Sort Out Your Snacking With This Peanut Butter Protein Balls Recipe

Contents
  1. Peanut Butter Protein Balls
  2. How to make peanut butter protein balls
  3. 5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Bites (VIDEO)
  4. 5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Bites
  5. Ingredients
  6. How to make No Bake Energy Bites
  7. Tips for making energy bites
  8. Variations
  9. Can you freeze energy bites?
  10. What can I use instead of flax seed?
  11. Would Maple syrup work?
  12. What are the calories per serving?
  13. What do I do if its too dry?
  14. Watch how to make these 5 Ingredient Energy Bites in the video below:
  15. Ingredients in peanut butter energy bites
  16. How to make no bake energy bites
  17. Customize these peanut butter energy bites
  18. How to store energy bites
  19. Watch me make the peanut butter energy bites:
  20. No-Bake Oatmeal Protein Energy Balls
  21. Favourite energy ball flavour? If you have a recipe you absolutely love, leave it in the comments below to share with others!
  22. No-Bake 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Bites
  23. Perfect for weekend meal preps
  24. Double the batch because these bites are freezer-friendly!
  25. Make them nut-free with one simple substitution
  26. It’s time to give these PB Bites a try! Best of all, there’s a good chance you have all 3 ingredients on hand!
  27. Instructions
  28. Nutrition
  29. Peanut Butter Protein Balls (No Food Processor Needed!)
  30. How to Make Peanut Butter Protein Balls
  31. How to Get Protein Without Using Protein Powder
  32. Do Protein Balls Need to Be Refrigerated?
  33. How Long do Protein Balls Last in the Fridge?
  34. Can I Freeze Protein Balls?
  35. How to make Peanut Butter Protein Balls (1-Minute Video):
  36. Per ball (1 of 12): Calories: 113, Fat: 7g, Carbohyrdates: 8g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 4g
  37. Peanut Butter Protein Balls (gluten-free, vegan options) – Texanerin Baking
  38. Peanut Butter Protein Energy Bites (Vegan, Gluten-Free)
  39. Start With Your Base Ingredients
  40. Flavor & Extras
  41. Great For Adults & Kids
  42. Peanut Butter Protein Energy Bites
  43. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Balls | No-Bake Recipe
  44. No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Energy Balls
  45. How to make oatmeal energy bites:
  46. Can you eat raw oats in energy balls?
  47. Why are energy balls good for you?
  48. How long do no-bake energy balls last?
  49. Can you freeze energy balls?
  50. Other no bake snack ideas:

Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Sort Out Your Snacking With This Peanut Butter Protein Balls Recipe

This simple and easy recipe for Peanut Butter Protein Balls is my favorite snack to make for on the go and busy days! Made with peanut butter, honey, oats and only a few other simple ingredients!

Hi, friends! How are you all? What’s going on in your world this week? I’m pretty thrilled that it’s almost (err..kind of) the end of the week.

One of my all time favorite recipes (can I call this a recipe?) is my peanut butter protein balls because they are just so incredibly easy to make and are one of the recipes I can prep ahead for the busy week.

Made with wholesome, gluten-free ingredients oats, natural peanut butter, honey, chia seeds, protein powder of your choice (optional!), and a few other simple components, these little energy balls are the perfect snack.

The best part is that you can really add whatever ingredients you want, sometimes I to add chocolate chips if I’m feeling it! Other times I to add dried cranberries and chopped up nuts.

Who doesn’t love a good variety?!

That’s the fun part about it – there is so many different ways you can make these little balls!

Here’s the video on how to make peanut butter protein balls!

How to make peanut butter protein balls

It’s important to use natural peanut butter when making these oats because you want that runny texture to help hold them together. If you find that your peanut butter isn’t as runny, you may want to add a tablespoon of coconut oil, or just add more water.

In a large bowl, mix together your oats, chia seeds, protein powder, salt, and cinnamon

In a small bowl, stir together your peanut butter, honey, and vanilla.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to combine. I to use my hands during this part because stirring with a spoon can get a bit difficult.

Add in water or almond milk as needed. I typically find that if I use my hands, I am better to well incorporate the ingredients better, requiring less water, but you can add as much as you need to form balls!

Check out the video I made on how I make my peanut butter protein balls!

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This simple and easy recipe for Peanut Butter Protein Balls is my favorite snack to make for on the go and busy days! Made with peanut butter, honey, oats and only a few other simple ingredients!

