Chocolate No-Bake Bites

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When I want a delicious chocolate treat I reach for these Chocolate No-Bake Bites. They are the perfect summer treat when it is too hot to turn on the oven.

Chocolate No Bake Bites

Years ago, I would make the most delicious chocolate no bake cookies. You know the ones, they have a ton of butter, milk, peanut butter and oats. Yeah, I loved those!

This version is much healthier for you although not necessarily a “health food.”

I almost always have all of the ingredients I need (thanks to my pantry staples). These can also be made allergy-friendly by using gluten-free oats and a peanut butter substitute like SoyNut Butter or SunButter.

Chocolate No-Bake Bites

Chocolate No-Bake Bites
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa
  • 2 Tbsp agave or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 banana
  • ¼ cup peanut butter (or other nut or seed butter)
  • 1 cup oats (use gluten-free if needed) added ¼ cup at a time.
  • ¼ cup vegan chocolate chips (optional)
  1. Mix together cocoa, agave, and vanilla in a medium-sized mixing bowl. This will take a little while to do but it will come together. Once these 3 ingredients are mixed together they look and taste like Hershey's syrup that we put on ice cream as a kid, it isn't quite as sweet but it is close.
  2. Mash in banana and stir.
  3. Mix in peanut butter, you can add another ¼ cup for a stronger PB taste.
  4. Stir in oats, ¼ cup at a time. If your mixture looks to dry don't use all the oats.
  5. Optional: add in the chocolate chips.
  6. Spoon onto a wax paper lined plate and place them in the freezer or far away from little hands that might dig in too early. You could smooth them into balls or flatten them into cookie shape if desired.

Chocolate No Bake Bites

I store these in the freezer and grab one or two out for an after dinner treat. I left a few on the counter and they did “set up” nicely but not as well as my old-fashioned dairy-filled version that is off-limits. My recipe made about 17 small bite sized cookies.

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  1. Yum!! I know what you mean about treating the chocolate chips like gold! I always ask myself: is this recipe worth the chips??

  2. Oh yum…those sound like a great treat!

  3. Awesome! These look amazing… I love freezer treats! Both of our no bake recipes inspired by Angela 🙂 my she’s a goodie! Love thus recipe Holly!

  4. These chocolately treats look amazing & so wonderful too! 🙂 Yum!

    • Thank you, I love that they are tucked away in the freezer. If they were on the counter I’d probably eat them all within a few hours. I’m still enjoying the first batch…a little at a time.

  5. Need a substitute for oats. Thank you.

    • Hi Lucy, I’m sorry but I don’t know any other way to make these. Oats is the main ingredient. You could always melt some chocolate, or mix some cocoa powder into peanut butter and eat it on a banana to get roughly the same flavor.

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