RecipeChocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Bites

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 60
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Total Fat: 3.5 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 2.5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1 g
  • Total Sugar: 2 g
    • Natural Sugar: 1 g
    • Added Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 30 mg

This is a super simple snack you can make in minutes using just a few ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Enlist the kids to help make them—and eat them! They’re insanely fudgy and indulgent, and packed with whole-grain oats, protein-rich PB, and heart-healthy cocoa powder. Oh, and they’re equally delicious frozen, too!

Two quick substitution notes in case you don’t have all the ingredients: you can use any nut or seed butter in place of peanut butter and honey in place of maple syrup. Enjoy!

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This recipe makes 25 (1-inch balls)

• 1 cup of rolled oats (preferably old-fashioned)
• 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
• Pinch salt, plus more for sprinkling on top
• Pinch ground cinnamon
• ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons peanut butter*
• 3 tablespoons maple syrup
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 tablespoon warm water

*If some of the oil has separated to the top of your jar, be sure to mix it back into the nut butter before measuring. Also, if your peanut butter is stiff (versus soft and mushy), microwave it for ~20 seconds before adding to the oat mixture. I like to mist my measuring cups/spoons with nonstick oil spray before adding the nut butter, so it glides out seamlessly and doesn’t stick. 


Add all of the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl and mix until well combined (oats, cocoa, cinnamon and salt).

Add the peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla and water to the oat mixture. Mix until well combined (it will eventually form into a batter that resembles stiff cookie dough). Shape into 25 balls (~1 tablespoon worth) by forming each bite with your fingers and then rolling between your palms. Sprinkle each fudgy bite with some coarse kosher salt or sea salt. Alternatively, you can sprinkle a light coating of salt on the countertop and roll the bites in the salt. 

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator, or freeze them, as they’re also delicious frozen!

Nutrition provided for 1 bite. 

Try these Espresso Energy Bites for a hit of caffeine.