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These no-bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Bites are made with only 6 ingredients and makes a wholesome healthy snack.  

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No-Bake Energy Bites

These no-bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Bites also known as Peanut Butter Power Balls make a sweet and healthy snack for any time of the day. Loaded with healthy fats, no added sugar, and made with only 6 simple ingredients.  

This simple recipe takes 10 minutes to make and is easy to store in the refrigerator for a snack all week long to make it super convenient. 

Energy Bites have always been a favorite go-to snack of mine. Some of my other no-bake energy bites recipes are my Healthy Pumpkin Energy Bites,  Cranberry Almond Energy Bites, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites and Peanut Butter Energy Bites

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Ingredients Needed

Oats: old-fashioned roll oats are the base of this recipe. You can make this recipe gluten-free by using gluten-free oats. Do not use instant or steel cut oats for this recipe.  

Peanut butter: creamy is my favorite to use. If you want your energy bites to be crunchy, use crunchy peanut butter. This will bind all of the ingredients together. For an even healthier recipe, use natural peanut butter. 

Semi-sweet mini chocolate chips: you can also use regular chocolate chips, milk or dark chocolate chips.

Honey: this natural sweetener adds the perfect amount of sweetness to the energy bites. This will also help bind all of the energy bites together.

Ground cinnamon: goes so well with chocolate and peanut butter. 

Vanilla extract: adds and enhances the flavors.

How To Make Energy Bites

COMBINE ALL INGREDIENTS. Add all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Stir until combined.
 
MAKE INTO BITES. Use a mini ice cream scoop or your hands to roll out 15 energy bites. Place in the refrigerator until ready to eat. Store in an airtight container.
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This no-bake energy bites recipe comes together in minutes and all you do is mix the ingredients together, scoop and roll into balls. These delicious energy bites are perfect for on the go and make an easy snack.

Kids will even love them too because they are sweet and have chocolate chips!

Read my tips on how to make this kid-friendlier below.

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Other Ingredients To Add

Chopped nuts: adds extra protein, texture and crunch! Chopped almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, walnut or cashews work well. 

White chocolate chips or shredded coconut: adds sweetness.

Cocoa powder: if you want to add a chocolatey flavor. 

Nut butter: of course these wouldn’t be called Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Bites without the peanut butter but you can also use almond butter or any other favorite nut butter instead. 

Chia seeds: adds additional fiber.

Dried fruit pieces: raisins, dried cranberries, dried cherries are excellent choices. 

Mini M&Ms or sprinkles: adds color and fun for kids. 

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Tips 

Add more honey: if the oatmeal mixture seems to be a little dry after mixing together all of the ingredients, add an extra drizzle of honey. 

Make into bars: instead of making these into a bite-sized snack, make these into bars by pressing the oatmeal mixture into an 8 x 8-inch baking dish lined with parchment paper, refrigerate and cut into bars. 

Kid-friendly energy bites: add mini M&Ms or sprinkles to make them colorful and fun for the kids to enjoy. 

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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Bites

These no-bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Bites are made with only 6 ingredients and make a wholesome healthy snack. 
3.81 from 159 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: energy bites recipe, no bake energy bites, peanut butter energy bites, recipe energy bites
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 15 energy bites

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter melted
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup honey melted
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Stir until combined.
  • Use a mini ice cream scoop or your hands to roll out 15 energy bites. Place in the refrigerator until ready to eat. Store in an airtight container.
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Notes

  1. Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 10 days for maximum freshness in flavor. 
  2. If the oatmeal mixture seems to be a little dry after mixing together all of the ingredients, add an extra drizzle of honey. 
  3. Make into bars by pressing the oatmeal mixture into an 8 x 8 inch baking dish lined with parchment paper, refrigerate and cut into bars. 
  4. Add mini M&Ms or sprinkles to make them colorful and fun for the kids to enjoy. 
Read all of my tips on this blog post about alternative ingredients and variations you could use in this recipe. 

Last updated July 11, 2022. Originally posted on July 17, 2021 by  Kathryn Donangelo

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36 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    What a perfect little snack; I made them and gifted some to my neighbors. Everyone enjoyed them. Make more this weekend.

  2. 5 stars
    These were fantastic! So easy to make and so easy to grab when that afternoon slump hit. And no guilt either! lol I tried rolling mine in toasted coconut and they were a hit with the hubs too.

  3. 5 stars
    I am always looking for different flavors of energy bites. These Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Bites makes a great, quick snack on busy days.

  4. 5 stars
    What a great snack bites idea! Love how they’re so easy to make and also perfect for a go-to snack!

  5. 5 stars
    My family and I love this recipe! My kids just love the energy bites that are rolled into balls. Great way to get some good nutrition!

  6. These are such a great on-the-go treat! I love always have some ready in the freezer. I definitely need to try your recipe! One can never have enough energy ball recipes. 🙂

  7. 5 stars
    These are such a little tasty snack! They really keep you satisfied, and I love how quickly and easily they come together.

    1. Hi Brenda, yes you can use maple syrup as a sub for honey. You may have to add more oats since the syrup isn’t as thick as the honey. I hope you love these Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Bites! 🙂

  8. 5 stars
    So easy to make and such a great snack! My family and I agree that these bites are so much better than any store-bought candy bars.

  9. 5 stars
    These energy balls were so delicious, I’m having to change my fiancés diet and mine so searching for something we both like as a snack I thought would be hard, not at all! Also, I melted the peanut butter and honey in the same dish and stirred it. Amazing!!

  10. 5 stars
    I made these for my family last night and everyone loved them! There are only 3 people in my family, but we ate all of them in a few days. I can’t wait to make these again. Definitely a new family favorite. Thank you!

  11. Hi! Do these need to stay refrigerated? Our Girl Scout troop is taking a train to DC overnight and won’t have access to a refrigerator! Thanks!

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