Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Energy Bites – Taste like peanut butter cookie dough but have more to offer nutritionally than traditional cookie dough. They’re great for a quick snack or treat in the afternoon, or a pre- or post-workout fuel for your body.
One thing about having three teenagers in the house is that I’m not often at a loss for taste testers. Not only are my teens guinea pigs for some (lots) of my recipe creations, their friends are too. And if you know anything about teenagers, they like to eat.
So, when I needed someone to try this new Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Energy Bite recipe, I had a very willing audience when I took them to one of our basketball tournaments. Actually, I took the new recipe along with my other Peanut Butter Energy Bites. I knew these kids always loved the first recipe, so I was curious how this new one would stack up against it. I wasn’t disappointed. They loved them. What’s more is that they loved them even more than the first recipe! Even their parents loved them. Success!
These little gems taste like peanut butter cookie dough but have more to offer nutritionally than traditional cookie dough. They’re great for a quick snack or treat in the afternoon, or a pre- or post-workout fuel for your body. The old-fashioned oats provide fiber and long-lasting energy, while the honey and dates give a quick burst of energy. Peanut butter and ground almonds provide healthy fats and needed protein for muscle repair after a workout.
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Energy Bites are easy to make too. Just dump everything into a food processor, process to smooth or desired consistency, and roll into 1-inch balls. I like to refrigerate mine to help them set up and keep longer too. That is, if I can keep my teens from eating them all at once.
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Energy Bites
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup finely ground almonds
- 4 Tbsp. peanut butter powder
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup chopped pitted dates
- 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 6 Tbsp. honey
- Place all ingredients into a large food processor.
- Process until all ingredients are combined and mixture is like fine crumbs (like graham cracker crumbs).
- Roll into 1-inch balls. You may need to squeeze the crumbs together and then roll if it seems too dry. Place on rimmed cookie sheet, and chill till ready to serve.