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).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 :).
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!
- 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)
- 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.
- 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.
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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