CARE Recipe: No Bake Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

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CARE Recipe: No Bake Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

Let me show you how to stretch your chocolate craving by using chia seeds and real peanut butter in this no-bake, 5-minute, 5-ingredient recipe! We talk a lot about the benefits of high-volume, low-density leafy and tender carbohydrates on our plates, but there are three times when dense might just be better. The first is after long-duration health-enhancing activity, the second is after or during prolonged intense critical thinking, and the third might be the most important – sometimes we just want sweeter or faster to eat or both!

  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons chia seed
  • 2 tablespoon chunky peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chip, ~70% cacao
  • 1/4 cup raisins (any favorite dried fruit could be used for natural sweetness)

Instructions

  1. In a small microwavable bowl, whisk water and chia seeds together using a fork (be careful with wire whisks because the chia seeds can really get caught up in them).
  2. Add peanut butter and chocolate chips to bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir contents until well blended.
  3. Add raisins and stir to mix.
  4. Using a tablespoon, scoop mixture into 6 evenly portioned bites (each bite is one heaping tablespoon).
  5. Gently press to hold shape. Can also be rolled into small balls. Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. (Bites also freeze well.)

Notes

  • TO ADD A PROTEIN SERVING: Increase water to 1/4 cup and add 6 tablespoons of powdered peanut butter; then, continue with recipe as listed.
  • Author: Teri Rose, MS, LN, OblSB
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: 5-ingredient
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Nutrition

  • Calories: 108
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Sodium: 29mg
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: no-bake fiber rich chocolate cookies

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