I could eat cookies all day long. Well, maybe not really, but when I need a cookie treat, these Chocolate Pistachio Oatmeal Energy Bites are what I want.
To me, the best part of making cookies was always eating the dough. I don’t know about you but I used to make cookies just for that reason, I would even freeze the dough to eat for later.
These no-bake energy bite cookies are a much better option for many reasons and they completely satisfy my sweet tooth. They are fairly rich, one or two is about all you need. Ok, maybe three!
Chocolate Pistachio Oatmeal Energy Bites
I set out with the intention of this recipe focusing on a sweet & salty combination, with minimal ingredients. These are great packed in lunches or taken along for the day as a quick, healthy snack. They’re meant to be a chunky style cookie ball, and I think you’ll love them!
My first batch of these chocolate pistachio oatmeal energy balls was good, some of my testers thought they was too salty and some really liked it. I suggest you use a small amount of salt, sprinkling it on top instead of adding too much to the mixture. This way you will get a taste of the salt as a surprise every now and then.
Reasons to love these energy balls:
- Refined sugar free (if using cacao nibs)
- & just as delicious as the old cookie batter I used to love to eat, but healthier!
More no-bake energy ball inspiration
- Almond Vanilla Chocolate Chip Energy Bites
- Cranberry Pistachio Oatmeal Energy Bites
- Coconut Lemon Bombs
- Raw Hemp Energy Bites
- Raw Ginger Snaps
- Raw Coconut Brownie Bites
CHOCOLATE PISTACHIO OATMEAL ENERGY BITES
Easy, delicious, no bake energy bites are ready in minutes and use only wholesome ingredients!
- Prep Time: 15 min
- Total Time: 15 min
- Yield: Makes 12 - 14 Balls 1x
- Category: Dessert, Snack
- Cuisine: Vegan
Process: Place all ingredients in food processor except for 1/4 cup of the pistachios, water and chocolate chips. Blend until combined adding the water a little at a time to help with the consistency of the dough, this will depend on your liking.
Next, add the rest of the pistachios and chocolate chips, mixing well, using your hands for this is best. I also added a large pinch of oats for a more chunky feel to my cookies.
Roll: Scoop dough and roll into 1 inch balls (mine were a bit bigger) and enjoy licking your fingers, and the bowl, when your all done.
Makes approx. 12 – 14 balls.
Roll in crushed pistachios (optional): On a flat surface, I placed two pieces of wax paper with about 1/4 – 1/3 cup pistachios in between and used a rolling pin to smash the pistachios, into mostly small pieces. Roll your balls on the crushed pistachios.
Store: Store energy bites in airtight container. They will keep in the fridge for a couple weeks and last even longer in the freezer. You can always make these ahead for special occasions.