Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bites {Vegan and Gluten Free}

white bowl of peanut butter chocolate chip energy bites with sheet pan with more bites in the background

A healthy, vegan, gluten free, snack that takes five minutes and five ingredients? These peanut butter chocolate chip energy bites are just that. And they taste like cookie dough. Winner.



1 14 ounce can of chickpeas, low sodium, rinsed and drained
1/4 C smooth peanut butter
3 T maple syrup
1/2 C gluten free rolled oats (make sure to read the package, not all oats are GF)
3/4 C vegan chocolate chips (I like the Enjoy Life Mini chips)


Place all ingredients, except for chocolate chips in the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides once or twice.

Add chocolate chips and fold in with a spoon or spatula.

Roll ping pong sized balls (about 1.5 tablespoons a piece). Serve, or chill in an airtight container. They’ll keep refrigerated for up to five days.


Too keep these from veering into the savory realm, make sure to buy low sodium chick peas

Natural peanut butter is totally fine here, also almond butter. The chocolate chips keep things plenty sweet.

Keywords: no bake snacks, no bake breakfast, gluten free snacks, vegan breakfast, post workout snacks, healthy snacks