Chocolate peanut butter bites

Chocolate peanut butter bites

Chocolate peanut butter bites. Goodness, do I love these. I know you should play favourites but I’ve got to say, I make these no-bake snacks more often than anything else and they are such a winner with my husband, he absolutely loves them. Salty, sweet treats; I mean when chocolate and peanut butter come together, is it ever a bad thing?! 

These are super versatile too and can easily be made vegan. In fact, they are pretty much there already, just sub out the chocolate for a vegan friendly alternative and you’re there. They can easily be made gluten free too, just use a gluten free friendly brand of oats. (Quaker oats make a great GF range)  I love recipes that are so inclusive like that; no one misses out on the good stuff. 

Chocolate peanut butter bites


1 cup porridge oats 

1 tbsp chia seeds 

½ cup smooth peanut butter

3 tbsp maple syrup 

1 tsp vanilla extract

Pinch salt (⅛ tsp)

¼ cup peanuts

Approx 40g dark chocolate (I really like Lindt for baking, such a rich cocoa flavour)

Makes between 10-15 bites, depending on the size you roll them. I get 13 balls if I weigh them to 25g per bite, but hey, life is short, so you can equally just go with the flow.)


Blitz the porridge oats in a food processor and add to a large mixing bowl. 

Add in all the rest of the ingredients (excluding the chocolate) and stir to combine. 

Once the mix comes together and comes away from the bowl you can start to roll into balls. The mix should not be wet, but it should come (and stay) together easily when pressed together. If it’s a bit dry add a little extra maple syrup. If it’s a little loose, add a bit more oats or chia seeds. The chia seeds are fab for binding the bites together and they will be firmer once they chill in the fridge. 

To coat the bites in chocolates, lay them out on a lined tray.

Chop the chocolate finely. Save ¼ back. Melt the remaining chocolate in a microwave safe bowl, in short bursts of 30 secs each until it is just melted. Then add the remaining chocolate and keep stirring until it is silky and completely melted. This is a simple, cheats way to temper chocolate. 

Either completely coat the bites in chocolate, half and half or drizzle away, whatever you fancy. 

These are best stored in the fridge and they’ll last a good week there. Snack away. 

Looking for other healthy recipe ideas that taste great (yes, there doesn’t have to be a trade off) try our Strawberry sunrise smoothie or Cinnamon oat and banana pancakes with spiced plums or Get up and go granola – homemade breakfast ideas – its all delicious

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