Scale

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 scoop protein powder (I use plant based chocolate)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • pinch of salt (if pb isn’t salted)
  • 1/2 cup natural pb (any nut butter will work)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp. almond milk or water
  1. Combine oats, protein powder, cinnamon, chia seeds, and salt in medium bowl
  2. In a large bowl, combine pb, honey, vanilla.
  3. Add wet ingredients to oat mixture.
  4. Add in liquid (almond milk or water) as needed. You should be able to roll into balls that will stick together.
  5. Get dirty – Wet your hands and then use em to form into tablespoon size balls.
  6. Chill in fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Keep in fridge up to 7 days or freezer for 6 months.

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5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Bites (VIDEO)

Sort Out Your Snacking With This Peanut Butter Protein Balls Recipe

No Bake 5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Bites. Loaded with old fashioned oats, peanut butter and flax seeds. A healthy protein packed breakfast or snack!

Photos and post updated April 1, 2020. The recipe is still the same!

5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Bites

These energy bites are no bake, super easy to make and take less than 10 minutes to put together.

Loaded with protein, fiber and healthy fats to keep you full and loaded with energy throughout the day.

Made with only 5 ingredients: peanut butter, old fashioned oats, flax seed, honey and chocolate chips. Everything gets combined in one bowl. Best of all you never have to turn on the oven.

You may have heard of these referred to as power balls, lactation bites or protein bites. Either way they are a healthy 5 ingredient pick me up that is the perfect on the go snack to give you energy throughout the day.

It’s hard to believe these 5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Bites are healthy. They taste more dessert than a healthy protein bite. They also make a great breakfast or dessert when you are craving something sweet!

The best things about this energy bites recipe is that it is super versatile. If you do not have flax seed on hand substitute wheat germ. Try dark chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet. Add in shredded coconut, cranberries or cocoa powder.

These Peanut Butter Energy Bites could easily pass as dessert. My batch lasted less than 24 hours. They are the perfect mix between a granola bar and cookie dough. Great to curb the afternoon munchies and the dreaded mid afternoon energy slump. If your craving chocolate try my Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites!

You can even freeze these oatmeal energy bites if you don’t eat them all within a week. Here’s what you’ll need to make these No Bake Energy Bites:

Ingredients

  • Creamy Peanut Butter: Helps to bind the energy bites together. You can also use your favorite nut butter as well!
  • Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips: I love using mini chocolate chips if I have them on hand. Dark chocolate chunks are also amazing in this!
  • Old Fashioned Oats: I prefer to use old fashioned oats or rolled oats in this recipe. I would not recommend making these with steel cut oats or instant oats. If you want to keep these bites gluten free make sure to use certified gluten free oats!
  • Ground Flax Seed: Adds a boost of fiber and nutrients. If you don’t have flax seed on hand substitute hemp seed, chia seed or add extra old fashioned oats.
  • Honey: Adds the perfect amount of sweetness to these energy balls. Agave can be used in place of the honey.

How to make No Bake Energy Bites

To make these peanut butter chocolate chip energy bites simply combine all 5 ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir to combine. Place in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes so they are easier to roll. Roll into 12 bites and store in the fridge for up to a week.

Tips for making energy bites

  • Always try rolling the bites after they have been refrigerated. This makes rolling them so much easier. If you are still having trouble rolling them try wetting your hands or adding 1 or 2 tablespoons of water to the mixture.
  • Instead of rolling out into balls the mixture can be placed in a square baking dish lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate and cut to make no bake energy bars!

Variations

  • Dark Chocolate Chips
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Cranberries
  • Chopped Walnuts, Pecans or Almonds
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Chia Seeds

Can you freeze energy bites?

Yes! These no bake energy bites can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months!

What can I use instead of flax seed?

Chia seed or hemp seed are a good alternative to ground flax seed. You can also substitute the flax for more oats or unsweetened shredded coconut!

Would Maple syrup work?

Yes! Maple syrup can be used in place of the honey!

What are the calories per serving?

This is a question that gets asked a lot. The calories are 200 for 1 serving (1 bite) I know that seems a lot but the peanut butter in this really adds to the calories. These bites are perfect as a snack or pick me up or a quick breakfast before working out!

What do I do if its too dry?

If the mixture seems too dry try adding a splash of water. I do 1 tablespoon at a time. This helps bind everything together. Alternatively you can always add a scoop more of peanut butter, honey or maple syrup to bind everything up!

Watch how to make these 5 Ingredient Energy Bites in the video below:

  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seeds
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  1. Combine all 5 ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir to combine. Place in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes so they are easier to roll.
  2. Roll into 12 bites and store in the fridge for up to a week.

Calorie count is for 1 serving (1 bite)

5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Bites Amount Per Serving (1 bite) Calories 200 Calories from Fat 117* Percent Daily Values are a 2000 calorie diet.

