No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

What does one do when their sweet tooth is screaming loudly, but there are no sweets in the house?  You whip up a batch of these No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites and about 5 minutes later you are licking your fingers and that sweet tooth has been silenced.  From an 8×8 pan, I got 25 of these little bites.  Each one is very filling thanks to the plentiful fiber and protein.  They make the perfect afternoon pick me up, but would also be great for breakfast, a wonderful addition to any lunchbox and, of course, as a little something sweet after dinner.

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No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites (Vegan)

  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1.5 cups NATURAL peanut butter (peanuts and salt should be the only ingredients)
  • 1/2 cup PURE maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseeds
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 2 heaping tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.  Transfer to an 8×8 square pan and press mixture firmly so the top is even.  Cut into 25 small squares and enjoy!  Store in the fridge.

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These got the stamp of approval from all three of my little ones.  M requested one in his lunchbox today too.

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Both chia seeds and flax seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, minerals and antioxidents.  Just be sure to grind whole flaxseeds into flaxmeal as your body doesn’t asorb the whole seeds well.  You can also buy them already ground.  Store both of these seeds in the fridge.

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I hope you enjoy these as much as we did.  Let me know if you try them!

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