Peanut Butter, almond butter, cashew butter…all the butters are just wonderful creamy, gooey, spreadable goodness. Tasty and filling, peanut butter is chock full of heart healthy stuff. Spread on toast, paired with jelly, crushed on pad thai noodles. There are so many applications. When it comes to that time between lunch and dinner, Peanut Butter Energy Bites will have you zipping through the rest of the day.
What’s the deal with powdered peanut butter?
The science of how this magical powder has come to exist is beyond me. Ok, perhaps not beyond me thanks to the powers of the almighty Google.
Regardless, the concept of ‘powdered peanut butter‘ is strange at first. PB2 and other powdered peanut butter brands provide all the creamy, sticky goodness of regular fresh ground peanut butter but with up to 85% less the fat calories.
By pressing the fat calorie producing oils from the peanuts and leaving them in powdered form, you can slather up your morning toast without the guilt. All it takes is just a little h20 and four ingredients.
Ok…but an energy bite?
Well, maybe more than just one bite please if you’re in the company of others. These things will SAVE you.
When that post lunch snack craving comes around or maybe you’re stuck in traffic and didn’t have time to make breakfast. Store a few of these round snack savers in your center console or purse to keep bad decisions at bay. Particularly when someone puts out a cookie tray in the conference room or driving past your favorite fast food stop.
A combination of oats, peanut butter powder, raw honey and chocolate chips all rolled up in one or two sweet and satisfying bite. The PB2 brings all the peanut butter flavor your could ask for along with creamy texture. Raw honey adds just a touch of sweetness and natural antioxidants. Oats aide to silence embarrassing stomach growls and chocolate chips…because chocolate. duh.
Highly recommending the ‘Enjoy Life’ brand of mini chocolate chips for your bites. The ‘mini’ shape ensures chocolate in every nibble and the ‘Enjoy Life’ brand ensures safety for any gluten, dairy or soy allergies. Sounds like a win to me!
These are crazy good. Don’t even realize it’s not real peanut butter. Best of all it’s a use for my TruNut that isn’t just scooping it into my mouth hole.
Wednesday 3rd of February 2021
Why are mine not sticking together?
Saturday 20th of February 2021
Hi Blake - I'm sorry the energy bites weren't sticking together for you! Do you have a little more information about how you made them? Perhaps the PB powder and liquid ingredients need just a touch more water? Sometimes the powder really clumps together.
Tuesday 5th of January 2021
Made these today just to use up the last of pb powder.. impressive little energy bites! They are so good and easy. I may add some toasted sesame seeds next round.
Monday 23rd of November 2020
Yummy! They were a little too sweet for us, but I’m sure I can just dial back the honey a bit.
Monday 23rd of November 2020
Thursday 5th of November 2020
Amazing! I added about 1 T cocoa powder for more chocolatey goodness. Also rolled smaller balls to yield about 22. Yum!
Hi, I'm Lauren and this is my slice of the internet to share seasonally inspired recipes. I live in the heart of New England with my husband Henry, our two kiddos, English bulldog and our two local restaurants. Life is busy AND delicious!