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After trying these high protein energy balls, you and your family are going have new favorite treats.
With delicious flavors packed into these no bake energy balls, they are great for breakfast, an afternoon snack, a post-workout snack, or the perfect snack on the go.
My daughter and husband love grabbing these little energy bites when they don’t have time to stop for a meal. Let’s be real…they are also perfect for satisfying that sweet tooth craving. And, they are much healthier than reaching for a cinnamon roll.
Guess how many ingredients you will need for these peanut butter energy bites. Are you ready? You won’t believe it! There are only 6 different ingredients used to make protein energy balls.
It’s true. This great snack has all of the feel-good ingredients you’d want in a single bite.
Ingredients for Peanut Butter Protein Balls
I’m going to share the classic, maybe somewhat tweaked, recipe for oatmeal protein energy balls that everyone will love.
- flax seed
- vanilla extract
- organic peanut butter
- dark chocolate chips
- Old fashioned rolled oats
- coconut flakes
- Pinch of salt (if desired)
If gluten free, you can get certified gluten-free oats. Thankfully, you’ll have little trouble finding gluten free chocolate chips. Chocolate itself does not have gluten. However, the additives can include gluten.
Always be mindful of the ingredients if you have an allergy or food sensitivity.
Flavor Variations for No Bake Protein Energy Bites Recipe
You can find different recipes for flavor variations of this no bake protein balls recipe. For example, if you are craving chocolate protein balls, simply add chocolate protein powder.
Here are a list of alternative ingredients if you’d like to make a variation of the protein energy balls recipe posted below.
- chia seeds
- almond butter, seed butter, or cashew butter in place of natural peanut butter
- cocoa powder
- chocolate protein powder
- peanut butter powder
- vanilla protein powder
- maple syrup
- whey powder
Easy Protein Energy Balls Recipe
Let’s get started on this no bake energy bites recipe. The sooner you get started, the sooner you and your family will have healthy snacks for on the go.
First, gather all of the healthy ingredients listed above. I suggest measuring out the ingredients before starting the mixing process, but you do what you like best.
- 1/3 cup local honey
- 1/2 cup organic or natural peanut butter
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 cup flax seeds
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or mini chocolate chips
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2/3 cup coconut flakes
Measure out your ingredients in a large bowl. You can use any mixing bowl, Tupperware bowl, or even the bowl of a food processor or mixer. Whatever you have to hold and mix the ingredients in will do.
Use a wooden spoon or rubber spatula to stir the ingredients well in your medium bowl.
Pro tip: mini chocolate chips mix in easier than the full size morsels.
After you’ve mixed all ingredients together, it’s time to form the energy bites. You’ll form a large spoonful of mix into 1″ balls. If it’s a sticky ball and not easy to form, try adding a splash of water or coconut oil to the mix.
Once formed, you will lay the protein energy balls onto a tray lined with parchment paper. Once full, put them into the refrigerator for an hour or so.
Peanut Butter Protein Energy Balls
- 1 Large Mixing Bowl
- 1 Cookie Sheet/serving tray
- Parchment paper
- 1/3 cup Local honey
- 1/2 cup Peanut Butter Use organic or any nut butter that's preferred
- 1 cup Rolled Oats
- 1/2 cup Dark chocolate chips mini morsels are easier to mix in
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1/2 cup Flax Seed
- 2/3 cup Coconut flakes
- Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Scoop and roll into 1" balls, then place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Put in the fridge to hold shape.
- After an hour or two, place and store balls in a container. Leave in fridge to store.
Storing Your Protein Bites
Now that you’ve mixed together all of your ingredients, formed your balls, and let them sit on a baking sheet in the fridge, it’s time to store them.
I’ve heard many people prefer to store these no bake energy bites at room temperature, just as they do with granola bars. I suppose it’s up to your preference. After all, it’s better to promote healthy snacking than to have junk food sitting on your counter.
When you’re ready for this delicious snack, but have to run out the door, put a couple in a ziploc bag and enjoy them while running errands.
In just one bite you get plenty of grams of protein to get you through till your next meal.
When we make the protein energy balls, we like to store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. By leaving them in the refrigerator, the small balls keep their form and seem less sticky.
Be sure to come back and let us know how yours turned out, and check out more healthy snack recipes.
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