Chocolate and peanut butter...healthy?
Usually my two favorite cravings are paired in ice cream or a candy bar---definitely not healthy. This spring I focused on eating healthier...but there was no way I could ever eliminate chocolate and peanut butter completely.
After a week of giving up my favorites....I hit Pintrest and searched for a healthy chocolate peanut butter fix. I found a simple recipe that I could whip up in no time, store in the fridge, eat on the run, and best of all---not feel guilty over eating chocolate and peanut butter!
These two-bite gems are packed with protein and no refined sugar. Carbs, fat, and sugars are low. Fiber and protein are high.
With only 5 ingredients it took less than 5 minutes to mix up these no baked bites.
Here's the recipe---
5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bites.
2/3 cup peanut butter (I use natural crunchy)
½ cup Hershey dark chocolate chips
1 cup old fashioned oats
½ cup ground flax seed
2 Tablespoons honey
Combine all 5 ingredients in a bowl. Stir. Place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to make it easier to roll. Roll into 12 bites and store in a zip baggie in the fridge for up to a week. (I use my small cookie scoop which makes 16 smaller bites.)
I found this recipe at chefsavvy.com
I eat one of my chocolate peanut butter balls as a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack and it is the perfect chocolate-peanut butter fix for me!
Enjoy without feeling guilty!
Serving size: 1
Saturated fat: 2.2g
Net Carbs: 14g