These energy bake balls are made with only six ingredients. These are the perfect healthy breakfast or snacks. It’s one of my favorite recipes. Easy and no-bake.
These energy bites have 6 grams of protein each, and they taste like cookie dough. I have made these energy balls many times, and as soon as my stash in the freezer is almost gone, I just have to throw another batch! These bad boys are my favorite healthy breakfast, snack, and dessert!
What You Need To Make These Energy Balls
Protein Powder: My favorite to use is a vanilla protein powder, but you can use any flavor you like! Chocolate protein powder has been one of my favorite options, too! If making these energy balls vegan, simply use vegan protein powder.
Honey: This helps stick everything together! Use pure maple syrup for a vegan version.
Peanut Butter: I like to use creamy no stir peanut butter. This has a little added sugar in it.
Salt: This lets the flavor pop!
Rolled Oats: Delicious and inexpensive and helps the energy balls taste like cookie dough.
Chocolate chips: I preferred mini chocolate chips.
How To Make Energy Balls
Step 1: Using a rubber spatula, combine the peanut butter, rolled oats, honey, salt, chocolate chips, and protein powder until well combined.
Step 2: Onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper, drop the energy bite batter. I use a mini cookie scoop to scoop the batter.
Step 3: Using your hands, shape the batter into around 1-inch balls.
Step 4: Set the energy balls in the fridge until firm to the touch.
After the energy balls are firmed up, they are ready to serve! Or you can keep them for later. Transfer them into a ziploc bag and freeze.
Easily customize these energy bites. Here are some ways to do that:
You can add:
- shredded coconut
- chia seeds
- chopped nuts
- ground flax seed
- chopped dried fruit
- different kinds of chocolate chips
To switch up the taste, you are also welcome to use other varieties of nut butter and protein powder.
Are these energy balls good for you?
Without a doubt! These are packed with healthy fats and protein.
Is protein powder necessary?
This prevents the batter from getting sticky. If you do not want to use protein powder, you can replace it with more rolled oats or oat flour.
To make your oat flour, simply grind some rolled oats in a blender.
How long can I store these energy balls?
These can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Easy No-Bake Energy Balls
- 1 ⅓ c. old-fashioned oats rolled oats
- ½ c. vanilla protein powder
- 1 ½ c. no-stir creamy peanut butter
- ½ c. honey
- ½ c. mini dark chocolate chips
- ⅛ tsp salt
- In a mixing bowl, combine the no-stir creamy peanut butter, honey, rolled oats, vanilla protein powder, salt, and mini dark chocolate chips. Make sure to use a rubber spatula to mix the ingredients until well blended.
- Using a mini cookie scoop or spoon, drop the energy balls onto a cookie sheet covered with wax paper.
- Shape the batter using your hands to shape them into 1-inch balls.
- Keep them in the fridge to harden.
- Then, transfer the energy balls to a Ziploc bag and freeze them.