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Peanut Butter Energy Bites (Gluten Free + Vegan!)

  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: 15-20 minutes
  • Yield: 20-22 Energy Bites 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Peanut Butter Energy Bites – These 5 ingredient energy bites are SO easy to put together and they’re a big hit with kids and grown-ups. Try the optional chocolate drizzle for a fun twist! (Gluten free & vegan)



For Peanut Butter Energy Bites:

  • 1 cup creamy or chunky natural peanut butter (just peanuts or just peanuts + salt)
  • 1 cup rolled oats, certified gluten-free if needed
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. salt

For Optional Chocolate Drizzle:

  • 2 Tbsp. chocolate chips
  • 1/4 tsp. coconut oil.


  1. Pour peanut butter, oats, syrup, vanilla, and salt into your food processor.
  2. Cover with the lid and pulse or blend 20-30 seconds until the mixture is cohesive. (I recommend stirring the sides and bottom after about 20 seconds to make sure you’re not missing any syrup).
  3. Continue mixing, if needed until the “dough” comes together. You should be able to pinch the dough with your fingers and have it easily stick together.*
  4. Use a cookie scoop or Tablespoon to measure out balls of dough.
  5. Roll energy bites between the palms of your hands to smooth out the edges.
  6. Place energy bites in an airtight container in a single layer.
  7. If drizzling with chocolate, gently melt chocolate chips and coconut oil together in a small saucepan or in the microwave in 10-15 second bursts, stirring in between until the chocolate mixture is smooth and glossy.
  8. Use a small spatula, fork, or spoon to lightly drizzle the energy bites with chocolate. (Tip: keep your hand constantly moving so the chocolate doesn’t fall in large dollops)
  9. Cover and chill the energy bites until ready to enjoy.


*If your mixture seems a bit wet, add 1 Tbsp. oats and blend until it comes together. If the mixture seems a bit dry,

  • Prep Time: 15-20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 Minutes
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: American

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