peanut butter energy balls

Peanut Butter Energy Balls – Ready in 15 Minutes

In Brunch, Desserts & Drinks, Snacks by sarawalkenbach7 Comments

Peanut Butter Energy Balls are the one thing I make that my kids never waiver on. They may all of a sudden not like carrots. Out of the blue, they may no longer like cheese that is white. They have even stopped liking eggs from time to time.

But these balls, my friends, are always a hit. Plus, they are ready in only 15 minutes.

peanut butter energy balls
15 minute snack the whole family will love.

Looking for more snack ideas for kids, you’ll love my 8 Healthy Kid Snacks article.

These aren’t only good for kids; adults love them too. What’s not to love with peanut butter, honey, and chocolate chips?

No Baking

Peanut Butter Energy balls are just about the easiest thing to make. You most likely have everything you need already in your pantry. They require no baking. You really can just eye ball the ingredients. The less dirty dishes the better, right?!

no bake energy balls are so easy and ready in 15 minutes
Ready in 15 minutes and no baking required, make these your new favorite snack.

Health Benefits

I started making these for myself when I first had kids. When you are too busy to sit down and eat, or just straight forget to eat (I never have that problem) these will definitely keep you going.


Flax seeds are a great source for all three of these:

  • Fiber
  • Protein
  • Omega 3s

Chia seeds are loaded with antioxidants and nutrients. Check out all the benefits of Chia seeds in the article, 7 Enticing Health Benefits of Chia Seeds at, written by Kris Gunnars and Lizzie Streit.

The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is straight good for your soul. I’m telling you, these balls are everything you need in a snack.

Make These Energy Balls Your Own

Without a doubt, the recipe below is one of my family’s favorites. The possibilities are endless when it comes to the add ins. Here are a few other options:

Need more peanut butter and chocolate in your life? If you like this recipe, you’ll love my Healthy & Hearty Banana Breakfast Cookie recipe!

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no bake energy balls are so easy and ready in 15 minutes

Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Sara Walkenbach
No baking, ready in 15 minutes, these delicious energy balls are your new favorite snack.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 38 balls
Calories 94 kcal


  • 1 small cookie scoop optional


  • 2 cups Quick Oats
  • 3/4 cup Natural Peanut Butter creamy or crunchy
  • 1/2 cup Raw Honey
  • 1/2 cup Almonds chopped
  • 1/4 cup Flax Seeds ground
  • 1/4 cup Chia Seeds
  • 1/2 cup Mini Chocolate Chips
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt optional


  • In a large bowl, add all ingredients.
  • With a spatula or heavy spoon, mix all ingredients together.
  • Roll into 1" to 1.5" balls, using a small cookie scoop and your hands.
  • Enjoy! Put in air tight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.



These Energy Balls freeze well.
If you have a nut allergy, or want to pack these in your kid’s lunch for school, swap out the peanut butter and almonds for sunflower butter and sunflower seeds.
Swap out the chocolate chips for Cacao Nibs.
Add in 1/4 cup of Goji berries.
Add in Sprinkles.


Calories: 94kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 40mgPotassium: 74mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 6IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg
Keyword 15 minute snack, energy balls, no bake, peanut butter energy balls
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  1. 5 stars
    Loved this easy recipe. Great snack for all. Even the grandkids love them!

    1. Author

      Yay! So glad the grandkids liked them. They are a favorite with my kiddos as well. Thank you!

5 from 3 votes

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