Peanut Butter Buckwheat Energy Bites

Peanut Butter Buckwheat Energy Bites

These sweet, no bake treats take only minutes to make in the food processor! They are filled with good-for-you ingredients, including crunchy Bob’s Red Mill Buckwheat Groats which are a great source of plant-based protein, and full of antioxidants! Get to know buckwheat - a non-grain that is not related to wheat at all.

 

 

Gluten-free, Vegan

Makes: 24 energy bites

 

Ingredients

8 Medjool dates, pitted

¾ cup creamy peanut butter

4 tablespoons melted coconut oil

½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 cup gluten-free rolled oats

1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Buckwheat Groats

½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes

¼ teaspoon sea salt

1-2 tablespoons water

½ cup vegan chocolate chips

 

Instructions

1. Add the dates, peanut butter, coconut oil, and vanilla to a food processor. Process until a smooth paste is formed.

2. Add the oats, groats, coconut flakes, and salt. pulse 4-5 times, until just combined and still chunky. If the mixture is not quite sticking together, add 1-2 tablespoons of water and pulse 2-3 times. Using a spatula, transfer the mixture to a bowl, and add the chocolate chips. Fold in the chocolate chips.

3. Scoop out heaping tablespoon portions with a spoon or cookie scoop. Roll into balls in the palms of your hands, and transfer to a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Once all the energy bites are rolled, set in the fridge to set for at least 30 minutes or until firm before transferring to a storage container.

4. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

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