Simple and easy no bake vegan chocolate oat bites that require only 4 ingredients! You will be surprised how crunchy and sweet they are and yet unbelievably simple. These are perfect for when you are craving something sweet but don’t want to buy the cookies from the store that are full of added refined sugar and many other ingredients. You need just 10 minutes to make them and about 20 more to freeze and that’s it!
They look like cookies but because they don’t contain any flour I just call them bites! They are very delicious and the recipe contains only clean ingredients which you might already have! Try to buy simple dark chocolate with not too many additives. In this recipe I also use my favourite 100% date syrup but if you don’t have it you can substitute it with honey or maple syrup.
Due to the nature of the ingredients and because these chocolate oat bites don’t require any baking, to make them you will need to freeze them twice for about 10 minutes each time. The first time is to allow the oats to stick well with the syrup/oil mixture and second for the melted chocolate to cool. Make sure to store them in the fridge otherwise they might start melting at room temperature.
The date syrup, coconut oil and the chocolate-coated crunchy oats create such an amazing treat that will be gone very quickly!
- 1/2 cup simple gluten-free oats
- 4 tbsp coconut oil/butter (not melted!)
- 4 tbsp date syrup (honey should work too)
- 100 g dark chocolate (gluten-free)
- Put the oats in a bowl, add the coconut oil and mix well. Add the date syrup as well and continue to stir with a spoon until your oats are well coated and sticky.
- Grab about one spoon full of the mixture and place it on a parchment paper, at this point you won't be able to shape the bites very well so just leave them roughly shaped. Do this with the rest of the mixture. You should get about 9 sticky oat bites.
- Place in the freezer for about 5 - 10 minutes or until you can grab each one without it falling apart.
- While they are cooling melt the chocolate doing the water bath method.
- When firm, take the bites out of the freezer. Now you can improve their rough shape with your hands, forming them like little cookies/bites.
- One by one, coat each of the bites by dipping them in the bowl with the melted chocolate. Put them back on the parchment paper.
- Now you need to pop them for one last time in the freezer for the chocolate to cool and in about 10-15 minutes they should be firm and ready to eat. If they are not, leave them for longer.
Due to the nature of the ingredients, make sure to store them in the fridge.