Triple Chocolate Energy Bites

These Triple Chocolate Energy Bites are just what I needed after a long weekend away at my first blog conference.

These no bake energy bites are filled with three kinds of chocolate: chocolate peanut butter, chocolate chips and cocoa powder, and come together in just a few quick steps! #recipe #chocolate

I basically had the best time ever in Austin over this last weekend.  I had the opportunity to meet some of my blogger friends {and make new ones!} and basically eat myself into a food coma.  It was awesome!

I also realized that a 30-something introvert with a sedentary day job is quickly exhausted after a few days of constant networking and walking around the hot streets of Austin.

So when I arrived home, I decided I needed a quick pick-me-up: but also something that wasn’t too time-consuming to prepare.  Anyone else need a vacation in order to recover from vacation?  Yeah, that’s me this week.

These no bake energy bites are filled with three kinds of chocolate: chocolate peanut butter, chocolate chips and cocoa powder, and come together in just a few quick steps! #recipe #chocolate

These triple chocolate energy bites did the trick.  Packed with oats, coconut, chocolate peanut butter, chocolate chips, and some flax seed, these quick treats came together in about 45 minutes, including refrigeration time.  Plus, they’re no bake, so they’re perfect for a summertime goodie.

Our temperature here exceeded 100 degrees yesterday so I have a feeling we’re in for a long summer.  I’m all about recipes that don’t require baking this time of the year!

These no bake energy bites are filled with three kinds of chocolate: chocolate peanut butter, chocolate chips and cocoa powder, and come together in just a few quick steps! #recipe #chocolate

You could certainly use regular peanut butter in these bites, but my philosophy is the more chocolate, the better.  That’s why I filled my little bites with Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter from Peanut Butter and Co.  If you haven’t spotted this in your local grocery store, you need to go grab some as soon as possible.  Seriously amazing.

I added chocolate chips to these bites and rolled the finished treat in a little cocoa powder for triple the chocolate.

And, if you’re unsure about using flax seed, this isn’t one of those healthy ingredients that people claim you “really can’t taste.”  I promise – you really can’t taste it.  Plus, there’s some evidence it may help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes (source).

It’s a win-win.

These no bake energy bites are filled with three kinds of chocolate: chocolate peanut butter, chocolate chips and cocoa powder, and come together in just a few quick steps! #recipe #chocolate

Triple Chocolate Energy Bites

makes about 20 balls

Triple Chocolate Energy Bites

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup chocolate peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cocoa powder, for dusting

Instructions

  1. Stir all ingredients except for the cocoa powder together in a medium bowl until combined. Allow the mixture to chill for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator. Once chilled, roll into small balls - I used a 1" cookie scoop to form mine, but you can make yours whatever size you like. Roll formed balls into cocoa powder if desired.
  2. Store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to one week.

adapted from Gimmie Some Oven

http://kitchenmeetsgirl.com/triple-chocolate-energy-bites/

XO, Ashley

 

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Comments

  1. I’m so glad you had fun in Texas! Maybe next year I will join you :)
    These energy bites sound amazing! Triple chocolate is never bad. I’m thinking I need these today!
    Stephanie @ Back For Seconds recently posted..Easy Homemade Twix BarsMy Profile

  2. I could use some of these after Austin, too! That trip was so fun, but my word. I’m about to slip in to a week long coma!

    Love your photos, Ashley!
    Karly recently posted..What’s Cookin’ Wednesday #23My Profile

    • You just made my day with that photo compliment, Karly. It was so awesome meeting you (maybe you could teach the photography classes next year…please??).

  3. These sound great!
    Terry recently posted..Beef TacosMy Profile

  4. These will be perfect to keep on hand for the kids during their various sporting activities… thanks for sharing!

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    • Great idea, Jennifer. My little boy loved these, and they are definitely a quick and easy snack to keep on hand.

  5. Sounds like you had an amazing time in Austin! I am sooooooooo going to blogher food next time!!! And whoa – triple chocolat anything has my attention!

  6. I was on vacation in FL last weekend with my girlfriends and I was still jealous of all of the BlogHer Food posts! I totally want to go next year! But I know what you mean, I had a terrible flight home on Sunday and it’s taken me days to recover from my vacation. I could use a couple of these bites right now!!
    Meghan @ The Tasty Fork recently posted..Grilled Shrimp with Crunchy Asian Slaw SaladMy Profile

  7. Your photos are STUNNING.

    And the bites are amazing, obvi.

    I’m so happy I got to hang with you!!
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust recently posted..Pineapple Upside Down Cake Batter Snow ConesMy Profile

    • Dorothy, hanging with you was one of the high points of the conference for me! :-) Thanks for the photo compliment, though I am still in awe over your snow cone ones from today. GORGEOUS!

  8. These look awesome Ashley. I’m still in a food coma though. I imagine this will last quite some time! It was so great to meet you this weekend, you’re just lovely and sweet :)
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets recently posted..Greek Chicken Skewers with Avocado TzatzikiMy Profile

    • Thanks, Aimee! I can’t believe I ate so much last weekend. Well, I CAN, but I’m sort of regretting it now. :-) It was awesome meeting you, too!

  9. I love energy bites and I’m always eying up that chocolate peanut butter while I buy my usual Smooth Operator and Cinnamon/Swirl. Now I will have to get one and give these a try!
    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl recently posted..Braised LettuceMy Profile

    • I love all of the new flavored peanut butters now! Although they’re dangerous for me, since I usually eat a ton of it straight off the spoon. :-)

  10. Wow, these look so good. And with these ingredients health food, right?

  11. These are my kind of pick me up! The more choc the better!! ;)

  12. these were fantastic! I added a scoop of chocolate protein powder and couldn’t even taste the difference.

  13. Would love to try this but I don’t eat coconut. Any recommendations for a swap? I’m fairly new to the kitchen!!

  14. I don’t really care for coconut can i substitute anything else or increase the measurements on the other ingredients

  15. I absolutely LOVE this idea, I am actually posting the recipe and one of your pictures (with credit and links) back to this post and your blog for one of my In the Kitchen segments that I am beginning. This recipe kicks off the segment and also will be my first venture into school snacks for while I am home schooling my kindergartner. It will post tomorrow, at the following link( in case you want to make sure I have given credit)

    http://www.broadcastpink.com/2014/08/in-kitchen-monday-triple-chocolate.html

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