Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods. Thanks for supporting brands that align with my values and help make TFD possible. I was compensated for my time but as always, all opinions are my own!

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Hemp Heart Bites taste like chocolate chip peanut butter cookie dough but are wayyyy better for you. Your back-to-school snack prayers have been answered.
These Chocolate Peanut Butter Hemp Heart Bites taste like chocolate chip peanut butter cookie dough but are wayyyy better for you. Your back-to-school snack prayers have been answered.Happy 1 day until the weekend countdown!! I mentioned in a post earlier this week that I’m not ready to give up on summer just yet. I’m still inundated with CSA tomatoes and corn and I ain’t making the jump to apples and pumpkins just yet.

However, if you persuaded me to come around to back-to-school snacks and let’s say bribed me with some oh, I don’t know, peanut butter and chocolate (?), I might just succumb.

That’s what we’ve got today. Peanut butter and chocolate for back-to-school. Parents, don’t panic, this registered dietitian hasn’t lost her mind just yet. The chocolate is minimal. And I’m rounding out this snack with hemp and oats (but feel free to keep that on a as-need-to-know basis for the kiddos).

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I’m kind of obsessed with these little snack bites. Probably because I tested them three different times to get the recipe juuuuuuust right. And they now taste like peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough. You’re welcome :).

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I made these with Manitoba Harvest’s newest product: Hemp Heart Bites, which have 10 grams of protein and 10 grams of omega-3 and -6 in one serving. They’re a super convenient mid-afternoon or after school snack to get your hemp quota for the day. Plus, you can use them to make delicious cookie-dough-like protein bites. Win!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Hemp Heart Bites

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  • Yield: 14-15 bites 1x


  • 1 bag Hemp Heart Bites
  • ¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
  • Optional: 1 tsp coconut oil (see note)


  1. In a food processor, pulse Hemp Heart Bites, oats, and peanut butter to a fine, crumb-like texture. Add chocolate chips and pulse quickly to combine.
  2. Take 1 tbsp of mixture and roll into a ball and place on a parchment or wax paper-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


To make chocolate covered peanut butter hemp heart bites, melt 1/4 cup chocolate chips with 1 tsp coconut oil and roll balls of mixture in melted chocolate to cover and transfer to parchment or wax paper-lined baking sheet. Let cool and harden in refrigerator for at least 15-30 minutes.

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Don’t forget about the GIVEAWAY! Manitoba Harvest is giving away FIVE bags of Hemp Heart Bites to one lucky TFD reader in the U.S. or Canada (just no PO Boxes puh-lease). The giveaway will run for one week through Thursday, September 3rd. Good luck ya’ll!

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  1. Thanks for sharing! Does it keep long?

    • Hi Vanessa, this should keep for up to a week if stored in an air-tight container. The fridge would likely help as well!

  2. This looks so good! I like that the ingredient list is so simple!

  3. Alexandra

    Thanks so much for all the awesome recipes! I’m just wondering… How much is in a bag of hemp hearts? I bought mine at Costco and I’m not sure if it’s the standard size. Thanks!

    • Hey Alexandra! This recipe calls for Hemp Heart Bites, which unfortunately have been discontinued. But you could add hemp seeds instead! You’ll probably need to double the amount of oats too.

  4. Mary Frances

    Sorry what are hemp heart bites? The recipe is to make bites but calls for a bag of bites … I have hemp hearts but don’t know what bites are or how much is in a bag.

  5. Peanut sauce on Tofu would also be great on other post of yours Kara, have to look forward to this one too. Great Recipes ! Keep it Rollin!

  6. Michelle A

    We love sunbutter and apples!

  7. Judy Schechter

    I like peanut butter on a bagel! I can’t wait to try your recipe, thanks for the chance!

  8. Autumn

    I love trail mix or larabars for a quick snack…can’t wait to try these!

  9. Mary V

    my fave is ants on a log Thanks for the chance to try these!

  10. Brenda white

    Favorite after school snack probably is peanut butter and crackers, something light as not to ruin dinner.

  11. Tee

    Just recently grew some okra in my garden & I can’t get enough. I eat it raw & it crunchy like a chip. It is currently my fave snack but my faves are always rotating!

  12. Lushka Smith

    Granola bars

  13. Brittany Koelmel

    Hmm I love peanuts as a back to school snack!

  14. Michelle Holigroski

    I’m a big fan of snacking on almonds, but these Manitoba Harvest Hemp Bites are a new addiction for my husband and I. Thanks for this chance to win and good luck everyone!

  15. Renata

    I love Greek yogurt cups with fruit for a healthy snack!

  16. Georgia

    String cheese makes a great protein snack.

  17. Barbara

    Almonds and cashews

  18. Ami L

    My favorite back to school snack is apples dipped in almond butter

  19. DJ

    These look so tasty! My favorite snack is pecans.

  20. Nicole

    peanut butter and jelly crackers

  21. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard

    yogurt and nuts

  22. Alexandra Robertson

    our favorite snack is ezekiel bread with pb and banana or avocado and a few drops of. sriracha

  23. Christina

    I love making my own mix of nuts, fruit, and seeds for a healthy trail mix that lasts for a long time.

  24. Yummmm! Zacky would love these. Do you have any idea how much (1cup?) regular ol loose hemp hearts you’d use if I don’t have these bites handy?

  25. Kim K

    My favourite back to school snack is raw fruits and veggies.

  26. these look incredible! I have been putting seeds on my pizza for years

  27. I have a big ‘ole bag of hemp hearts in my cupboard and never know what to do with them besides sprinkling them on yogurt, oatmeal or salads. This is next on my list!

  28. Wehaf

    Fruit leather is my favorite BTS or BTW (back to work) snack!

  29. Stephanie Coldwell

    Our favorite back to school snack is Trail mix!

  30. I love something simple like an apple and peanut butter. Thanks for the giveaway!

  31. Dana Miller

    Our favorite back-to-school snack is currently greek yogurt with cinnamon and local honey. We are definitely going to try Chocolate peanut butter Hemp Heart bites, including the chocolate covered ones. The hard part is going to be waiting the 15-30 minutes for them to harden in the refrigerator. Pinning this!!

  32. Jacky

    I’m definitely going to try making some energy bites, but fresh fruit with nuts or nut butter is my current standby!

  33. Barbara T.

    I have some raw shelled hemp seeds,and I can’t wait to make these delicious looking snacks! What a great way to eat something nutrious for you!

  34. Sandra Andersen

    Fave snack: almonds!

  35. Dandi D

    My favorite snack right now is chocolate graham crackers and peanut butter.

  36. Jena

    Greek yogurt is my fave back-to-school snack!

  37. suzie

    I like the old standby, cheese and crackers or peanut butter and crackers.

  38. Erin B.

    My favorite back to school snack are power balls! The ones I make are similar to these. I have never tried hemp hearts though.

  39. These look amazing and are such a great snack inspiration for a flavor combination! I have lots of hemp seeds to play with right now so I may whip up some bites inspired by these. Yum! Pinned!

  40. shari

    Hemp hearts are so healthy.

  41. I love energy bites, so these would be perfect! 😀