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Energy balls

Easy Energy Balls

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 20 1x


This peanut butter energy balls recipe is the best easy snack! Healthy oatmeal balls pack protein and fiber into tasty bites. 


  • 2 cups Old Fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (no sugar added, or any nut butter or sunflower butter for nut free)
  • 1/3 cup honey (or agave syrup for vegan)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup vanilla or chocolate protein powder (optional; we use this one)*
  • 3 tablespoons mini chocolate chips


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Freeze the bowl for 5 minutes. 
  2. Roll the dough into 20 small balls, pressing the dough together with your hands. We used a 1 1/2-inch cookie scoop (#40) to make uniform balls. You can also make smaller balls if desired. (If the texture of your nut butter makes the dough very dry, add a little more honey or a few tablespoons milk of choice until you can press it together into a ball shape.) Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks. Enjoy!


*If you prefer, you can omit the protein powder from this recipe and still have a delicious snack. You can also add natural foods like chia seeds or ground flax seeds (2 tablespoons of each has 4 grams protein).

  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: Snack
  • Diet: Vegetarian

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