Peanut Butter Energy Balls


These healthy peanut butter and chocolate energy balls deliver a mixture of simple and complex carbohydrates to help fuel you up whenever you need a little boost.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
35 balls

Are These Peanut Butter Energy Balls No-Bake?

Yes, these 5-ingredient peanut butter energy balls are no-bake and easy to make with ingredients you probably have on hand, like oats and peanut butter. Simply combine all the ingredients in a bowl, stir well and roll the mixture into balls.

Can I Swap in a Different Nut Butter?

Of course! Make sure you use a nut butter labeled "natural" and confirm that the ingredients are just nuts and salt (or no salt). Feel free to experiment with different mix-ins—for example, dried fruit or chopped nuts—in place of the chocolate chips and coconut.

Additional reporting by Jan Valdez


  • 2 cups rolled oats (see Tip)

  • 1 cup natural peanut butter or other nut butter

  • ½ cup honey

  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips

  • ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut


  1. Combine oats, peanut butter (or other nut butter), honey, chocolate chips and coconut in a medium bowl; stir well. Using a 1-tablespoon measure, roll the mixture into balls.

    peanut butter energy balls


People with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity should use oats that are labeled "gluten-free," as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.

To make ahead

Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

174 Calories
9g Fat
18g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 17
Serving Size 2 balls
Calories 174
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 10g
Added Sugars 9g 18%
Protein 4g 9%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Folate 5mcg 1%
Sodium 48mg 2%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 1mg 3%
Magnesium 13mg 3%
Potassium 53mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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