Originally published Jan 15, 2015

Source: https://chefsavvy.com/5-ingredient-peanut-butter-energy-bites/

If there’s one thing I learned about myself during my health and fitness journey, it’s that I absolutely must have snacks ( these peanut butter energy bites) available or I become an control raging hypoglycemia animal.

Think Tom Cruise mixed with a wolverine. Very scary stuff.

Ever since I’ve been little, my blood sugar has always been on a rigid 3-hour dive schedule. As in, I’m the type of person who has to have something to eat every few hours or I’ll crash. My mom says that when she brought me somewhere, she always had to make sure that she had food with her otherwise I’d ruin the day and throw a fit. Terrible, right?

But it’s true! When I get hungry, I cannot think, make decisions or even pretend to be in a good mood. I’ve seen the doctor a few times about it and apparently that’s just the way my body is. Wacky.

Of course, it I’m working from home it’s pretty easy to grab snacks, but a few times I’ve been in situations where I was far from both home and food (especially when traveling).

To avoid a meltdown into hunger oblivion, I started creating my own little energy bites and trail mixes to bring with me anywhere I went.

Not only are they a life saver, but they also help me make better food choices (instead of reaching for junk food).

Ingredients in peanut butter energy bites

These wonderful no bake peanut butter energy bites are my latest creation and loaded with some of my favorite things. I highly recommend whipping up a batch of these peanut butter energy bites. They take 5 minutes tops and you have yourself a nutritious, homemade snack with healthy fats, omega-3 (thanks to chia + flax) and 5g protein per serving!

  • peanut butter: I recommend using an all natural drippy creamy peanut butter with only peanuts + salt as the ingredients. I’ve also made them with almond butter, but everyone knows peanut butter reigns king on Ambitious Kitchen.
  • oats: I recommend using rolled oats, and if you’re gluten free, be sure to use certified gluten free rolled oats.
  • honey, coconut palm syrup or date syrup: either will work! If you want to make these vegan, use coconut palm syrup or date syrup.
  • flaxseed meal: this provides a boost of healthy fats, fiber, protein and vitamins. It’s also great for lactating mamas.
  • chia seeds: a boost of healthy fats and omegas to help keep you fuller, longer.
  • vanilla extract: the one and only (but feel free to skip if you don’t have!)
  • protein powder of choice: I prefer to use unflavored collagen peptides or this vegan protein powder, but you can feel free to use whatever protein powder you prefer.
  • cinnamon: a dash of cinnamon helps these taste Teddy Grahams, I swear.
  • mini chocolate chips: because who doesn’t love a little chocolate in their life? Feel free to use vegan/dairy free chocolate chips if you’d .
  • optional: I personally love to add in unsweetened shredded coconut because I’m a coconut addict, but it’s definitely not necessary.

How to make no bake energy bites

  1. With a food processor: add in the peanut butter, honey, vanilla, protein powder, flaxseed meal, oats, cinnamon and chia seeds. Pulse together until well combined. Add in chocolate chips (and coconut if using) and pulse a few more times. Use a medium cookie scoop or your hands to grab dough and roll into 10 balls.
  2. Without a food processor: add wet ingredients to a medium bowl, mix to combine. Add in dry ingredients and mix together until combined. I usually have to use my hands to mix and work with the dough. At this point you should be able to form balls that stick together.

    You may need to add a bit more nut butter and/or sweetener to help them stick together.

Customize these peanut butter energy bites

  • If you don’t have any protein powder, these balls should be just fine without it too, although you may need to add more oats.
  • Keep these energy bites nut free by using sunflower seed butter and nut free chocolate chips.
  • Make them into bars. Feel free to press the energy bite “dough” into an 8 1/2 x4 1/2 inch loaf pan before placing it in the refrigerator. Cut into bars and enjoy!

How to store energy bites

Keep these energy bites in an airtight container for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 2 months. If you’re eating them straight from the freezer I’d recommend letting them soften up a bit in the fridge or at room temp before doing so.

Watch me make the peanut butter energy bites:

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  • 1/2 cup natural drippy peanut butter (or sub almond butter)
  • 1/4 cup honey (or date syrup or coconut syrup)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup protein powder of choice*
  • 1/3 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (gluten free, if desired)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips (vegan, if desired)
  • Optional
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  1. In the bowl of a food processor, add in the peanut butter, honey, vanilla, protein powder, flaxseed meal, oats, cinnamon and chia seeds. Pulse together until well combined. Add in chocolate chips (and coconut if using) and pulse a few more times. Use a medium cookie scoop or your hands to grab dough and roll into 10 balls, place in an airtight container.

