Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Energy Bites

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These Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Energy Bites look incredible, and even better, they don't require any baking. This yummy recipe will have you eating the perfect after dinner treat in no time at all. This recipe is a great one to try if you are looking for quick desserts to make yet want something that is satisfying and decadent. This recipe could also double as a healthy breakfast bars recipe. We all need those quick bites to eat when we are running out the door on a busier than usual day. Store bought granola bars may seem really healthy for us, but quite often if you read the ingredients, you will find that they have some hidden ingredients like sugar and added salt and preservatives to stay fresh. The great thing about these Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Energy Bites, is that you can make them easily at home, and you know exactly what goes in them, which is all things that are good for you, so you don't mind eating them as healthy breakfast bars either.

This recipe includes healthier options when it comes to ingredients, substituting the refined white sugar with agave or honey which is much lower on the glycemic level than white sugar and won't give you that harsh sugar crash after either. The recipe calls for oats and you can use old fashioned oats or you can use gluten free oats if you have a gluten intolerance. Also in this recipe are some coconut flakes, which provide another layer of flavour and texture along with the oats. There is also peanut butter, but almond butter could also be used as a substitute. The recipe also includes flax seeds that have been ground up, as well as whole chia seeds, both of which are great water soluble fibre that helps your digestion stay on track. Vanilla extract is also an ingredient that adds some nice flavour, and it is great to use in baking so why not use it in non-baking too?

When you are choosing a vanilla extract, its nice to use an organic pure vanilla extract. Often you will find vanilla extract that is an artificial vanilla flavour, which does give a similar taste, but it is not real. The organic pure vanilla extract on the other hand, has a richer flavour and you can actually taste what the vanilla tastes like rather than an artificial replacement. Another thing to keep in mind when choosing vanilla extract is whether or not you want it to have alcohol in it or not. If the vanilla extract doesn't have alcohol in it, it will then be made with glycerine. Vanilla beans are what makes vanilla extract that you use in baking recipes. The vanilla bean looks like the vegetable bean somewhat, but it has a really dark colour, a deep brownish black. The beans can be used straight from the pod as well, and the pod can be submerged in the alcohol or the glycerine so that all of its flavours can be extracted and used when using the liquid.

Thank you so much to Ali at Gimme Some Oven for this incredible and easy dessert recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Energy Bites. Ali has so many other great quick dessert recipe over on her website as well as dinner recipes, crockpot recipes, snack recipes, soup recipes, taco recipes and more. This no bake energy bites recipe is actually featured on a list of the 15 Favourite Recipes of 2015 on her website, so you know it is well loved. Try it out for yourself and see how you like it, it might become a favourite.**

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