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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.

Eatingwell.com, August 2019; updated October 2022


Read the full recipe after the video.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins

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


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.



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

2 balls
174 calories; protein 4.4g; carbohydrates 18.2g; dietary fiber 2.1g; sugars 9.7g; fat 9.2g; saturated fat 2.3g; vitamin c 0.1mg; folate 4.9mcg; calcium 6.1mg; iron 0.6mg; magnesium 12.8mg; potassium 53mg; sodium 47.7mg; added sugar 9g.

2 fat, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1/2 starch