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These no-bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Bites are made with only 6 ingredients and makes a wholesome healthy snack.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Other Healthy Snack Recipes
- Date Bars (made with an Oatmeal Crust)
- Berry Fruit Salad
- Gingerbread Oatmeal
- Best Gluten-Free Banana Bread
- Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies
- Homemade Granola Bars
- Yogurt Granola Cups
- Healthy Banana Nut Muffins
- Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies
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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Bites
- 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
- 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.
- Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 10 days for maximum freshness in flavor.
- 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 by pressing the oatmeal mixture into an 8 x 8 inch baking dish lined with parchment paper, refrigerate and cut into bars.
- Add mini M&Ms or sprinkles to make them colorful and fun for the kids to enjoy.
Last updated July 11, 2022. Originally posted on July 17, 2021 by Kathryn Donangelo