The ultimate easy no bake energy balls. Made with just 6 ingredients and make the perfect healthy breakfast or snack! You can’t go wrong with this simple favorite recipe.
The ultimate energy ball recipe – just 6 easy ingredients.
These energy bites taste like cookie dough, have 6g of protein each, and are a cinch to make!
I have made these countless times over the past few months and as soon as my freezer stash disappears I have to make more.
These delicious little bites are perfect as a healthy snack, breakfast, or even dessert to knock out that night time sweet tooth.
Basic Energy Ball ingredients
Protein Powder – for the basic energy ball recipe, I use vanilla protein powder.
But any flavor will work!
Chocolate protein powder is also delicious, and my personal favorite way to switch things up is to use half vanilla and half chocolate protein powder.
Honey – the sticky sweetener needed to help it all stick together.
If you want to make these vegan, you can also use pure maple syrup!
Peanut Butter – I use creamy no stir peanut butter which has just a bit of added sugar in it.
Salt – just enough to make the salty sweet flavors pop!
Rolled Oats – Rolled oats are inexpensive and delicious and help these energy balls taste like cookie dough!
Chocolate Chips – I prefer to use mini chocolate chips so that there is chocolate and crunch in every bite!
How to make Energy Balls
It is so easy to make energy balls.
All you need is a rubber spatula and a mixing bowl!
No food processor required.
Simply add the peanut butter, rolled oats, honey, salt, chocolate chips and protein powder to a mixing bowl.
Stir with a rubber spatula to combine.
I do not recommend using a spoon because the batter is very thick and sticky.
Next, line a baking sheet with wax paper.
Use a mini cookie scoop to drop balls of energy bite batter onto the wax paper.
If you do not have a mini cookie scoop, just use spoons.
Roll balls with your hands to form the shape.
Once you have put all of the batter on the baking sheet, place it in the fridge for one hour, or until the energy balls are firm to the touch.
From here you can now remove them from the wax paper and place into a ziploc bag in the freezer.
I love these energy balls because they are easy to make and made with pantry ingredients that I almost always have on hand.
No need to run to the store!
Most importantly, they are irresistibly delicious!
Honestly, it feels like I’m eating a treat.
Are energy balls good for you?
Every bite is filled with healthy fats and protein which will keep you full and satisfied.
How long can you keep energy balls?
When stored in the freezer, these will be good up to 3 months, but I doubt they will last that long in your house!
We usually go through a batch every week or two.
Ways to customize these energy bites
These are easy to make your own!
Try adding in:
- chia seeds
- ground flax seed
- chopped nuts
- chopped dried fruit
- shredded coconut
- different kind of chocolate chips
You can also use different kinds of nut butters and different protein powder flavors to switch up the taste!
More No Bake Protein Recipes You Will Love
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- Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Protein Bars
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls
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No Bake Energy Balls Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups no stir creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 1/3 cups old fashioned oats (rolled oats)
- 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup mini dark chocolate chips
- Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and use a rubber spatula to mix until the batter is combined
- Use a mini cookie scoop or a spoon to drop energy balls with a spoon onto a wax paper covered cookie sheet
- Roll the energy balls with your hands to form the shape
- Place cookie sheet with the energy bites on it in the fridge for 1 hour, or until the balls are hardened
- Transfer energy balls to a ziploc bag and store in the freezer
What kind of protein powder should I use?
Just use your favorite protein powder! I used vanilla protein powder in this recipe, but I love chocolate in it too. My personal favorite way to mix things up is to use half vanilla and half chocolate protein powder.
How many energy balls does this make?
This makes 22 - 24 good sized energy bites. Each one has 6g of protein!
Are rolled oats the same thing as old fashioned oats?
Yes they are! This is the kind of oats that you want for this recipe.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 92mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 6g