Healthy, No-Bake Peanut Butter and Jelly Energy Bites are so easy to make with peanut butter, honey, dried blueberries and cranberries, chia seeds, oats, hemp seeds and LOVE! This gluten free, clean eating snack recipe tastes just like peanut butter cookie dough and can also be a delicious breakfast or dessert too!
It’s been a hot minute since my last energy bite/energy ball/bundle of complete deliciousness recipe. And friends, let me just say, SO. WORTH. THE. WAIT.
Side Note: Does anyone still say that? Hot minute? Hot second? I don’t know…
These energy bites are pretty much peanut butter cookie dough meets chewy dried fruit meets nutritious and delicious snack. It’s perfection.
I will pretty much always have a batch of some sort of energy bite (OK fine – two or three or four) in the freezer for when I need a quick breakfast/snack/dessert because they are just SO easy.
These require no blender, no food processor or any other magic appliance or tool. Maybe a pot and a stove top if your honey and nut butter of choice aren’t in their runniest form (ie. a hard blob in the bottom of the jar). But other than that, these energy balls (AKA: energy bites. AKA: granola bites. AKA: granola balls. AKA: pure awesomeness when it comes to snacking that can be called many different things.) come together real quick, which means you can get to snacking or breakfast or dessert even sooner!
MORE ABOUT THESE PEANUT BUTTER JELLY ENERGY BITES
I am SO, SO, SO excited to share this recipe with you! Kind of because I don’t like sharing, so please make your own. And kind of because these are really THAT good and a recipe I think everyone should keep in their back-pocket when it comes to eating more healthy snacks throughout the day. So let’s break it down…
These peanut butter and jelly energy bites do have a secret ingredient that makes them next level delicious.
(drum roll….) It’s oat flour.
These balls are ALL about the oat flour. Oat flour is a must. Do not forget the oat flour. It’s the oat flour that gives these energy balls their wonderful, fantastic and totally addicting cookie dough-like feel/texture/taste. Soft and smooth and chewy and MEGA yum!
Then add your standard energy bite ingredients – peanut butter (natural peanut butter always!), raw honey, sea salt (because peanut butter and sea salt are BFFs), vanilla if you wish, oats, hemp seeds and chia seeds and my most favourite dried fruits like blueberries, cranberries and cherries. I also add coconut oil here because more healthy fats FTW.
But let’s go back to the dried fruit part for a sec. I love ALL the dried fruit from Patience Fruit and Co. (This isn’t a sponsored post, I just really love their products and want you to know about them!!) Naturally sweetened, still soft and moist (I had to say it – I’m sorry!!) and organic.
The only real trick to rolling out peanut butter energy balls of goodness is if you’re nut butter or honey isn’t quite runny enough. It’s an easy fix – just add the PB, honey and coconut oil into a heat-safe bowl on top of a pot of simmer water and gently stir until melted and smooth. Then add all the other ingredients into the melty mess of PB and honey.
It’s just that easy!