  2. To make without food processor: add wet ingredients to a medium bowl, mix to combine. Add in dry ingredients and mix together until combined. I usually have to use my hands to mix and work with the dough.

    At this point you should be able to form balls that stick together.

    Because all peanut butter/nut butter consistencies are different and depending on what protein powder you use, you may need to add in more nut butter or sweetener to help the balls stick together.

  3. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week, or the freezer for up to 2 months. Enjoy!

*For the protein powder, I normally use Aloha’s Vanilla protein powder (vegan) or Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides. If you don’t have any protein powder, these balls should be just fine without it too, although you may need to add more oats.

For the nut butter: I used an all-natural drippy peanut butter with only peanuts and salt. The natural kind with no additives is best for this recipe.

This recipe can be made nut free by using sunflower seed butter and nut free chocolate chips.

Nutrition

Servings: 10 balls

Serving size: 1 energy bite

Calories: 150kcal

Fat: 8.8g

Saturated fat: 1.2g

Carbohydrates: 14g

Fiber: 3.2g

Sugar: 7.7g

Protein: 7.5g

Photography by: Sarah Fennel

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No-Bake Oatmeal Protein Energy Balls

Sort Out Your Snacking With This Peanut Butter Protein Balls Recipe

This simple and healthy no-bake oatmeal protein energy balls recipe is perfect for easy snacking on-the-go! With rolled oats, protein powder, peanut butter and a touch of honey, these energy balls will keep you satisfied for hours!

I’ve decided that my life mission is to bring energy balls to the world! If any of you happen to know what C does for a living or who he works for, this statement is that much funnier. For the rest of you…keep guessing.

But for real, I am astounded when I meet someone who hasn’t discovered the glory and convenience that is the energy ball. So much so that I have a speech memorized for when I come across the rare person who has yet to be convinced.

I’ll spare you from hearing it.

I cannot accept the idea that someone could NOT energy balls. Unless they’re one of those annoying people who “doesn’t healthy food” (get over it), the only reason I can think of for why someone might not love EBs is because they have yet to find their flavor combo.

This is the reason why I am always trying to come up with new, creative flavors. From almond joy, to gingerbread and of course those blueberry muffin energy balls, I am absolutely convinced that there is a flavor out there for everyone.

The other week my friend Cat was over and the topic of energy balls came up. Obvi. Because when am I not chatting about energy balls? C (my C, not Cat) Cat is not a big chocolate fan. It took some digging but it turns out that oatmeal raisin is her jam. So I set out to convince another being of the world that energy balls are gods gift to the earth.

I’ve since made this recipe twice. Once with Oatmeal Raisin, and once with Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and both are BOMB.

I don’t discriminate between raisin lovers and chocolate lovers. 

But I do discriminate between those who love energy balls and those who claim to not them. I prefer to pretend the latter just don’t exist! Life just makes more sense that way…

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★★★★★

4.8 from 26 reviews

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 20-24 balls (depends on size) 1x

Scale

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup vanilla whey protein powder (about 2 scoops)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup smooth natural peanut butter (or any nut butter)*
  • 3 T natural honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup raisins, chocolate chips, craisins or preferred add-in
  • 2–4 T liquid (almond milk, milk, water etc…)
  1. Add oats, protein powder, cinnamon and chia seeds to a large bowl.
  2. Add in peanut butter, honey and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
  3. Add in raisins (or preferred add-in). Mixture should be slightly sticky but still crumbly.
  4. Slowly add in liquid 1 tablespoon at a time and using hands (get dirty!) combine until it comes together in a sticky ball that holds together. If mixture is too dry, add in more liquid but not so much that it won’t hold shape.
  5. Roll into balls using hands.
  6. Place in a container to set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Store in fridge until ready to eat.

*Make sure it is drippy. If not you may need to add in extra liquid at the end.

Favourite energy ball flavour? If you have a recipe you absolutely love, leave it in the comments below to share with others!

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Source: https://www.thehealthymaven.com/no-bake-oatmeal-protein-energy-balls/

No-Bake 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Bites

Sort Out Your Snacking With This Peanut Butter Protein Balls Recipe

Made in less than 15 minutes, these gluten-free No Bake 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Bites are a wholesome, make-ahead snack option or tasty lunchbox addition.

Perfect for weekend meal preps

If you have been a reader of our blog for awhile now you most ly are aware that we love a good weekend meal prep. While it doesn’t happen every weekend, we both do our best to make it a priority.

Because meal prepping is a big part of what we share on this blog, we create recipes with that in mind. Recipes that are made with few ingredients, are simple, approachable and of course, delicious.

These 3-ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Bites take just 10 minutes of your time to make, are tasty and perfect for meal prepping.

