dipped in peanut butter (I can’t be the only one who did that right!?) then look no further.
Energy bites are fun because you can make a huge variety of them, freeze them, and eat them on-the-go. If I made this recipe again (which I will) I would add a couple more things like flax meal and chia seeds to add more fiber, protein, and healthy fats.
So if you’re like me and plan to celebrate Valentine’s / Galentine’s all month long – try these little nuggets of deliciousness and get that warm fuzzy feeling with each bite!
Low-Sugar Oreo Peanut Butter Energy Bites
The main ingredients are oats and chick peas, they have carbohydrates but not a lot of added sugar per energy bite. Great for an on-the-go snack for busy moms with one arm to eat or driving to work and ran out of time for breakfast.
- 1.25 cups oats (quick, rolled, or steel cut)
- 1 15 oz can low-sodium or no salt chick peas drain and rinsed
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1.5 servings Oreo pudding mix (I weighed this at 45g)
- 3 tbsp peanut butter
Put all ingredients in a food processor.
Pulse/puree for about 1 minute
Remove blade and begin forming into small energy balls. Smaller bites will yield about 20 servings and medium bites will yield about 15.
Place spread out on a cookie sheet and refridgerate for about 10-20 minutes (or enjoy as is) and then place them in a container to keep in the fridge or freezer.