Recipe: No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls

recipe: Snacks and Appetizers

Why buy expensive power bars when these no-bake energy balls are so darn tasty & EASY! These little energy balls are packed with protein, high quality fats, and a bit of dark chocolate to satisfy your sweet tooth. You simply mix up all these tasty ingredients and stick in the fridge to set. Kids love helping make these healthy snacks and eating them it too! You could always use almond or another nut butter instead of peanut butter, but that peanut butter chocolate combo is amazing.

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4 serving(s)

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips (I use the mini chocolate chips with 60% cacao)
  • 1 scoop of vanilla or unflavored protein powder

Directions

  1. Mix up all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl (leaving out chocolate chips).
  2. Using a spoon make round ball shapes and place on cookie sheet.
  3. Sprinkle 6-8 mini dark chocolate chips on each energy ball and place in refrigerator for approximately 35 minutes or until firm.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving Size: 3 energy balls

Calories: 301

Protein: 13 gram(s)

Fat: 16 gram(s)

Carbohydrates: 23 gram(s)

Fiber: 6 gram(s)

Sugar: 6 gram(s)

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14 Comments


on February 13, 2017 at 3:16 PM Reply

What if you don't have banana and only have chocolate peanut butter protein mix?


    on February 13, 2017 at 3:25 PM Reply

    Hi Carla - you can definitely substitute whatever protein mix you have! As far as the banana, we recommend using it as it adds some sweetness as well as allows it to stick together!


on September 30, 2016 at 8:11 AM Reply

I don't use protein powder but am open to it. Are there sources or brands you can recommend?


    on September 30, 2016 at 9:35 AM Reply

    Hi LeeAnn - I use Bi-Pro whey protein and absolutely love it. You can find it here: http://gethealthyu.com/product-category/nutrition-and-supplements/ in several different flavors :) Hope you enjoy!


on May 17, 2016 at 1:39 PM Reply

Is the oatmeal old fashioned or quick?


    on May 18, 2016 at 9:46 AM Reply

    We use old fashioned!


on February 22, 2016 at 3:13 PM Reply

Fan we replace the protein powder by something else or omit it? I usually don't use it.


    on February 22, 2016 at 3:53 PM Reply

    Yes, feel free to omit!


on May 27, 2015 at 12:35 PM Reply

Can you use Flax seed in place of the Chia seed ??


on April 27, 2015 at 8:56 AM Reply

Hi Nik, We have not tried freezing these. I don't think freezing would be a great option because of the banana. This recipe is super easy & quick so I suggest making fresh. They do keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.


on March 19, 2015 at 3:17 PM Reply

Can you freeze these to eat later?


on March 18, 2015 at 10:34 PM Reply

Can these be frozen?


on February 15, 2015 at 12:34 PM Reply

Thank you for pointing that out to us! We have increased the protein powder to 1 scoop. Our nutritional app updated all of the nutritional info. Thanks again!


on February 14, 2015 at 10:32 AM Reply

There is typically 24g of protein in a good protein powder. So the recipe calls for 1/4 scoop = 6g. Then that 1/4 scoop would be divided amongst 4 servings...making each serving have 1/16 of a scoop of protein powder...so 1.5g in each serving. 3 balls in a serving means 0.5g of protein powder in each ball. This says that there are 15g of protein per serving. If 1.5 comes from the powder, what kind of peanut butter and chia seeds are being used to make the remaining 13.5g of protein per serving?! (I'm a math teacher, so naturally I question the accuracy :-)



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