Made in less than 15 minutes, these No Bake 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Bites are a wholesome, gluten-free, make-ahead snack option or tasty lunchbox addition. Click To Tweet

For a boost of protein, you can replace 1/4 cup of the oats for 1/4 cup of protein powder. I to use Primal Kitchen Unflavored Collagen Peptides. This protein powder won’t change the flavor of the 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Bites and it’s a great way to sneak in a boost of protein.

Double the batch because these bites are freezer-friendly!

Thus recipes is simple to make, made with less than 10 real food ingredients, is meal ‘prep-able’, freezer-friendly and takes just a few minutes of your time. Awesome, right?!  These are my favorite kind of recipes because they allow you to eat healthy, nourishing foods while spending less time in the kitchen so you’re left with more time to do the things you love.

Make them nut-free with one simple substitution

We do our best to create recipes for ALL to enjoy! So if you have a nut-allergy, whether it be peanuts or tree nuts, you can simply substitute sunflower seed butter for the peanut butter in this recipe. It will give the bites a little bit different of a taste, but they’ll still be delicious nonetheless.

It’s time to give these PB Bites a try! Best of all, there’s a good chance you have all 3 ingredients on hand!

Other Energy Bite recipes:

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

Almond Butter Energy Bites 

Almond Joy Energy Bites

Dark Chocolate Cherry Energy Bites

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Instructions

  1. Add the oats to a food processor or blender. Process or blend until oats reach a flour consistency.
  2. Next add the peanut butter and honey or maple syrup. Process or blend until ingredients are well combined and come together to form a dough ball. May need to scrape sides once or twice.
  3. Roll into round bites – about a scant tablespoon per bite. If dough isn’t holding together, add 1-2 Tbsp. more of peanut butter.
  4. If dough starts to stick to hands, oil them with coconut oil or cooking spray.

Store Peanut Butter Bites in an airtight container, in the fridge, for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 bites
  • Calories: 115
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 50 mg
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 4 g

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Peanut Butter Protein Balls (No Food Processor Needed!)

Sort Out Your Snacking With This Peanut Butter Protein Balls Recipe

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These Peanut Butter Protein Balls are a healthy snack that remind me of cookie dough, only more filling. I love that you don’t need any special equipment to make them– just a bowl and a spatula for stirring. No protein powder required, either!

How to Make Peanut Butter Protein Balls

This recipe is incredibly easy and takes only 10 minutes to prepare. All you need to do is stir the ingredients together in a bowl until you have a sticky dough, then roll that into balls.

Since there are no dates in this recipe, you won’t have a food processor to clean up afterwards. If you prefer date-sweetened energy bites, be sure to try one of my fruit-sweetened energy balls:

How to Get Protein Without Using Protein Powder

I haven’t found a protein powder that I love (so many of them are sweetened with a zero-calorie sweetener or have a chalky texture), so these peanut butter balls get their protein from simple whole food sources. Here’s how they stack up:

  • Peanut Butter: 7 grams of protein per 2 tablespoons
  • Ground Flax Seeds: 2 grams of protein per 2 tablespoons
  • Hemp Hearts: 10 grams of protein per 3 tablespoons
  • Rolled Oats: 5 grams of protein per 1/2 cup (dry)

As written, this recipe packs 4 grams of plant-based protein per ball, so you can decide how many of them to eat your needs.

Do Protein Balls Need to Be Refrigerated?

Storing these peanut butter protein balls in the fridge will extend their shelf life, but it’s not 100% necessary with this recipe. As long as you keep moisture the equation (for example, don’t add water or any sort of fresh fruit to help them mix together) these energy balls are made with shelf-stable ingredients that should last for several days on your counter.

However, I’ve noticed that these protein balls dry out after roughly 3 days on the counter, so if you want them to last longer I’d store them in the fridge, in an airtight container.

How Long do Protein Balls Last in the Fridge?

My family eats all of these balls in about a week, so I haven’t tested the shelf life of these past that, but I image they would last at least 2 weeks in the fridge. Be sure to store them in an airtight container!

Can I Freeze Protein Balls?

Since there’s no added moisture to this recipe, these protein balls freeze well. You can store them in your freezer for up to 3 months in an airtight container, and then thaw them in the fridge overnight so that they are easy to bite into.

This recipe makes only 12 balls, so be sure to double or triple the recipe your needs. I always to make a smaller batch if I’m trying a recipe for the first time, so you may want to try these and see if you them before committing to a large batch!

How to make Peanut Butter Protein Balls (1-Minute Video):

Print PinThese PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN BALLS are a healthy snack that takes just minutes to make! No food processor or protein powder required.

