Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites
Do you need a little pick me up after a hard workout or just after a long day a work? I know I do especially after that horrific 15.5 Crossfit Open WOD this past Friday! My quads are still singing!
I decided to do this work out in the morning this past Friday instead of doing it with everyone else Friday night. I wanted to see if my performance differed if there weren’t as many people around. I usually got so nervous before working out in front of so many people I wondered if it effected how well I was doing on my WODs. I am just glad I got it over with!
It was 27 thrusters 27 calorie rows, 21 thrusters 21 calorie rows, 15 thrusters 15 calorie rows, and 9 thrusters and 9 calorie rows!
We went back later to cheer everyone else on!
And yes, we definitely had a rest day this weekend along with meal prep for the week. aka this gorgeous pan of veg.
This brings me to these delicious snacks. I have been spotting energy bites all along my Pinterest and Instagram accounts and I totally had to get in on this.
I decided to base this recipe on Gimmie Some Oven’s version because she’s simply awesome.
Instead I used
Skippy’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread
Ground Flax Seed
Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
These are SUPER easy and are a great NO BAKE snack to grab after you work out and stock up on some healthy fats to power through your day!
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites are a nutrient packed snack that makes a great post workout snack to power you through the rest of your day!
Yields 24 servings: Calories: 80, Fat: 4g, Protein:2g, Net Carbs:7g, Sodium: 21 mg Sugar: 5g
1 cup of Old Fashioned Oats
½ cup ground flax seed
⅔ cup Skippy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter
4 tbs honey
2 tbs cacao nibs or mini chocolate chips
1 tbs hemp seeds
Pour all ingredients into a mixing bowl
Stir all ingredients together thoroughly
It was a bit tough to stir for me, so I got lazy and let my Kitchen aid do the work!
Put batch in refrigerator for about 25-30 minutes (it makes it easier to handle)
Then form into 1” balls and refrigerate!
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Danielle @ Where's the Mama says
No bake, chocolatey, and healthy? Done and done. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
Rose | The Clean Dish says
Oh the days of cross fit... I miss them... NOT haha 😉 We moved and I haven't been able to find a good place so I'm working out in my backyard! I can see how these chocolate peanut butter bites would be a great source of energy, especially after a hard work out!
Angie | Big Bear's Wife says
I could totally use some of the energy bite this afternoon. It's almost 4 and I'm about to fall sleep!
Love energy bites. Dark chocolate makes them even better! I have to admit we make a version of these all the time...but sometimes we don't get to the rolling part and instead end up with a bowl of dough that we roll as we go! (head lowered!)
Cookin Canuck says
We snack on energy bites post-workout a lot here and we're always looking for new versions. Bookmarking these!
These energy bites look so amazing! I'd loe to have a few right now!
Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) says
Girlie, you are a serious inspiration! I'm doing this 30 day Ab Challenge and it's so minimal (5 crunches, 10 seconds of plank) but I feel so accomplished. I'll eventually get to where you are! In the mean time, i'll definitely take a handful of these bites!
[email protected] says
Way to go!!!
A good cookie is always welcome after a tough workout. Nice!
Lana | Never Enough Thyme says
I'm always in favor of a great no-bake snack! These sound really delicious and so easy.
Martha @ A Family Feast says
I think I need to get on the energy bites bandwagon too! 🙂
The Food Hunter says
Perfect for post workout!
Those look YUM! Found your blog through BlogHer's FB page - and pinned this recipe of hopes to make it in the near future (I just made carrot cake energy balls and I'll need something to replace them once I've eaten them all!) xox
[email protected] says
Thanks Christa!!! These came out great! I shared them with my gym friends after our workout and they disappeared instantly!!!
Food Done Light (@FoodDoneLight) says
I've been wanting to make energy bites for weeks now. These look so good. I have got to try them.