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Bittersweet Chocolate and Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Points® value
Total Time
52 min
18 min
4 min
Mild, neutrally flavoured chickpeas puree to a creamy, smooth consistency, then combine with peanut butter powder and enough cocoa to give these whole-grain treats a bittersweet edge. Toasting the oats in a dry skillet makes them slightly crunchy and gives them a rich, nutty flavor. Honey and mini chocolate chips add just enough sweetness. For the best results, seek out lower-sodium chickpeas. If using no-salt-added chickpeas, add 1/4 tsp salt to make sure the flavor doesn’t fall flat.


Uncooked old fashioned oats

1 cup(s)

Canned drained chickpeas

15 oz, rinsed and drained


8 fl oz


3½ tbsp(s)

Vanilla extract

1 tsp(s)

Powdered peanut butter

½ cup(s)

Unsweetened cocoa powder


Mini semisweet chocolate chips

¼ cup(s)


  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oats to pan; cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant and lightly browned, about 4 to 5 minutes. Pour onto a plate to cool.
  2. Combine chickpeas, water, honey, and vanilla in a food processor and process until smooth, scraping sides of bowl as needed. Add peanut butter powder and cocoa and process until well blended and mixture starts to form a ball. Spoon mixture into a large bowl. Fold in toasted oats and chocolate chips. Roll mixture into 24 balls (about 1 slightly rounded Tbsp each). Chill until firm, about 30 minutes.
  3. Serving size: 1 energy bite


Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. SERVING SIZE (1 energy bite) 68 Cal, 2 g Total Fat, 1 g Sat Fat, 58 mg Sod, 12 g Total Carb, 4 g Sugar, 4 g Added Sugar, 2 g Fib, 3 g Prot.