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  • Combine the oats, peanut butter, flax seeds, hemp hearts, honey, and salt in a large bowl and stir it all together with a spatula. The dough should stick together, without being so sticky that it sticks to your hands.
  • If the dough feels too sticky to roll into balls, add one more tablespoon of ground flax seeds and stir again. The mixture should hold its shape when pinched between your fingers.
  • Scoop the dough by heaping tablespoons, and then roll them between your hands to form a ball. Repeat with the remaining dough and place the balls on a pan lined with parchment paper as you go.
  • You can serve these right away, or store them in the fridge for an hour to firm up. Once firm, transfer them to an airtight container and store them at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. (They can be frozen for up to 3 months, too!)

Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.8mg

Per ball (1 of 12): Calories: 113, Fat: 7g, Carbohyrdates: 8g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 4g

Recipe Notes:

  • If you use old-fashioned rolled oats, these balls will have a hearty, slightly chewy texture. If you want something a little softer and more uniform, try using quick-cooking oats instead. (My kids prefer it with the quick cooking oats so there isn’t as much texture.) *Choose organic oats if possible due to their possible glyphosate exposure.
  • This recipe works with any other nut or seed butter you . Try homemade almond butter or sunflower seed butter!

If you try something different with this recipe, please leave a comment below letting us know how it worked out. We can all benefit from YOUR experience!

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Peanut Butter Protein Balls (gluten-free, vegan options) – Texanerin Baking

Sort Out Your Snacking With This Peanut Butter Protein Balls Recipe

These 6-ingredient peanut butter protein balls only take a few minutes to throw together and are full of healthful ingredients! Naturally gluten-free, whole grain, dairy-free and with a vegan option. With a how-to recipe video. Updated with new photos in July 2019 (you can see the original one at the bottom of the post).

There’s been enough savory food around here recently. It’s time to get back to sweet treats! I figured I wouldn’t go all out with a super decadent dessert being as the holidays just passed so here’s a healthy snack.

There’s loads of good stuff in these protein balls. Tons of natural peanut butter, raw honey (or brown rice syrup for a vegan option), oats and coconut. And of course, some mini chocolate chips because… why not? 😉

By the way, who else loves peanut butter + honey?! It’s one of my favorite combinations. If you love it too, try these peanut butter chickpea cookies! I swear you can’t taste the chickpeas (which I actually hate!).

All you do is dump the ingredients into a bowl and roll the mixture into balls. It’s not an especially sticky mixture so you’ll have to squeeze them together to get the balls to hold together.

Prefer something more cookie-? Try these no-bake oatmeal cookies! They’re also 100% whole grain and naturally gluten-free + vegan. And seriously – they’re one of my favorite recipe!

I’ve made these peanut butter protein balls a number of times with the exact same ingredients (as in from the same package) and the very small amount of water I needed to add to hold the mixture together varied each time (hence the range in the measurement given). I also discovered that instead of using additional water to bring together the mixture, vanilla extract’s a tasty alternative!

Make sure to use the kind of peanut butter that just contains peanuts and salt. If you use a brand that has added fat and sugar, these peanut butter balls ly won’t turn out well. You’d also be adding a ton of fat (and probably not the healthy kind) and sugar!

Wondering how to make peanut butter? All you need is 1 ingredient and a food processor! Check out the video to see how easy it is.

For a grain-free chocolate version, try these chocolate peanut butter protein balls. If you use cashew butter, then you’ve got youself some paleo protein balls. 🙂

I haven’t tried today’s peanut butter balls with any other nut butters and they’re not always 100% interchangeable so I can’t say for sure if other types would work in these protein bites.

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 0 min
  • Ready in: 10 min
  • Yield: 24 1″ balls
  • 1 cup (256 grams) natural peanut butter or sunflower seed butter for nut-free (the kind with just peanuts / seeds and salt)
  • 1/4 cup (80 grams) honey or 1/4 cup brown rice syrup for a vegan version
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups (135 grams) rolled oats (use gluten-free oats, if needed)
  • 1/2 cup (42 grams) unsweetened shredded coconut
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup (57 grams) mini chocolate chips (use vegan chocolate chips, if needed)
  • 2-4 teaspoons water or additional vanilla extract
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the peanut butter, brown rice syrup or honey and vanilla extract.
  2. Stir in the oats, coconut and salt until well combined and then add the chocolate chips. If the mixture doesn’t hold together well when pinched together, add the additional water or vanilla, a teaspoon at a time until the mixture holds together well when pinched.
  3. Form 1” balls by pressing about 1 tablespoon of the mixture together.
  4. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or refrigerate for 1 week.

