These sunflower seed butter and chocolate chip energy bites make for a particularly delicious portable snack for any time of day. They are ideal for busy lifestyles, as they only require a few simple ingredients, and take just minutes to make! With the perfect balance of carbohydrates, protein, healthy fats, and, of course, chocolate, they are sure to provide a much-needed energy boost whenever hunger strikes!

Sunflower Seed Butter and Chocolate Chip Energy Bites [Vegan]







  • 1 cup soft medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup rolled oats (gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1/2 cup creamy sunflower seed butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2-3 tablespoons of water, only if necessary to blend
  • 1/2 cup semisweet vegan chocolate chips


  1. Process medjool dates in a food processor until a sticky and creamy consistency is formed (may form a ball). Add in oats, sun butter, cinnamon, and vanilla and process until well combined. If the dough is dry, you may add a few tablespoons of water to help everything stick together. Gently pulse in the chocolate chips, just until they are well incorporated into the dough.
  2. Use your hands to form the dough into balls. Place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to set. Enjoy!


Store these energy bites in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days!


Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 132 | Carbs: 19 g | Fat: 5 g | Protein: 4 g | Sodium: 16 mg | Sugar: 12 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.