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Peanut Butter Energy Balls

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These peanut butter energy balls are literally the most simple and easiest food recipe ever!

Energy balls (sometimes called protein balls) are a great snack option because they are typically made with wholesome ingredients that provide a range of nutrients and health benefits.

Protein balls are typically made with ingredients that are high in carbohydrates, which can provide a quick boost of energy to help you power through your day.

Energy balls are often made with ingredients like nut butters and protein powder, which are good sources of protein and can make you feel full.

But my favorite reason to make these is that they are a healthy and convenient snack option for my preteen!

There are so many variations of these oatmeal balls but I am going to share my favorite with you today.

Generally, the base ingredients stay the same and I just switch out the dried fruit, chocolate chips, and similar items to switch it up.

Are Energy Balls Good For You

I get asked a lot if these peanut butter energy balls are actually good for you and I can say YES they are!

Many energy ball recipes include ingredients like nuts and seeds, which are good sources of healthy fats.

Healthy fats are important for maintaining healthy skin and hair and can also help reduce inflammation in the body.

Oats, nuts, and seeds are also rich in fiber which is important for digestive health and can help you feel full and satisfied for longer periods of time.

white bowl of energy balls on a counter.

Why You’ll Love These Peanut Butter Energy Balls

  • Easy to make!
  • No baking is needed to make these.
  • These are sweet yet give you an energy boost!
  • Simple ingredients.
ingredients needed to make these peanut butter energy balls.

Ingredients

Peanut Butter Energy Balls Recipe

1. Place all ingredients into a large bowl and mix until combined.

2. Place the bowl of granola in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or in the freezer for 15 minutes to bind the ingredients.

3. Remove the bowl from the refrigerator or freezer and using a tablespoon and measure 1 tablespoon size oatballs. With clean hands roll into balls.

4. Place each ball into a parchment paper-lined container and store it in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are energy balls high in sugar? Loading energy balls with high protein, fats, and fiber help to offset the sweet ingredients but make sure to opt for all-natural, organic ingredients to maximize the health benefits.
  • Why are my protein balls falling apart? They may be too dry or too wet. If they are too dry, try adding a little more peanut butter. If they are too wet then add some more oats.
  • Can I freeze energy bites? Yes, you can!! Freeze them in an air-tight container, which can be glass or plastic for up to 3 months.
  • What can I use instead of honey in protein balls? You can use stevia, agave, or maple syrup.
close up of what an energy ball looks like with all the ingredients together and after it has been refrigerated.

How to Store

  • Room Temperature – Do not leave them out for too long or they will spoil quickly.
  • Refrigerate – Store these oatmeal balls for up to a week in an air-tight container.
  • Freeze – Freeze in an air-tight container for up to three months.
Energy balls lined up on a white cutting board. Including a bowl of cranberries.

More Delicious Dessert Ideas

Just in case you want a little more inspiration to bake, here are some yummy and delicious ideas to get you started!

Peanut Butter Energy Balls

These easy to make and simple ingredient protein balls are great healthy snack options the whole family will love.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 15 people

Equipment

  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Serving Bowl
  • Spoon

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into a large bowl and mix until combined.
  • Place the bowl of granola in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or in the freezer for 15 minutes to bind the ingredients.
  • Remove the bowl from the refrigerator or freezer and using a tablespoon and measure 1 tablespoon size oatballs. With clean hands roll into balls.
  • Place each ball into a parchment paper-lined container and store it in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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