No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites + Cacao Hot Chocolate Recipe

Healthy energy bites packed full of chocolate peanut butter goodness. Naturally sugared and great for a tasty snack! They will super charge you through a long day! 

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For an energising treat these are some of tastiest. I’ve made and eaten! It’s the first time I’ve ever made energy bites and I’ve definitely found my new go-to snack recipe! These are just like healthy chocolate truffles, but they happen to taste 100x better. I have to admit they’re not the prettiest bake that has appeared on my blog – but they certainly make up for that in the taste and in flavour.

Jam packed full of all the good stuff and lots of protein, plus they’re pretty addictive too. I found it super hard to stop at just one! My dad enjoyed these a lot and even asked me to make them again ready to snack on after his bike rides. They make a great healthy snack perfect for workouts.

The energy bite mixture is combination of rolled oats, desiccated coconut, peanut butter, flax seeds, honey, vanilla and Creative Nature Superfoods cacao powder. It was my first time baking with cacao powder – it’s completely raw and sourced in the Peruvian Rainforest. It’s also naturally rich in flavonoids and 100% natural taken from the raw cacao bean.

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{Makes approx. 20 bites}

Ingredients –

 1 cup (dry) old-fashioned rolled oats (also known as porridge oats)

2/3 cup desiccated coconut or toasted coconut flakes

125g / 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter

1/4-1/2 cup ground flax seeds (golden linseeds)

1/3 cup honey

1/4 cup Creative Nature raw cacao powder

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Method:

– Stir all the ingredients together in a medium sized mixing bowl. Once throughly incorporated cover the bowl and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes – this allows the mixture to become firm and makes it easier to roll later.

– Once chill roll into approx. 20 small balls. I use a truffle scoop to do this! Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Recipe inspiration from Gimme Some Oven


Spiced Hot Chocolate 

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Comforting hot chocolate. Nothing compares to a steaming, hot mug of pure chocolatey goodness. I love hot chocolate anytime of year, it’s perfect for those cozy winter nights or great in the summer for a treat.

My hot chocolate has an almond milk base and is beautifully rich, spiced and flavourful. The addition of orange peel and cinnamon to the hot chocolate enhances and works especially well with the cacao powder. I used the wonderful raw cacao powder from Creative Nature Superfoods again to make my hot chocolate, it’s fantastic and great in all aspects of baking.

To make this amazing treat, I take almond milk – you could swap that for rice milk, hazelnut milk or regular milk. I heat it gently then add a tablespoon of the raw cacao powder along with some chopped dark chocolate, a little bit of brown sugar, some vanilla extract, a cinnamon stick and some fresh orange peel. Then all that’s left to do is whisk the mixture until all the chocolate has melted and it’s starting to boil. I now take the hot chocolate off the heat and strain it – this removes the cinnamon stick and orange peel which are there to lightly flavour the beverage. Then the next step is optional, I like to blend the hot chocolate to make it frothy and lighter. And the final step is to drink and enjoy!

This whole recipe will take you just 2 minutes to make! Serve piping hot and you can even top each cup with a swirl of whipped coconut cream too! It’s a dream to drink and will make you feel warm and cozy. Dip your favourite cookies or biscuits in and enjoy!


Makes 1 serving

Ingredients:

1 cup almond milk (you can also use rice any milk you like)

1 tbsp raw cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder

1 1/2 tbsp dark chocolate, chips or chopped

1 tbsp brown sugar or honey/maple syrup

1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

1-2 cinnamon sticks

A few pieces of orange peel

Method:

1. In a small saucepan add the almond milk. Heat gently to warm. Then add the cacao powder, dark chocolate, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon stick/s and the orange peel and whisk to combine.

2. Keep whisking to warm through until all the chocolate has melted and the hot chocolate is at your preferred serving heat.

3. Once warm enough, strain the hot chocolate and blend to froth slightly. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoy these two recipes using cacao powder! Head over to creativenaturesuperfoods.com and grab the ingredients to make these two recipes!

jess

63 thoughts on “No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites + Cacao Hot Chocolate Recipe

  1. Wait…did you just say 100x better than truffles? Shut your mouth! That’s not even possible. Haha! But these energy bites look incredible…I’m digging these recipes. Hopping over to check out Creative Nature right now! 🙂

  2. Hi. I was just wondering do you have to use the cocount and the flaxseed is there anything else I could use instead?
    Thanks
    x

  3. Hi. I was wondering if there was something different I could use instead of the cocount and flaxseed? Or could I leave it out altogether?
    Thanks

  4. YUM. I love energy bites so I automatically love these (because I’ll eat anything with chocolate). Great recipe!

  5. Oh, I LOVE these! An energy snack that is also delicious?? #Winning! I’m allergic to cocoa so I’m going to have to swap out the powder for white chocolate powder, but other than my dang allergy needs these are sheer perfection! Thanks for sharing! ♡

  6. Jess, I LOVE no bake energy bites like this!!!! these look so good!!!! and I need to take a look at the Creative Nature Superfoods cacao powder . . I love stuff like that!!!

  7. I love these easy grab and go bites! Perfect for really busy days where you need something quick and easy!

  8. Yep you just hit that perfect blissful combo. Love peanut butter and chocolate. Plus healthy?! Don’t mind if I do. Been seeing dominate revoked so want to give this a try. Pinned!

  9. Loving both of these recipes!! The energy bites look delicious, always looking for a healthy but tasty snack. Love how you used almond milk in hot chocolate, I’ll have to give that a try!

  10. Yum! I’m allllll about the chocolate and PB combo and these energy bites are right up my alley 🙂

  11. We must be on the same train … I just made a version of peanut butter balls the other day. LOVE them!

  12. A cup of hot cocoa in one hand and a delicious energy bite in the other hand sounds like the perfect treat for around 3pm when my energy seems to take a dive. I bet these would be really good in the freezer and just take out a few minutes before you want to eat it. Yum! Love it!

  13. Oh how cute these bites are! I feel energized already just by looking at these mouthwatering pictures 🙂

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