These easy Peanut Butter Energy Balls are healthy snacks, that are gluten free and made in 30 minutes or less, for people who are on the go!

kid friendly Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Peanut Butter Energy Balls

This simple Peanut Butter Energy Balls recipe has been on our snack list all summer long. Between trips to the pool, soccer camp, and long summer days sometimes it’s hard to find time to squeeze in a healthy snack. This summer I’ve been whipping up these no bake energy bites that the kids and I can grab as a quick snack when we’re on the go.

Keeping the kids energy up is important and I’ve tried a bunch of different snacks but so far everyone’s favorite are these super easy Peanut Butter Energy Balls. My goal was to make something the kids could eat quickly during practice or a game and these little balls of peanut butter chocolate goodness are the perfect on the go energy boost.

Peanut Butter Energy Balls | If your kids play sports you’re probably always looking for healthy snack for sports. These easy peanut butter energy balls are packed full of protein and a few delicious chocolate chips to help keep your kid’s energy up when they play sports. This easy sports snack recipe for kids will keep the whole team happy!

Packed with peanut butter, peanuts, oats, and a little honey and chocolate for sweetness this is one of my favorite energy bite recipes! You can make a batch in less than 30 minutes, and there are tons of ways to change up the recipe for different flavor combinations.

What is in Peanut Butter Energy Balls?

  • Peanut butter – You can also use almond butter
  • Honey
  • Old Fashions Oats – I know some recipes use quick oats and you certainly can if you prefer. I like the texture of rolled oats better.
  • Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Peanuts – switch out for chopped almonds if you prefer!
bite size Peanut Butter Energy Balls

How to Make Peanut Butter Energy Balls

  1. Add peanut butter and honey to a bowl and stir together.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Place in refrigerator for at least 20 minutes to chill.
  4. Remove from refrigerator form mixture into 1 inch balls.

I make a big batch of energy bites at the beginning of the week and keep them in the refrigerator for a quick and easy after school snack, after work-out pick-me-up, or a grab-and-go snack before soccer practice.

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Servings: 10 balls
Prep Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 25 mins

Peanut Butter Energy Balls

These easy peanut butter energy balls are packed full of protein and a few delicious chocolate chips to help keep your kid’s energy up when they play sports.
Peanut Butter Energy Balls | If your kids play sports you’re probably always looking for healthy snack for sports. These easy peanut butter energy balls are packed full of protein and a few delicious chocolate chips to help keep your kid’s energy up when they play sports. This easy sports snack recipe for kids will keep the whole team happy!
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5 from 2 votes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 c Creamy peanut butter
  • ¾ c Rolled Oats
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • 1/2 c Mini Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 c Crushed Peanuts

Instructions

  • Add peanut butter and honey to a bowl and stir together.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and stir to combine.
  • Place in refrigerator for at least 20 minutes to chill.
  • Remove from refrigerator form mixture into 1 inch balls.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1ball, Calories: 110kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 36mg, Potassium: 26mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Iron: 0.9mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Snack

This recipe was originally published on 5/2/2017. It was republished with slightly updated text on 8/30/19.