Look no further for a sweet treat that feels good to eat! This chocolate oat bites recipe that is low in sugar, protein packed, and fiber packed is delicious from start to finish.
Protein Ball vs Chocolate Oat Bites Recipe
The idea for these bites came from the idea of protein ball recipes. Although I will eat the protein energy balls, it sometimes is awkward to eat, falls apart, and has a little bit of a dryness to it.
With these chocolate oat energy bites, we are layering the ingredients making it less dry, easy to eat, and the perfect bite.
This is a great no bake chocolate oatmeal bites recipe.
Ingredients for the Chocolate Oat Bites with Peanut Butter
The ingredients for the chocolate oat bites recipe with peanut butter are simple – only 4 ingredients!
That’s right, that’s it!
Let’s start with first ingredient …
The ingredient that ties the recipe together is peanut butter. Not only does it tend to hold the recipe and final product together, but it also functions as a protein source in this recipes.
Having a protein source in this recipe helps to leave us perfectly satisfied and ready to take on our next activity.
Confectioners (Erythritol) Sugar
The next ingredient is Confectioners Erythritol Sugar, which many people may know as Swerve.
If you haven’t tried erythritol sugar, test it out in your next baking recipe.
It is easy to use and sweetens the dish as well or more than regular sugar.
If you want to use regular confections, that is up to you, just keep in mind this will change the nutrition facts of the recipe.
We are almost there – the third ingredient is old fashioned oats.
Old Fashioned Oats
The old fashioned oats are perfect for this recipe. They are nice and hearty and add a great texture for a chewable satisfying snack.
Old fashioned oats are great for many baking recipes such as chocolate chip oatmeal or cookies and casseroles.
The fourth and final ingredient – chocolate!
No Added Sugar Chocolate Chips
If you are not concerned about sugar and want to use regular chocolate chips, the recipe final product will be the same. Just remember that the nutrition facts in the recipe will change if you choose to change the ingredients.
The no added sugar chocolate chips that I used were Lily’s chocolate chips – milk chocolate.
I have used these chocolate chips many, many times in recipes, and I have never been disappointed by them.
If you want to add a teaspoon vanilla extract to mix, you can do that as well.
Chocolate Oat Bites Recipe Equipment Needed:
Medium to Large Mixing Bowl
Muffin Pan Liners
Peanut Butter Chocolate Oat Bites (No Bake)
- 1 mini cupcake pan
- 12 mini cupcake liners
- 4 tbsp Peanut Butter
- 1 tbsp Confectioners Erythritol Sugar no added sugar (I used Swerve)
- 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup no added sugar chocolate chips I used LIly's milk chocolate chips
- In a small mixing bowl, add peanut butter. Heat peanut butter in the microwave for 15 seconds if it is too stiff to mix.
- Add confectioners sugar to the peanut butter and mix together.
- Next, add oats to the bowl and and combine.
- Into a muffin pan with liners (or a silicone muffin pan), add a spoon of the mixture and smash down.
- Melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe dish. You may need to add a drop of vegetable oil. Microwave for 15-20 seconds, mix, and repeat once more if not melted.
- Top each bite with a small spoon of melted chocolate (approx 1 teaspoon).
- Place the pan of prepared bites in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. After refrigerated, you can remove from the pan and place into a sealed container. Store in the refrigerator. Enjoy!