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Peanut Butter Protein Energy Bites (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Sort Out Your Snacking With This Peanut Butter Protein Balls Recipe

Peanut Butter Protein Energy Bites made with oats, dark chocolate chips, chia seeds and flax! A great source of protein, fiber, and healthy fats. They’re perfect as a snack or breakfast on the go. Filling, require no baking, healthy, and delicious!

These peanut butter protein energy bites are known as many things: protein balls, power bites, energy balls, etc. There’s a crap ton of recipes for energy balls on the internet, but this one just happens to be my favorite.

Look, I love variety as much as the next guy, but keeping it simple is always best. How simple? No baking, less than 10 ingredients and 10 minutes of your time. That’s how easy! Shall we?

Start With Your Base Ingredients

Oats and peanut butter make up the base for the peanut butter protein energy bites. Why?

Oats are filling, super healthy, versatile and cheap. I love Bob’s Red Mill Organic Oats.

Peanut butter works as the binder, but also provides sustaining energy, healthy fats, and kids love it. My favorite natural peanut butter is Smucker’s. It’s just peanuts, a little salt, and rather inexpensive. (Feel free to use other types of nut butter)

Flavor & Extras

Next, it’s all about the extras. And, as long as they’re healthy preferences you can’t go wrong. But, here is what I chose.

I used coconut, non-dairy chocolate chips, some maple syrup, and a little splash of vanilla for my flavors. And, for the “super food” add-ins I used ground flax and chia seeds. Flax and chia are super healthy and a great source of Omega-3’s, protein, and fiber.

Great For Adults & Kids

No doubt these Peanut Butter Protein Energy Bites are a great midday snack for adults. But, they’re even better for kids.

Let me explain.

What happens when you take your kids shopping and they get hungry? It has the potential to be a miserable time. But, there’s no need to worry. Just keep a few of these on hand and problem solved. You’re welcome.

Peanut Butter Protein Energy Bites

Try these Peanut Butter Protein Energy Bites, I’m sure you’ll love them. They’re…

  • Delicious
  • Sweet
  • Healthy
  • Full of protein and healthy fats
  • Easy to make
  • Filling
  • & sustaining

Here are some more delicious, peanut buttery, and healthy snacks you and your kids will love! Try my Grilled Peanut Butter Banana & Jelly Sandwich, Chocolate Peanut Butter Hummus, and No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie! 

Did you make this recipe? Let me know! Be sure and leave a comment below with a STAR rating. And, share a picture by tagging me on Instagram and use the hashtag #shaneandsimple. I want to see your work. Enjoy!

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Peanut Butter Protein Energy Bites made with oats, dark chocolate chips, chia seeds and flax! A great source of protein, fiber, and healthy fats. They’re perfect as a snack or breakfast on the go. Filling, require no baking, healthy, and delicious!

Scale

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter or nut butter of choice
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed (flax meal)
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Blend until the oats are chopped and a dough is formed. Usually about 30 seconds.
  3. Scoop out 2 Tbsp. of the mixture and form into a ball. Set on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes or until ready to eat. Can be kept in the fridge up to a week.
  • Category: Snacks
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Keywords: raw, vegan, energy, no-bake, peanut butter, workout

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Balls | No-Bake Recipe

Sort Out Your Snacking With This Peanut Butter Protein Balls Recipe
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These tasty bites are easy-to-make, no-bake peanut butterchocolate chip oatmeal bites that are perfect for snacks, kids’ lunches, and post-workout recovery.

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Energy Balls

If you have a sweet tooth or a busy life, or both, these no-bake energy balls are for YOU, my friend. They’re packed with all sorts of nutritious whole-foods goodness, but they also satisfy sweets cravings with a little kick of mini chocolate chips. For fans of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, or anything with peanut butter and chocolate, you’ll want to give these guys a try!

I live for no-bake recipes because it often means the recipe is silly simple, which this one is.

All you have to do is combine all your ingredients, let the mixture cool in the fridge for a bit, then roll it into tablespoon-sized balls, and enjoy! It really couldn’t be easier, and you’ll love having an no-frills, but super tasty, snack to fuel extra-long days or get the kids through until dinner!

The hardest part about trying to eat only whole foods for me is snacks and desserts/treats.

That’s where these little balls of deliciousness come in! Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Energy Bites taste a whole lot no-bake cookies, and my kids (and I) aren’t at all sad about it.

These are great to make on your meal prep day (along with some snacks in a jar and a veggie box) and keep in the fridge. Then you can pull them out when you need a little something sweet or when the kids get home from school. Who doesn’t no-bake cookies for a snack?

