Peanut Butter Protein Balls: Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls for Energy

Peanut Butter Protein Balls — These no-bake peanut butter balls are the perfect energizing snack, and they’re quick and easy to make. Plus, peanut butter energy balls are great to freeze and snack on as you please!

no-bake peanut butter energy bites - sugar and cloth

Lately I’ve been forcing myself to knock things off my to-do list that I’ve been avoiding forever.

First thing on that list was going through the closets at home that I’ve been using to fulfill my “out of sight, out of mind” cleanliness mentality.

If I’ve forgotten I own it, I probably need to do away with it, am I right? It’s been way overdue, but really satisfying to simplify our life. I’m all about living with less “stuff “being just as sweet.

In addition to having Dr. Phil to explain why I don’t need 15 different kinds of glasses for emergency styling purposes during this cleaning spree, I will need extra ENERGY!

Seeing as how the latter is probably the easiest to come by, we’ll start there…

For those of you looking for extra energy in the afternoons, these oatmeal peanut butter balls are the perfect no-bake treat!

no-bake peanut butter energy bites - sugar and cloth

no-bake peanut butter energy bites - sugar and cloth

Peanut Butter Protein Balls Ingredients

The best part about this no-bake peanut balls recipe is that you likely already have all of the ingredients in your pantry. 

You can also easily customize these protein balls however you’d like. For instance, feel free to add a scoop of protein powder for an extra post-workout kick!

Ingredients for these protein-packed oatmeal peanut butter balls —

  • 2 tablespoons of Truvia Brown Sugar Blend (or substitute for your choice of sweetener)
  • 1 3/4 cup of old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup organic peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup mini dark chocolate chips or mini chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of flax seeds
  • Cinnamon, shredded coconut, or edible flowers for garnishing (optional)

For a finer energy ball recipe, you can combine the dry ingredients into a food processor to make a smooth, easy to eat consistency. 

no-bake peanut butter energy bites - sugar and cloth

Simply combine all of the ingredients in a bowl until well mixed. It should be the same consistency as cookie dough!

If the mixture is too sticky, refrigerate the dough for an hour or so to let it harden.

Then begin rolling the mixture into individual bite-sized balls and placing them on wax paper. 

no-bake peanut butter energy bites - sugar and cloth

no-bake peanut butter energy bites - sugar and cloth

How to Serve and Store Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Garnish them with cinnamon powder, shredded coconut, or edible flowers as you’d like, then serve.

Whether you serve the balls at room temperature, straight from the refrigerator, or from the freezer is up to your preference. 

You can store the leftover bites in a container layered with wax paper in the freezer to keep them fresh for a simple and easy snack on the go!

no-bake peanut butter energy bites - sugar and cloth

What Goes in No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls  

You can customize this recipe any way you’d like! Here are a few other ideas for your homemade energy bites…

Ingredient options for customizing your peanut butter energy bites —

  • roll them in rolled oats
  • almond butter
  • nut butter
  • crushed graham crackers 
  • sprinkles
  • roll them in powder sugar

If you haven’t tried the Truvia Brown Sugar Blend for replacing your regular bagged brown sugar in baking recipes yet, you’re missing out!

It tastes and bakes exactly the same as sugar but with the bonus factor of it being 75% fewer calories per serving. That’s what we call calling #winning, my friends!

no-bake peanut butter energy bites - sugar and cloth

no-bake peanut butter energy bites - sugar and cloth

photo of a serving plate with edible flowers a homemade energy bites

Do you have an energy bite recipes that are your go-to?

I’ve tried several, but this peanut butter version is by far my favorite because it’s not too sweet.

Be sure to bookmark some of my other favorite healthy snack and recipe ideas, too! —

How to Make Quick Peanut Butter Protein Balls

a mound of peanut butter balls with coconut flakes, cinnamon, and edible flowers

Quick & Easy Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Print Recipe
4.67 from 3 votes
These no-bake peanut butter balls are the perfect energizing snack.
Total Time10 mins
Course Bites, Snacks
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Truvia brown sugar blend or substitute for a sweetener of your choice
  • 1 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup organic peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup organic honey
  • 1/3 cup mini dark chocolate chips or mini chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds
  • Cinnamon optional for drizzling
  • Coconut flakes optional
  • Edible flowers optional as garnish

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 24
Calories: 123kcal

Notes

  • You can also easily customize these protein balls however you'd like. For instance, feel free to add a scoop of protein powder for an extra post-workout kick! Other options for including in your peanut butter energy bites:
    • Rolled oats
    • Almond butter
    • Nut butter
    • Crushed graham crackers
    • Sprinkles
  • For a finer energy ball recipe, you can combine the dry ingredients into a food processor to make a smooth, easy to eat consistency.
  • You can also store leftover bites in a zip lock bag in the freezer to keep them nice and fresh for a simple and easy snack on the go!

Instructions

  • Simply combine all of the ingredients in a bowl until well mixed. It should be the same consistency as cookie dough.
    photo of ingredients in a bowl for making oatmeal peanut butter balls
  • If the mixture is too sticky, you can refrigerate the dough for an hour or so for it to harden. Then begin rolling the mixture into individual bite-sized balls and placing them on wax paper. 
  • Garnish them with cinnamon powder, shredded coconut, or edible flowers as you'd like, then serve.
    an energy ball with coconut flakes on it
  • photo of a serving plate with edible flowers a homemade energy bites
Cost: $15
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  2. Unless going to do a hard labour in the fields or a construction, no need for extra energy food these days… They to look delicious though :)

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  3. You had me at peanut butter! These sound heavenly and like the perfect desk-snack. Thank you for sharing this oh-so delicious sounding treat :)

    x Ilia from www.iliascupoftea.com

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  4. YUM! These energy bites look delicious! I’m definitely going to have to give these a try real real soon!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

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