Coconut chocolate chip peanut butter energy bites

So this month is world vegan month and we’re going to be focussing on this as our theme for November. We will be bringing you a selection of healthy vegan recipes that you can whip up using natural, wholesome ingredients for you and your family to enjoy, as well as some of our top vegan cooking tips and other related blog posts. The first of these, is for these coconut chocolate chip peanut butter energy bites, which make for the perfect afternoon or mid-morning snack.. or even breakfast on the go.

One of the best things about these is that they’re just so simple to make, you don’t even need to use a food processor! The ingredients are also pretty simple too, most of which you might just already have sitting in your kitchen cupboard anyway! They make for a nice little sweet treat, but aren’t too sweet .. and the oats give a really hearty, flapjack like feel to them. You could prep these the night before or on a Sunday night and have them ready and waiting for you to snack on throughout the week.

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For me this really just goes to show how simple creating vegan snacks and treats can be. These little energy bites are a good source of slow releasing carbs from the oats and healthy fats and plant based protein from the peanut butter. Plus, they taste delicious too, which is always a good thing!

 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup oats

4 tbsp smooth peanut butter

5 tbsp brown rice syrup

1 tbsp coconut oil

2 tbsp desiccated coconut

Handful of sugar free chocolate chips or cacao nibs

 

Method:

  1. Gently heat the peanut butter, brown rice syrup and coconut oil in a pan and mix everything together.
  2. Remove from the heat and add in the oats and desiccated coconut and stir until everything is evenly coated. I find it really helpful to use my hands to mix everything together.
  3. Finally, add in the chocolate chips/cacao nibs and roll into balls. Repeat until all of the mixture is used up. Leave these in the fridge for a couple of hours to firm up and enjoy!

 

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