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Chocolate Peanut Butter Black Bean Energy Bites

These tasty treats credit in both CACFP and school nutrition.
Course: Desserts & Baked Goods, Snack
Bean type: Black Bean
Nutrition attribute: Vegetarian
Food type: School Nutrition
Collection: 5 Ingredients or Less
Servings: 22
Calories: 99kcal
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  • ½ cup oats
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans drained and rinsed
  • ¾ cup peanut butter or other nut butter
  • ¼ cup honey or other sweetener of choice (such as agave or maple syrup)


  • In a food processor, add the oats and chocolate chips. Process until the chocolate is chopped finely.
  • Add the beans and process until they are well incorporated.
  • Add the peanut butter and honey and process until mixture is smooth.
  • Roll mixture into balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. These can be eaten right away but they set up and hold better if put in the freezer for 10-20 minutes first.
  • Store in the refrigerator or freezer.


Optional: Add your favorite protein powder for extra protein
Created by Kaci Vohland, MS, RDN, LD


Serving: 1g | Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5.7g | Sodium: 34mg | Fiber: 2g