Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites

*I'm excited to be participating in a Monthly Ingredient Challenge with a great group of food bloggers! Our January ingredient is chocolate, so I'm sharing these Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites as a healthier way to enjoy chocolate! Be sure to check out the other bloggers' chocolate recipes linked at the bottom of this post!

'Tis the season for chocolate! It's almost Valentines Day and it's the middle of winter, so we're all craving those delicious comfort flavours. But in the name of all things healthy eating, let's enjoy chocolate in a guilt-free way, shall we? I love making energy bites (like these Cranberry Cashew Energy Bites) because they're such a healthy snack idea, and so I knew these Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites just had to happen. They are super easy to make and they're made with only all-natural ingredients like real dark chocolate, oats, and dried fruit, so they contain no added sugar and they're great for a quick, healthy snack on the go! And they taste like dessert! Everyone in our house loves them, and I know you will too!

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You'll need:

16 dates, pitted
1/2 cup all natural peanut butter
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3-4 tbsp water
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup real dark chocolate chips

To make:

Add the dates, the peanut butter, the cocoa powder, and the vanilla extract to your food processor.

Process the mixture on high speed until it's smooth with no large chunks, scraping down the sides to make sure everything is incorporated.

Continue processing on high speed, adding the water one tablespoon at a time until the mixture is soft.

Transfer the peanut butter mixture to a bowl and add the oats and the chocolate chips.

Stir everything together well with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, and then roll the mixture into about 16 balls.

Place the balls in a parchment-lined container and store them in the refrigerator!

These are the perfect healthy snack to have on hand to satisfy those sweet, chocolate cravings, and they can be stored in the refrigerator for about week after they're made, although I doubt they'll last that long!

Making my own energy bites like these has really helped me say goodbye to conventional granola bars and other unhealthy snacks. And these Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites? They're the best ones yet! If I hadn't made them myself, I'd swear they were dessert!

These Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites are only 4 Weight Watchers SmartPoints, so they're a great alternative to sugar-laden store-bought granola bars or other unhealthy snacks!

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  1. I'm a grab and go kind of eater, so these are a great option for me. They look delicious, pinning!

  2. A healthy way to enjoy chocolate sounds like a winner to me! These look tasty! :)

  3. I'd love to have these on hand at work to get me through the day!

  4. Oh my goodness these look SO good! How can you go wrong with dark chocolate and peanut butter though?! I think I'll make these next week to take with me to the Children's Museum to keep my energy levels up with my boys!

  5. I'm confused because your recipe says to use steel cut oats but the pictures show rolled oats. I can't imagine eating raw steel cut oats because they are like gravel....?

    1. You're so right Michelle! Typo! Sorry about that :) It's fixed!

  6. I've gotta make these! Love easy chocolate recipes!

  7. Hi Chrissie!
    These are right up my alley - thanks for sharing this recipe, I'm definitely going to make these!
    PB & choc is my hubby's all-time favourite combo! This might be good bribe-material...


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