June 9, 2019

Sea Salt Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bites (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

These Sea Salt Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bites are the perfect healthy snack to munch on all year long! Made with creamy peanut butter and all natural maple syrup or honey, these peanut butter bites are a wholesome treat that satisfies your sweet tooth without a ton of excess sugar. They pack a punch of fiber with the addition of gluten-free oats and chia seeds, and the chocolate chips and crunchy sea salt on top add a whole new level of deliciousness. Make a batch of these little bites to keep in your fridge or freezer and you’ll always have a healthy snack option ready to go!

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Sea Salt Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites recipe for later!

the perfect snack: sea salt peanut butter chocolate chip cookie bites

Healthy snacks! They’re important. You know why? Because sometimes you just don’t have time to eat a full meal and you need a little bite to tide you over. You could reach for something less healthy like potato chips or an unhealthy drink choice, or you could do yourself a favor and have something a little bit more nourishing on hand like these sea salt peanut butter chocolate chip bites.

When it comes to eating healthy, having satisfying snacks and treats that you can easily grab makes things so much easier. Because let’s just face it, if a snack is pre-made and ready to eat, you’re more likely to go for it. One of the reasons why it’s easy to gravitate toward snacks like potato chips, candy, and other not so healthy options is because they’re pre-made and just so easy to grab and eat.

To combat that, one of the things I like to do is keep some kind of healthy snack or treat in the house at all times. Keeping a healthy option that easily accessible makes it much easier to eat nourishing foods. Some of my favorite healthy snacks are:

These Sea Salt Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bites are another one of my favorite little treats to whip up and keep in the freezer for a healthy option. The bites are pre-portioned, keep super well in the freezer or fridge, and you can easily whip them up in ten minutes or less. Plus you probably already have all the ingredients you need to make them!

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Sea Salt Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites recipe for later!

sea salt peanut butter chocolate chip cookie bite ingredients

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The Sea Salt Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bites are a great no-fuss snack option made with really simple wholesome ingredients. You can easily find all of these simple ingredients in your local grocery store or they might already be stocked in your pantry.

Here’s what you need to make these Peanut Butter Bites:

  • creamy drippy natural peanut butter

  • honey or maple syrup (either work well in this recipe)

  • vanilla extract

  • gluten-free rolled oats

  • chia seeds

  • semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips (choose your adventure)

  • sea salt

The trick to these bites is to use a creamy natural peanut butter with very few ingredients. I love to make my own peanut using this super simple recipe, but if you want to buy a jar be sure it contains just peanuts or peanuts and a little oil. A creamy peanut butter will ensure that you can create a nice dough like consistency to roll these little bites into balls.

I like to use dark chocolate chips in this recipe because I’m obsessed with dark chocolate like that, but my husband would much prefer semi-sweet chocolate in his. Either way, these little peanut butter bites will taste delicious.

When it comes to storing these bites, I highly recommend keeping them in the freezer. They’ll last a bit longer that way and they taste incredible straight out of the freezer as a after school or post-dinner treat. Go ahed and whip up a batch of these little bites ASAP. Then let me know what you think!

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Sea Salt Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites (Vegan, Gluten-Free)



  1. In a large mixing bowl combine the peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla.

  2. Add the oats, chocolate chips, chia seeds, and salt and mix until well combined and it resembles cookie dough.

  3. Place the “dough” in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to chill.

  4. Once the mix has chilled, take it out of the fridge and use a tablespoon measure or cookie scoop to scoop the dough and then form it into small balls by rolling them in between your hands. 

  5. Enjoy! Store any leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge or freezer.

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    • Hi, Joy Monet! I’m so glad you love them! I definitely think that subbing hemp seeds for the chia will work!

  1. I made these today and they are delicious! They were easy and quick to throw together. They will be the perfect snack throughout the week.

    • I”m so glad you enjoyed the recipe, Lisa! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

    • Yay! So glad you loved the recipe, Hilary! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

  2. These are the best simple sweet treat! You’re right about keeping them in the freezer, yum! Love having these on hand for my kiddos to grab easily.

  3. Just made these yesterday and they are a HUGE hit with the whole family. The addition of the sea salt makes for the perfect balance.

  4. So delicious and really easy to make if you want a sweet treat fast! Can’t wait to make more of your treats 🙂

  5. I made these today and they’re amazing! My whole family loves them! Such a good snack and so delicious. Will definitely be making these again soon.

  6. This a favorite at our house! My husband loves them and we make them every couple weeks- always a double batch so we can stock up our freezer. one or two of these are a perfect snack or sweet treat after dinner! We’ve made a couple variations of energy balls over the years but yours have the best peanut butter to oats ratio- and the sea salt makes them even better. Definitely a winner!!

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