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Chocolate and Peanut Butter No Bake Energy Balls

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These easy to make chocolate peanut butter protein balls are the perfect to-go snack when you need something healthy yet want something sweet! A great no bake, kid friendly treat they can help make.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites

These chocolate and peanut butter protein balls are the gold-star solution if you need a healthy, high energy snack that is easy to take on the go! They taste amazing – exactly like a no bake cookie, and yet they contain fantastic ingredients meant to satisfy and give them energy!

Made with oats, raw honey, flax seeds, chia seeds, peanut butter and unsweetened dark cocoa powder – these balls will give you the energy you and your kiddos need to play and work hard without a huge sugar rush! Plus I love that they don’t make a giant mess in my car (or on my kids faces), either!

These are also great for busy adults and new moms, too!

Other great after school snacks are pizza puffs and brownie batter dip, homemade granola bars, and mini charcuterie boards.

Choc PB Energy Balls Recipe

What do I need to make these?

What ingredients are needed:

These no bake oatmeal balls only require a few ingredients:

  • peanut butter – you can use any kind of creamy peanut butter you like, or even use almond, cashew or sunflower butter
  • honey – adds natural sweetness and helps to bind the ingredients together
  • coconut oil – make sure it is unrefined, high quality coconut oil
  • old fashioned oats – also called rolled oats
  • ground flaxseed – adding extra protein, fiber and omega-3’s. Use a good quality that is fresh
  • chia seeds
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • vanilla extract – use real vanilla extract, not imitation
  • protein powder – you can use either vanilla or chocolate flavored

What tools do I need to make these?

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • small saucepan
  • wooden spoon or spatula
  • large mixing bowl
  • baking tray or platter
  • parchment paper
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How to make these no bake energy balls

For the full set of directions, make sure you scroll down to the recipe card below:

  1. Line a plate or baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt together the peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil until it becomes thin and liquid. It doesn’t need to cook, just melt.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the oats, flaxseed, chia seeds, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and protein powder.
  4. Mix in the peanut butter mixture into the oat mixture and combine until everything is well combined. you might need to switch to using your hands.
  5. Roll out 20-24 small round balls. You want these to be bite sized, about 1 Tablespoon or so.
  6. Place the completed bars on the lined tray.
  7. Place the tray in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to firm up.

Chocolate PB Energy Balls

Storage Information

  • Store these in the fridge in an air tight container for up to 1 week.
  • Freeze in an air tight container for up to 3 months. Then thaw overnight in the fridge when you are ready to eat.

Add these to your weekly meal plan, and check out other easy recipes to cook with kids!

Sugar Free Energy Balls Recipe

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Yield: 20 servings

Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Sugar Free Energy Balls Recipe

These easy on-the-go chocolate peanut butter energy balls are perfect snacks for when you need a little energy, but not the sugar rush or too-full feeling associated with pre-workout eating!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1 TBSP coconut oil
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 TBSP chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop protein powder (either chocolate or vanilla)

Instructions

  1. Line a plate or baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Melt the peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil together until it becomes thin and liquid. It doesn't need to cook, just warm up.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, flaxseed, chia seeds, cocoa powder, vanilla, and protein powder.
  4. Using a rubber spatula, mix in the peanut butter/honey mixture into the oat mixture until well combined. You might need to switch to using your hands.
  5. Using your hands, roll out 20-24 small round balls. You want these to be bite sized, about 1 TBSP worth at a time.
  6. Place all the bites on the lined tray, and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to firm up.
  7. Store in a covered container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
  8. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 116Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 5g

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Tiff

Tuesday 15th of August 2017

I made these yesterday and they are very tasty. Thank you for the recipe. They have the texture of cookie dough without too much sweetness and more nutrition. I would recommend someone try this easy recipe if it's their first time making protein bites.

However, I am worried about the raw oats because they are not good for digestion (search "raw oats in protein bites" or "raw oats digestion"). Next time I will try cooking the oats very vigorously until they are dry before adding it with extra protein powder or flax to help the bites form. I have seen uncooked oats in many other protein bite and smoothie recipes. However people should drink a lot of water when eating any uncooked oats and ideally boil the oats first if possible.

Thank you

Ally's Sweet & Savory Eats

Wednesday 19th of July 2017

I hope I teach my kids to be KIND. Always. Being nice to people can be sure a rare trait these days.

I have everything for these bites!!!

Jenni

Thursday 20th of July 2017

YES! Kindness is so important!

Melissa

Wednesday 19th of July 2017

I just worked out today for the first time in awhile and could definitely have used energy bites to curb my sweet tooth this afternoon. I'll be making these asap! :)

Andrea

Wednesday 19th of July 2017

These look yummy! Thanks for the opportunity to win prizes!!! 🎉

Dora

Wednesday 19th of July 2017

Can I substitute the honey for maple syrup? These look great!

Jenni

Thursday 20th of July 2017

You definitely can!

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