A chocolatey, delicious snack when you’re on the go.
After the success of my first Monster Cookie Energy Bites recipe, I thought I would attempt another version.
If you’ve been here a while, then you know I’m a HUGE fan of chocolate. I actually enjoy some dark chocolate every night before bed. You know it has good antioxidants, right?!
A few months ago, I found some Nutiva Chocolate Spread in the store. It’s like Nutella, but made with coconut oil rather than vegetable oil. I have nothing against Nutella, but if I’m going to be enjoying one of these every day, I would rather have coconut oil than highly processed vegetable oil.
You can definitely use Nutella to make these though if that’s what you prefer!
These are so delicious! I love the chocolate flavour. I thought maybe the chocolate would be too overpowering with the mini M&M’s and chocolate chips, but it’s not.
I love having these when I’m feeling a little hungry and don’t need a full snack, just a little bite. They keep my full for about an hour, which is perfect.
We switch up these Chocolate Monster Cookie Bites with my other Monster Cookie Bites each time we make them. That way, you can enjoy a different flavour. The recipe is fairly similar, the main difference being the spread I used. The other difference is I decided to cut back on the honey in this recipe because the chocolate spread is sweet already.
These keep in the fridge forever, but they also freeze really well. What I do is freeze half the batch and keep the other half in the fridge.
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In a large bowl, combine oats, Nutiva (or Nutella,) honey, and vanilla extract using a rubber spatula. Add in mini M&M’s and chocolate chips. Use your hands to combine everything together. (Yes, this part gets sticky!)
Place bowl in fridge for 30 minutes so mixture can set. After 30 minutes, remove from fridge and roll into balls.
Store chocolate bites in a sealed bag or container and keep in the fridge or freezer.