These Peanut Butter Energy Bites are packed with protein and healthy fats from chia, flax, coconut, oats and sweetened naturally with honey.
I love a healthy snack that I can take on the go. And these high-protein no-bake peanut butter energy bites are the perfect portable solution. They're full of nutrition from good-for-you ingredients like shredded coconut, flax seeds, and nut butter. Plus, they're easy to store in the refrigerator or freezer for a make-ahead treat.
If you're looking for a healthy snack that's gluten free, dairy-free and easily made vegan, you're going to love these energy bites!
How to Make Peanut Butter Energy Bites
This recipe has a total time of 10 minutes and requires just one bowl. If you have a food processor, you can blend everything together in no time.
And even without a food processor, all you need is a medium bowl and a sturdy spoon to give everything a good stir until you have a uniform mixture.
Ingredients You'll Need
Here's what you need to make these healthy energy bites with peanut butter:
- Creamy peanut butter. I recommend natural nut butter because it contains less sugar and fewer preservatives.
- Honey. For a vegan version, substitute the honey for maple syrup or agave.
- Rolled oats. Look for certified gluten free if necessary.
- Shredded coconut. I love the creaminess coconut adds to the energy bites. Not to mention plenty of fiber!
- Chia seeds. These are a high-fiber, high-omega seed that also helps bind the energy bites together.
- Flaxseed meal. You can use regular or golden ground flaxseed.
- Chocolate chips. I like to use semi-sweet mini chocolate chips to make these balls taste like a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie.
How to Store Energy Bites
When you've shaped the energy balls, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer. They'll last in the fridge for up to a week. In the freezer, you can store them for up to three months.
Let the balls defrost on the center for a few minutes before enjoying.
Ingredient Substitutions& Swaps
It's easy to play with this recipe to add your favorite flavors or make them allergy-friendly. For example:
- Make nut-free energy bites by substituting peanut butter for tahini or sunflower seed butter.
- Swap peanut butter for another creamy nut butter like cashew butter or almond butter.
- Add a dash of vanilla or almond extract for extra flavor.
- Add your favorite protein powder
- Fold in dried fruit like cranberries or raisins
I like to pack these bites for a car trip or any time I'm traveling. They also make a great healthy dessert that tastes like cookie dough!
More Energy Bite Recipes
If you make this energy balls recipe, be sure to let me know what you think with a comment below!
Peanut Butter Energy Bites
- ¾ cup peanut butter
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 ½ cups oats
- ¼ cup shredded coconut
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- ¼ cup flaxseed meal
- ⅓ cup chocolate chips/chunks
- Add all the ingredients into a mixing bowl. Stir together until a sticky dough forms.
- Roll the mixture into balls.
- Store in the fridge or freezer for best results.
Storage Tips:These energy balls are best stored in the fridge or freezer so they say firm and hold together.
- Refrigerator: keep in a sealed container for up to 10 days
- Freezer: keep in a sealed container for up to 6 months
11 comments on “Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Bites”
Excellent, I love this recipe. Super healthy, delicious, and very easy. Thank you for share it!
So glad you enjoyed!!
I MADE THIS RECIPE ABOUT 10 TIMES.
LOVE IT. I HAVE NEVER HAD A BAD RECIPE
FROM YOU. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. PAT.
Thank you so much, Pat!!❤️
This sounds so yummy — and easy to make since I have all the ingredients on end. Will make today! Thanks for the great idea. (P.S. In your description for “honey” above you need to change the phrase “substitute for” to say “substitute with.” You either substitute the honey WITH something else, or you take the something else and substitute it FOR (meaning “in place of”) the honey. But you aren’t substituting the honey FOR the syrup here, rather it’s the other way around. Hope that makes sense.)
Thanks, Natalie 🙂
Hi Alyssa !
I tried those wonderful energy balls for snack and they are sooooo good ! I can’t believe they was that easy to make. I loved the fact that you don’t even need any food processor to make them : it’s a real plus as a student ! Thank you so much for this amazing recipe which is both delicious, well balanced, cheap, quick and easy to make <3
Have a wonderful day and take care <3
You’re so welcome! Thrilled they worked well for you and you enjoyed them! xx
Is the coconut just another helpful binding ingredient? I’m trying to figure out the. Eat substitute for it since I’m allergic to coconut.
I would recommend dried fruit, like Medjool dates, as a substitute for the coconut
I make these every week to have as a nutritious snack to start my day with my morning coffee . Thank you !