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Crunchy PB + Jelly Energy Bites
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Crunchy PB + Jelly Energy Bites

Eating these Crunchy 'PB + Jelly' Energy Bites is like enjoying a nice bite of PB & J sandwich with the crunchy peanut butter--that is. These bites are so easy to make, packed with nutrients, completely non-dairy + vegan, and did I mention delicious with a nice hint of apricot flavor?
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword bites, breakfast, classic, dairy-free, easy, energy bites, healthy, homemade, jelly, oats, peanut butter, plant-based, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup organic rolled oats (I use Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut or almond butter, Vegan-approved! (I use Justin's)
  • 2 1/2 Tbsps flaxseed meal
  • 2 Tbsps chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup (See Notes!)
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserve (You can use standard Strawberry Jelly, if preferred!)
  • walnuts, finely chopped
  • vegan chocolate chips, finely chopped (I use Enjoy Life Foods)

Instructions

  • Begin by adding the rolled oats, peanut butter, apricot preserve, chia seeds, flaxseed meal, and maple syrup in a large bowl, stirring all ingredients together with a spatula until well incorporated.
  • In two separate small bowls, add the minced chocolate in one and the minced walnuts in another. Set aside.
  • Cover the large bowl with the oats mixture with plastic wrap and place in freezer for 15 minutes.
  • Once hardened, use your hands to roll into small balls (about 1 Tbsp) and repeat until all mixture is used. Then roll each ball into either the walnut or chocolate mixture and place them onto a lined baking sheet.
  • Now, place energy balls back into the freezer and allow them to set for another 10-15 minutes before eating!
  • Bon Appetite!

Notes

STORAGE: Can be kept refrigerated (covered) for up 2 weeks.
SWEETENER: If you choose to opt out of pure maple syrup, you can always substitute with Agave as well.
NUT BUTTER: Instead of using peanut butter, you can also substitute with Almond Butter, Sunflower Seed Butter, Tahini, Soy-nut Butter, Pecan Butter, Hazelnut Butter, or Granola Butter.