Recipe: No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bites
Pre + Post Workout Recipes, Snack and Appetizer Recipes
Why buy expensive power bars when these no-bake energy balls are so darn tasty & EASY! These little energy bites 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)
- 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
- Mix up all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl (leaving out chocolate chips).
- Using a spoon make round ball shapes and place on cookie sheet.
- 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
Protein: 13 gram(s)
Fat: 16 gram(s)
Carbohydrates: 23 gram(s)
Fiber: 6 gram(s)
Sugar: 6 gram(s)
From the kitchen of: Get Healthy U
Kathryn on August 23, 2019 at 12:58 PM
Pretty good snack! My almond butter doesn't have salt, so guys I added like a teaspoon of coarse sea salt- oh my, so good! Thanks Get Healthy U team!
Carla on February 13, 2017 at 3:16 PM
What if you don't have banana and only have chocolate peanut butter protein mix?
Chris Freytag on February 13, 2017 at 3:25 PM
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!
LeeAnn on September 30, 2016 at 8:11 AM
I don't use protein powder but am open to it. Are there sources or brands you can recommend?
Chris Freytag on September 30, 2016 at 9:35 AM
Hi LeeAnn - I use Bi-Pro whey protein and absolutely love it. You can find it here: https://gethealthyu.com/product-category/nutrition-and-supplements/ in several different flavors :) Hope you enjoy!
Kerry on May 17, 2016 at 1:39 PM
Is the oatmeal old fashioned or quick?
Chris Freytag on May 18, 2016 at 9:46 AM
We use old fashioned!
Danielle on February 22, 2016 at 3:13 PM
Fan we replace the protein powder by something else or omit it? I usually don't use it.
Chris Freytag on February 22, 2016 at 3:53 PM
Yes, feel free to omit!
Heather on May 27, 2015 at 12:35 PM
Can you use Flax seed in place of the Chia seed ??
Chris Freytag on April 27, 2015 at 8:56 AM
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.
Nik on March 19, 2015 at 3:17 PM
Can you freeze these to eat later?
Nik on March 18, 2015 at 10:34 PM
Can these be frozen?
Chris Freytag on February 15, 2015 at 12:34 PM
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!