Vegan no bake chocolate almond butter energy bites are soft, sweet, and the perfect healthy and satisfying snack! Gluten free and naturally sweet, made with just 4 ingredients.
You guys loved these peanut butter energy bites, and I can’t say I blame you! No bake, made with just 3 ingredients, and they’re soft, sweet, and perfectly poppable. After those exploded on pinterest, I knew I had to make a new, fun flavor variation.
Can I be real with you guys for a second? Of course I can, you guys are the best. Almond butter is WAY better than peanut butter.
Before you spit out your coffee/tea/water out in disgust and ruin whatever device you’re reading on, let me explain. I LOVE peanut butter. Salty, creamy, basically a staple food in any American child’s favorite sandwich. Peanut butter is bomb, there’s no denying. But almond butter is just SO much better! The flavor is deeper, it’s slightly sweet, and I just can’t get enough. It’s one of very few foods that I have almost no self-control around and have to ration it very carefully, otherwise I’d have an empty jar in less than a day.
Because I have a never ending love for AB, I wanted to create some no bake energy bites with my favorite nut butter as the star, and because I am myself, I threw in some cocoa powder to make it chocolatey, too. Because just like peanut butter, adding chocolate to almond butter only makes it about fifteen million times better.
These vegan no bake chocolate almond butter energy bites are made with four simple, healthy, delicious ingredients. All you need is oats, cocoa powder, almond butter, and dates. I always the most pure, whole food versions of ingredients as possible, so I use whole grain, gluten free rolled oats, raw cacao powder (but cocoa powder works perfectly, too), raw, unsweetened almond butter (only ingredient is almonds), and medjool dates.
Blend everything in a food processor, roll into cute little balls, and you’ve got a sweet, rich, totally healthy and no bake energy bite to fuel you through your day.
These vegan no bake chocolate almond butter energy bites are so many of my favorite flavors in a cute little snack bite! The chocolate and almond butter is always a winning combination, and adding in the slightly sweet and nutty oats, and rich, caramel-like dates takes everything to another level. Make these for meal prep on the weekend and have a sweet snack or breakfast treat ready to go for the week!
Have a happy, healthy day, friends. 🙂
If you try this recipe, let me know how it goes/what you think! Take a picture and tag me @beamingbanana on Instagram. Happy baking!