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Healthy Peanut Butter Energy Balls No-Bake Recipe

Healthy Peanut Butter  Energy Balls No-Bake Recipe

Are you always looking for healthy snacks but aren’t sure what to make? Snacks for the kids after school or something for you to eat late at night? Try this quick and healthy peanut butter energy balls recipe the whole family will love. 

What makes the recipe so quick is it’s a no-bake recipe that anyone can make.  The chocolate peanut butter energy balls are so delicious my kids come home begging for them after school and my husband and I find ourselves snacking on them after the kids go to bed. 

This healthy energy balls recipe is so easy to make you will be whipping them up all the time.

4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Balls Recipe. A no bake recipe that's easy to make and your kids will love. These healthy energy balls have oatmeal, peanut butter, chocolate, and honey. Great healthy snack. #energyballs, #healthysnack, #nobakerecipe

Peanut Butter Energy Balls Recipe

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What makes this Peanut Butter Energy Balls recipe so easy is there are only four ingredients and no baking just mix them up.

Start with these four ingredients

  • 1 Cup of Oats
  • 2/3 cup of peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp of honey
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chips

First Step is to add all the ingredients into a bowl.

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Second step is to mix all the ingredients together.

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Next, put the bowl in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes or until the peanut butter has hardened enough to mold into balls. If you skip this step the peanut butter is too sticky to work well.

After the mixture cools take it out and use a spoon to create small balls out of the mixture. Then the peanut butter energy balls are ready to eat.  Can you believe it is that easy!! No baking and no cooking just mixing up four ingredients and you’re done. You can even let the kids help you make it.

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Keep whatever leftovers you have in a Tupperware container in the refrigerator until you are ready to eat them again. Sometimes I even make a double batch so we can have them all week as a snack.  I hope your family will enjoy these as much as mine have!

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[recipe title=”Quick and Easy Energy Balls Recipe” servings=”4-5″ time=”5 mins” difficulty=”easy”]


  • 1 Cup of Oats
  • 2/3 cup of peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp of honey
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chips


  1. Add all four of the ingredients into a bowl and mix them together.
  2. Put the bowl in the refrigerator for at least 20 or until the peanut butter is firm enough to mold into balls.
  3. Use a spoon to create small balls out of the mixture.

Now they are ready to eat. Keep any leftovers in a Tupperware container in the refrigerator. If you want to make them a little healthier add a 1/3 cup of flax seeds.



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Lauren Mulkey

Friday 8th of October 2021

I made these yesterday and love them. I like how simple they are and wasn't sure if they would be sweet enough, but they are just right!!! Thank you for sharing


Wednesday 13th of October 2021

Thanks, Lauren I am so glad you liked them. This is my kid's favorite after-school snack and I make them all the time. So glad to hear you enjoyed them too!

Kay Kathleen

Monday 9th of April 2018

Yum! These look delicious! I also wanted to say that I absolutely love your blog! I'm a mom of 3 and I need tips like these on the daily! With that said, I have nominated you for the Liebster Award 2018! If you would like to accept this nomination, you can go to my Liebster 2018 post, and just leave me a note in the comments. The instructions for how to accept the nomination are also listed in my post (if you scroll down). No pressure to accept! Either way is totally up to you!


Tuesday 10th of April 2018

Thank you Kay! I am so glad you enjoy reading my blog. I will take a look at your Liebster Award on your site. Thank you for nominating me!


Thursday 15th of February 2018

Look great! Will try!


Thursday 15th of February 2018

Hope you enjoy it!!