Salted Peanut Butter Pretzel Energy Balls


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.

Salted Peanut Butter Pretzel Energy Bites
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 1 cup rolled oats

  • 1 cup salted pretzels, crushed

  • ¼ cup finely chopped peanuts

  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¾ cup natural peanut butter, at room temperature

  • cup pure maple syrup, at room temperature

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. 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.

  2. 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 (per serving)

161 Calories
8g Fat
18g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 161
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 4g 8%
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 165mg 7%
Potassium 63mg 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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