I’ve been on a major healthy snack search lately. These peanut butter and jelly energy bites I created are one of my new favorites. This recipe is inspired and adapted from allrecipes.com.
These are quick and easy with 6 simple ingredients:
- 1/2 cup PB2: a powdered peanut butter famous in my Weight Watchers meeting. You can order PB2 here. It needs to be mixed with 1/4 cup water for this recipe.
- 1/3 cup Honey
- 1/2 cup Ground Flaxseed
- 1 cup Rolled Oats
- 1/2 cup Frozen Berries, chopped
- 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
The first step is to mix the PB2 powder with water which will bring it to this consistency:
Stir in the honey, flaxseed, vanilla, and oats. I used a chopper similar to this to finely dice the frozen berries before adding them as the last ingredient. I actually added closer to 3/4 cup of fruit, but it was very sweet so I’m recommending 1/2 cup here. The extra sweetness helped me tremendously while cutting out sugar. You can adjust it to your personal preference.
Form into balls. Mine were close to 1.5 inches each which made 16 energy bites. At this amount, 2 bites equals 5 WW SmartPoints, mostly from the honey. I might try to play around with using less honey in the future to bring the points down some.
Freeze until set. I stored mine in the freezer to keep them fresh. Setting them out for 5-10 minutes will bring them to a wonderful consistency.
Two of these peanut butter and jelly energy bites beautifully satisfy my sweet tooth. They’re also much lower in points and filled with way healthier ingredients than what I was using for those cravings before. Read more of my story in Meet Candace.
I would love to hear what your favorite healthy snacks are. Please share any tips or suggestions in the comments.