These Peanut Butter Energy Balls are easy to make with simple ingredients, relatively healthy and a sure-shot way to tickle your tastebuds.
Wave goodbye to pesky snack-time guilty feelings with my easy Peanut Butter Energy Balls recipe. These little nibbles of awesomeness are made with gluten-free oats, all-natural peanut butter, shredded coconut and ground flaxseed. Plus, there’s a smidge of sweetness from coconut sugar, honey and chocolate chips.
The best thing? No oven is needed. These tasty little gems are perfect for a quick pick-me-up or a healthy addition to your kid’s lunchbox.
These energy balls are super flexible and easy to switch up too! Try swapping out the peanut butter for cashew or sunflower butter. If you’re all about that crunch, sprinkle in some chia seeds. And if you’re not into coconut sugar and honey, maple syrup or agave syrup will do just fine.
Next time you’re running low on energy, reach into your fridge and grab one of these no-bake goodies. You’ll get a tasty snack and a much-needed energy boost all in one go.
- By the Numbers: How to Make Peanut Butter Energy Balls
- Tips for Making this Peanut Butter Energy Balls Recipe
- Can a food processor be used for this recipe?
- Can I add protein powder to these energy balls?
- What type of chocolate chips?
- Substituting other types of nut butters
- Creamy or crunchy peanut butter?
- Can I toss in other ingredients?
- Can I use quick oats instead of gluten-free oatmeal?
- Storage tips
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- 1 cup of gluten-free oatmeal
- ⅔ cup of room temperature peanut butter
- ½ cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
- ⅓ cup of ground flax seeds
- 1 tablespoon of coconut sugar
- 1 tablespoon of raw honey
- ½ cup of chocolate chips
- Mixing bowl
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
By the Numbers: How to Make Peanut Butter Energy Balls
Follow these simple step-by-step instructions to learn how to make peanut butter energy balls as a no-bake treat.
Step 1: Add Ingredients to Bowl
Add 1 cup of gluten-free oatmeal, ⅔ cup of peanut butter, ½ cup of unsweetened shredded coconut, ⅓ cup of ground flaxseed, 1 tablespoon of coconut sugar, 1 tablespoon of raw honey and ½ cup of chocolate chips to a large mixing bowl.
Step 2: Combine Ingredients
Stir everything in the bowl until it’s all evenly blended together.
Step 3: Roll Into Balls
Roll the peanut butter energy balls dough into 1-inch balls, then place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (or a silicone mat).
Step 4: Chill Energy Balls
Chill your peanut butter energy bites in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, then they are ready to eat.
Tips for Making this Peanut Butter Energy Balls Recipe
Answers to all of your questions about making this Peanut Butter Energy Balls recipe, including tips and substitution ideas.
Can a food processor be used for this recipe?
Sure thing! Although the recipe calls for a simple mixing bowl and spoon, a food processor can help mix the ingredients together even better, especially if you’re using those old-fashioned oats.
Can I add protein powder to these energy balls?
Of course! Toss in a scoop of your favorite protein powder for an even better post-workout munch.
What type of chocolate chips?
You can use whatever type of chocolate chips you like. Dark chocolate chips work well if you want something a little less sweet. Mini chocolate chips work best!
Substituting other types of nut butters
You can switch out the peanut butter and use almond butter, cashew butter or sunflower seed butter instead. Just make sure you use the same amount.
Creamy or crunchy peanut butter?
While I like creamy peanut butter, the crunchy type works too! Try to choose one with no added sugar though if you’re trying to make this a more healthy snack.
Can I toss in other ingredients?
Absolutely! Feel free to add some vanilla extract, sea salt, oat flour or even Medjool dates for some extra oomph. This recipe is all about having fun and getting creative.
Can I use quick oats instead of gluten-free oatmeal?
Yep, quick oats work just as well. But, if you’re going for a fully gluten-free recipe, make sure your oats are certified gluten-free.
I like to keep these no-bake energy bites stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator so they’re easy for the whole family to grab when they need a quick snack. They should last for about 1-2 weeks. They can also chill in the freezer for longer – just thaw out when you’re ready to munch.
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Peanut Butter Energy Balls
- 1 cup gluten-free oatmeal
- ⅔ cup peanut butter - room temperature
- ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- ⅓ cup ground flax seeds - or flaxseed meal
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- Mixing bowl
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
- Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl.
- Stir until all the ingredients are evenly blended.
- Roll the dough into 1-inch balls, then place them on a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet.
- Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, then your sweet treat is ready to eat.