Peanut Butter Protein Energy Bites made with oats, dark chocolate chips, chia seeds and flax! A great source of protein, fiber, and healthy fats. They’re perfect as a snack or breakfast on the go. Filling, require no baking, healthy, and delicious!
These peanut butter protein energy bites are known as many things: protein balls, power bites, energy balls, etc. There’s a crap ton of recipes for energy balls on the internet, but this one just happens to be my favorite.
Look, I love variety as much as the next guy, but keeping it simple is always best. How simple? No baking, less than 10 ingredients and 10 minutes of your time. That’s how easy! Shall we?
Start With Your Base Ingredients
Peanut butter works as the binder, but also provides sustaining energy, healthy fats, and kids love it. My favorite natural peanut butter is Smucker’s. It’s just peanuts, a little salt, and rather inexpensive. (Feel free to use other types of nut butter)
Flavor & Extras
Next, it’s all about the extras. And, as long as they’re healthy preferences you can’t go wrong. But, here is what I chose.
I used coconut, non-dairy chocolate chips, some maple syrup, and a little splash of vanilla for my flavors. And, for the “super food” add-ins I used ground flax and chia seeds. Flax and chia are super healthy and a great source of Omega-3’s, protein, and fiber.
Great For Adults & Kids
No doubt these Peanut Butter Protein Energy Bites are a great midday snack for adults. But, they’re even better for kids.
Let me explain.
What happens when you take your kids shopping and they get hungry? It has the potential to be a miserable time. But, there’s no need to worry. Just keep a few of these on hand and problem solved. You’re welcome.
Peanut Butter Protein Energy Bites
Try these Peanut Butter Protein Energy Bites, I’m sure you’ll love them. They’re…
Full of protein and healthy fats
Easy to make
Here are some more delicious, peanut buttery, and healthy snacks you and your kids will love! Try my Grilled Peanut Butter Banana & Jelly Sandwich, Chocolate Peanut Butter Hummus, and No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie!
Did you make this recipe? Let me know! Be sure and leave a comment below with a STAR rating. And, share a picture by tagging me on Instagram and use the hashtag #shaneandsimple. I want to see your work. Enjoy!
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2/3 cup shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter or nut butter of choice
- 1/2 cup ground flax seed (flax meal)
- 1/2 cup non-dairy chocolate chips (optional)
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor.
- Blend until the oats are chopped and a dough is formed. Usually about 30 seconds.
- Scoop out 2 Tbsp. of the mixture and form into a ball. Set on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes or until ready to eat. Can be kept in the fridge up to a week.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 224 Total Fat: 14g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 71mg Carbohydrates: 22g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 12g Protein: 6g