4-ingredient PB & J bites are short on ingredients but mighty on flavor.
Pack them in your lunch box, eat them on the go, enjoy them as an afternoon snack, crumble them over yogurt, or serve them at a party! The options are endless.
These 4-ingredient PB & J Bites are a multipurpose food and you just can’t beat the PB & J duo! There are a number of ways you can enjoy these tasty bites. They’ll surely be a new go-to recipe for you. I like to have them on hand for a quick snack or if I need a little something to get me by! Best of all, they’re made with just 4-ingredients! That’s right…..just 4 simple ingredients and no baking needed! You can whip them up in just 10 minutes of your time. You can check out all of our 10-ingredient or less recipes here.
Make them with peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter or sunflower seed butter.
I’ve made these 4-ingredient PB & J Bites with all of the above! And as you can see, I snuck some mini-chocolate chips into half of them per the hubby’s request. Feel free to add additional ingredients such as mini chocolate chip, chopped nuts or seeds, coconut flakes, hempseed, collagen and the list goes on. The world is your oyster.Whip up a batch of these 4-ingredient PB & J Bites. A gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and freezer-friendly snack that can also be made nut-free. Click To Tweet
Feel free to double or triple the batch and freeze some for future. In addition, you can make this recipe nut free by substituting the PB for sunflower seed butter.
Jam it up!
The jam is what give these energy bites their sweetness. No sugar added fruit preserves or a fruit spread is what I like to use. You could also try the bites with Jessica’s 3-Ingredient Cherry Chia Jam. So good.
Speaking of Chia!
One of the 4 ingredients in this recipe is chia seeds. I love chia seeds because they add a nice boost of nutrients. Just one ounce (28 gram) serving of chia seeds (roughly 2 tablespoons) provides 11 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein, 5 grams of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats and 30% of your daily needs for calcium, manganese and magnesium.
Dough too sticky to roll? I’ve got just the tip for you!
A simple solution for when this happens, is to spray your hands with coconut oil or olive oil spray. It will help to prevent the dough from sticky on your hands. Also, you may need to wash your hands half way through the rolling and spray them again. Kids like to get messy – so get your kids involved too!
PB & J calling your name? Mine too.
- 2 1/2 cups uncooked gluten-free rolled quick oats (if not using quick oats, slightly process rolled oats)
- 2/3 cup natural peanut butter (or nut or seed butter of choice)
- 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
- ½ cup no sugar added fruit spread or homemade jam (try our cherry chia jam!)
- Oil for hands
- Optional add-ins – chocolate chips, chopped nuts or seeds, hempseed, collagen, protein powder of choice, coconut flakes, etc.
- In a bowl combine and mix all of the ingredients except for the oil.
- Oil hands to make working with the dough easier. You may have to repeat this a couple of times.
- With oiled hands, roll into small round bites. A little smaller than a golf ball.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
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*Make this recipe nut free by substituting the PB for sunflower seed butter
**If dough does not stick together add little bit more fruit spread or peanut butter. You can also add a little water.
- Serving Size: 1 bite
- Calories: 90
- Fat: 4 g
- Sodium: 50 mg
- Carbohydrate: 11 g
- (Fiber: 2 g
- Sugar: 2 g)
- Protein: 3 g
Tell us, is PB & J one of your childhood favorites?
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