Delicious Peanut Butter Energy Balls made with creamy peanut butter, whole grain oats, and the perfect amount of chocolate chips.

The Best Sea Salt Peanut Butter Energy Balls

If you need more healthy snack ideas then you are going to love this recipe! These Peanut Butter Energy Balls are the perfect blend of creamy nut butter, whole grain oats, chia seeds, maple syrup, and of course a few chocolate chips.

These healthy little bites come together quickly and store incredibly well in the fridge or freezer. I promise you’ll love these!

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energy ball ingredients

No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Energy Ball Ingredients

Creamy Peanut Butter: I like to grab a creamy peanut butter with no added oils or flavorings.

Maple Syrup: to sweeten the bites a bit we’re adding maple syrup. You could sub this for honey if you prefer.

Vanilla Extract: this adds a little delicious vanilla flavor to each bite.

Old-Fashioned Oats: whole grain old-fashioned oats give these peanut butter energy balls the best texture and flavor. If you need to keep this recipe gluten free then be sure to choose certified gluten free old-fashioned oats.

Chia Seeds: this healthy little seeds at some extra healthy fat, fiber, and protein.

Chocolate Chips: dark chocolate chips add some good crunch as well as the perfect chocolate flavor to pair with the peanut butter. If you need to keep this recipe completely dairy free then be sure to use dairy free chocolate chips. 

Sea Salt: a little sea salt in each bite pairs perfectly with the chocolate and peanut butter. Plus, you can sprinkle on a little flaky sea salt right before serving!

Kitchen Essentials

chocolate chips, oats, and sea salt in bowl

How to Make Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Step One: In a large mixing bowl combine the peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla.

Step Two: Add the oats, chocolate chips, chia seeds, and salt and mix until well combined and it resembles cookie dough.

Step Three: Place the “dough” in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to chill.

Step Four: Once the mix has chilled, take it out of the fridge and use a tablespoon measure or cookie scoop to scoop the dough and then form it into small balls by rolling them in between your hands. 

Step Five: Enjoy! Store any leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge or freezer.

batter in mixing bowl

Can I Add Protein Powder?

Yes! You can one scoop of plain or vanilla protein to these energy balls. If you prefer, you could add a scoop of chocolate protein if you want the balls to have more of a chocolate flavor.

Can I Add Other Mix-Ins?

Yes! You could add a tablespoon of ground flax seed, pumpkin seeds, or dried fruit if you like.

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My Favorite Tips and Tricks

  • Be sure to grab old-fashioned rolled oats for this recipe and not quick oats. Using quick oats will change the texture and the balls won’t hold up.
  • You can leave out the chocolate chips if you like for chocolate free energy bites. You can also use mini chocolate chips if you prefer.
  • Feel free to switch up the nut butter if you like! Almond butter or cashew butter will both work in this recipe.

How to Store

Store these energy balls in the fridge for up to one week or keep them in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Peanut Butter Energy Balls

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  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Delicious Peanut Butter Energy Balls made with creamy peanut butter, whole grain oats, and the perfect amount of chocolate chips.


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • flaky sea salt, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine the peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla.
  2. Add the oats, chocolate chips, chia seeds, and salt and mix until well combined and it resembles cookie dough.
  3. Place the “dough” in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to chill.
  4. Once the mix has chilled, take it out of the fridge and use a tablespoon measure or cookie scoop to scoop the dough and then form it into small balls by rolling them in between your hands.
  5. Enjoy! Store any leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge or freezer.

Recipe by: Ashlea Carver / All the Healthy Things | Photography by: Eat Love Eat

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30 Comments

  1. These are such a hit in our house! Thank you for all the wonderful recipes! My batter is slightly dry and becomes increasingly difficult to stick together. I do omit the coconut and add one scoop of protein powder. Do you have any suggestions to remedy this issue?






    1. Ashlea Carver says:

      Hi, Margaret! I’d suggest adding a bit more peanut butter! depending on the brand, the protein powder can dry things out a bit but adding more pb should help!

  2. Helene Scharf says:

    These peanut butter energy bites are delicious.. I have a bag in the freezer right now!






  3. I’ve made these multiples times and love them. Wondering if it’s possible to sub hemp seeds doe the chia)

    1. Ashlea Carver says:

      Hi, Joy Monet! I’m so glad you love them! I definitely think that subbing hemp seeds for the chia will work!

  4. I made these today and they are delicious! They were easy and quick to throw together. They will be the perfect snack throughout the week.

  5. These are the BEST! They are the perfect grab and go snack and everyone always loves them!

    1. Natalie Perkins (ATHT) says:

      I’m so glad you loved them, Tori! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

  6. Lisa Brey says:

    These are so good!! I love having a batch in the freezer for a quick grab and go snack!

    1. Natalie Perkins (ATHT) says:

      I”m so glad you enjoyed the recipe, Lisa! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

  7. Love these! A great snack and easy to mix up.

    1. Ashlea Carver says:

      So happy you loved the recipe, Mary!

  8. Searched for these and made today. Knew they would be as the pumpkin ones were a hit!

    1. Natalie Perkins (ATHT) says:

      Yay! So glad you loved the recipe, Hilary! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

  9. Maritza Patterson says:

    There was no where to print and I like to print my recipes.

  10. Diane Bricco says:

    I crave these things. It’s the first thing I reach for when I want a snack.

  11. These are the best simple sweet treat! You’re right about keeping them in the freezer, yum! Love having these on hand for my kiddos to grab easily.

  12. Just made these yesterday and they are a HUGE hit with the whole family. The addition of the sea salt makes for the perfect balance.

  13. Karen Perry says:

    these are amazing!!! Can’t wait to add it to my regular repetoire!

  14. So delicious and really easy to make if you want a sweet treat fast! Can’t wait to make more of your treats 🙂

  15. I made these today and they’re amazing! My whole family loves them! Such a good snack and so delicious. Will definitely be making these again soon.

  16. Sam Gould says:

    This a favorite at our house! My husband loves them and we make them every couple weeks- always a double batch so we can stock up our freezer. one or two of these are a perfect snack or sweet treat after dinner! We’ve made a couple variations of energy balls over the years but yours have the best peanut butter to oats ratio- and the sea salt makes them even better. Definitely a winner!!