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Easy No-Bake Chocolate Pistachio Bites

A little bit naughty, a little bit nutritious, these Easy No Bake Chocolate Pistachio Bites are a delicious anytime pick me up!

Gluten Free Pistachio Chocolate Bites

Since its beginning four years and 2 days ago, this little blog of mine has introduced me to quite a few fantabulous bloggers and blogs! And, over these past few years, I’ve tortuously employed my salivary glands in drooling over recipe after delicious recipe.

However, one question has sprung from all that recipe reading and drooling. And, that is – do I count salt and pepper as ingredients or not? Some include them when they do a tally of all the ingredients that go into a dish and others don’t… and am not sure where I stand…

No Bake Chocolate Pistachio Bites

It’s kind of like the whole sleep dilemma. My daughter says she can never have too much sleep, with her pulling off 9+ hours every night she can. To support her theory, she likes to bring up the fact that Albert Einstein used to indulge in 10+ hours of sleep!

As much as I love to indulge in some serious shut-eye, too much of it can leave me struggling to get back into my sleep-grove! After a long night of sleep, I end up wide awake the next night, and indubitably, stay up way late to balance off the extra sleep hours. So, what do you think? Is there such a thing as too much sleep?

Pistachio Chocolate Bites Preparation - step 1 and step 2
Pistachio Chocolate Bites Preparation - step 3 and step 4


Do you include salt and pepper in your total number of ingredients?

If salt was indeed counted as one, then these little, Super Easy No Bake Chocolate Pistachio Bites consist of 6 ingredients: pistachios, certified gluten-free old-fashioned oats, chia seeds, dates, indulgent milk chocolate, and a couple of pinches of salt. If not, these contain only 5 ingredients!

Easy Chocolate Pistachio Bites
No Bake Pistachio Chocolate Bites

These bites are a tad bit different from the bites I’ve shared here before in that they contain no almond butter or peanut butter. I simply ground up pistachios and old-fashioned oats in my blender till they were a flour-like consistency. Then, I added in dates that had been soaked in warm water, chia seeds, and some deliciously creamy and indulgent, melted milk chocolate and rolled this naughty and nutritious Chocolate Pistachio Bites up!

If you use certified gluten-free oats, these little bites would be gluten-free as well as dairy-free! If you happen to give these a try, I would so love to know what ya think…

No Bake Gluten Free Dairy Free Pistachio Chocolate Bites

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No Bake Pistachio Chocolate Bites

Easy No Bake Chocolate Pistachio Bites

Yield: 10 or more servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

A little bit naughty (hello creamy milk chocolate), a little bit nutritious, these Easy No-Bake Chocolate Pistachio Bites call for 5 ingredients (6 if you include salt) and are a delicious anytime pick me up!ess


  • 1/2 cup unsalted pistachios
  • 1/2 cup certified gluten free old fashioned oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 4 dates soaked in warm water for 5-10 minutes
  • 1/2 cup good quality milk chocolate melted (or dark)
  • 2 pinches salt


  1. Place the pistachios and oats in a high-speed blender and pulse till well ground and look flour-like almost.
  2. Add in the soaked dates, chia seeds, and salt and pulse till the mixture clumps up.
  3. Then, spoon the pistachio mixture into a bowl. 
  4. If you haven't already, melt the milk chocolate (you could use dark chocolate if you prefer) in a broiler or in the microwave (check and stir at 25-30 sec intervals - took a total of 45 seconds for mine to melt and not be too hot). Make sure melted chocolate isn't too hot. If it's hot, then let it cool a bit. Then pour melted chocolate into the pistachio, oats, dates, chia mixture and stir well.
  5. Gather teaspoons of the mixture up and roll to form bites/balls.
  6. Chill these easy no-bake chocolate pistachio bites for 30 minutes before enjoying.
  7. *They can be stored in the fridge for 4-5 days (at least that's how long they lasted in our house).
Nutrition Information
Yield 10
Amount Per Serving Calories 107Saturated Fat 2.5gCholesterol 2mgSodium 40mgCarbohydrates 13.6gSugar 7.7gProtein 1.7g

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Tuesday 20th of June 2017

I can sleep for 10 hours ever night if I can. But I surely take 9-10 hours of sleep during weekends. So there is no such thing as too much sleep in my book. ;) These no bake chocolate pistachio bites look scrumptious, Shashi.

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Tuesday 20th of June 2017

Lynne would completely agree with your daughter in that you never can have too much sleep , with frequently putting in sleep shifts of up to 12 hours!

Myself Shashi, well I agree with you. I only need a certain amount of sleep per night (6/7 hours) or if I go over that, or under that I struggle to cope the next day!

Love this no bake chocolate pistachio recipe. So easy and so tasty!! :-)


Monday 19th of June 2017

10+ hours of sleep.... I cannot even imagine along with the blogging, kid, and household work. Even if I plan to sleep for more than 6-7 hours on a Saturday or sunday. Guess what happens? Either I will wake up on my own because of the daily habit of waking up early or the phone bell will ring or the sleep will get disturbed with some or the other thing...

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