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Finding a snack that satisfies your craving for something sweet and salty while providing the best fuel for your body and brain isn't always easy. But luckily, these energy bites check every box! They're simple to make: double the batch and freeze some to have an energizing snack at the ready. Feel free to swap in other nuts and nut or seed butters.

EatingWell.com, March 2021


Recipe Summary

15 mins
35 mins

Nutrition Profile:



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine oats, pretzels, peanuts, chocolate chips, chia seeds and salt in a large bowl. Stir peanut butter, maple syrup and vanilla together in a medium bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients; stir until well combined.

  • Using 1 tablespoon for each, shape the mixture into 32 balls. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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
161 calories; fat 8g; sodium 165mg; carbohydrates 18g; dietary fiber 2g; protein 4g; sugars 6g; niacin equivalents 1mg; saturated fat 2g; potassium 63mg.