How to make oatmeal energy bites:

  1. Oats: One of my favorite whole grains. They are cheap, easy to find (and easy to get gluten-free if needed), and just plain fun. I use old fashioned oats and they make a chewier, more “toothsome” energy bite. You could use quick cooking oats (still a whole grain, they are just cut smaller) or half and half to change the texture.

    While my husband s the quick cooking oats better, I the old fashioned in this recipe. The flavor will stay the same with either, but the texture will change as the quick cooking oats will make the balls softer. You can also use a combination of the two if you’d . It all works, it just changes the texture a bit.

  2. Unsweetened Coconut Flakes: I get Bob’s Red Mill unsweetened coconut flakes online, but I did see them at a bigger grocery store last month. I love these coconut flakes. They are nice chubby flakes which toast up really nicely and are great added to all kinds of things, yogurt and desserts.
  3. Peanut Butter: My favorite food! I used the organic natural peanut butter from Costco; we love it! You can use any natural peanut butter for this recipe. If you use a more traditional peanut butter, you might need to increase the amount by a few tablespoons or add a bit more honey so that they stick together.

    Natural peanut butter has a bit more moisture in it than traditional peanut butter, which helps this recipe form into balls. I’m confident you could use another nut or seed butter in this if you need to, though it will affect the taste.

  4. Ground Flaxseed: You can buy ground flaxseed in a bag (also called flax meal), or you can buy whole flax seeds and grind them yourself at home (most people use a little coffee grinder for this, I have this one just for this purpose).

    Flaxseed that you grind at home is going to be more nutritious, which is true for most things this, but both options work great. Flax is fun because it is a great source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. I’m trying to use it more and this is an easy way to do that.

  5. Honey: Long live nature’s natural sweetener.

    I bought a hive 2 years ago and have yet to put bees in it. I can’t wait! Buy local honey when you can, and when you can’t, Costco has it for a great price.

  6. Mini Chocolate Chips: I the mini chocolate chips in this recipe because they go with the texture and size of the rest of the ingredients better. You can use normal chocolate chips, but I feel the mini ones distribute the chocolate more evenly through each bite. No matter what you choose, chocolate is always a good idea.

Can you eat raw oats in energy balls?

It is perfectly fine to eat uncooked oatmeal! But some people do experience bloating from raw oats, so if you notice this happens to you, you can always soak your oats in water for 30 minutes before mixing up a batch of energy balls.

Why are energy balls good for you?

Energy balls practically have it all in terms of nutrition! They’re packed with fiber, protein, and healthy fats, which makes them an incredible snack when you’re on-the-go.

How long do no-bake energy balls last?

After forming your no-bake energy balls, store them in the fridge for up to two weeks in an airtight container. They won’t hold their shape as well or last as long if you leave them out at room temperature.

Can you freeze energy balls?

Yes, you can! You might even prefer them frozen, if you’re a frozen cookie lover I am. You can also store them in the freezer to keep them longer than two weeks, and let them sit out for 20 minutes or so to thaw a bit to enjoy them in a softer state.

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Easy, no-bake energy ball recipe perfect for snacks, lunch boxes & post-workout recovery. Tasty bites made with peanut butter, chocolate chips & oatmeal!

Scale

  • 1 cup (dry) oatmeal (I old fashioned)
  • ⅔ cup toasted unsweetened coconut flakes
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Add everything to a medium bowl and mix to combine well. Stick the bowl in the fridge and let it chill for about half an hour. This resting time helps to ensure that the balls will stick together when rolled.
  2. After the chilling time, take a tablespoon of the mixture in your hand and roll into a ball. Repeat with remaining oat mixture. If your balls aren’t sticking together after the resting period, you can add a little more honey or peanut butter, stir well, and try rolling again. Sometimes it just needs a little more of the wet ingredients to hold together well. And the moisture in the peanut butter will depend on the brand/type that you use.
  3. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer much longer.
  • If you’d to add chia seeds, add 1-3 tablespoons depending on your preference.
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Bowl
  • Cuisine: American

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 107.6 Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 31.1mg Carbohydrates: 15.1g Sugars: 10.1g Protein: 2.4g Vitamin A: 0µg Vitamin C: 0mg

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Other no bake snack ideas:

You can plan on making these for snacks, dessert, lunch boxes, post-workout recovery time, or middle of the night treats for you nursing moms. I also to have these on hand for after naps when my kids are super grumpy and need a little something in their system to help them feel happy again. No one can say no to chocolate and peanut butter. No one. ENJOY!

This post was originally published in 2017 and has been updated in June 2019.

These no-bake peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal energy balls are so easy to make, are packed with nutritious goodness, and satisfy your sweet tooth without guilt! That’s a win in my book.

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