No-Bake Monster Oatmeal Energy Balls – chewy, crunchy and sweet bite-sized cookie balls that’s so easy to make. One of the easiest snack recipe that takes only 10 minutes to make. No eggs or flour is required. All you need is just a few ingredients: rolled oats, peanuts, flaxseed meal, peanut butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, chocolate chips and M&Ms

Peanut Butter Energy Balls are an easy snack with delicious cookie dough flavors. You only need 10 minutes to make peanut butter energy bites recipe. Perfect as a portable snack or party treat!

A serving bowl full of peanut butter energy balls at a party

Look no further than these peanut butter energy balls when you need a tasty treat that will satisfy adults and kids alike.

While these energy bites are not vegan like our master energy balls recipe, they’re still a healthier option than cookies at 110 calories apiece.

It’s easy to double the recipe and store in the freezer. Then put some in a container for a grab-and-go snack during a workout or trip. They’re also fabulous for picnics and potlucks!

Peanut butter energy bites with chocolate chips and M&Ms served in paper cups

How to Make Peanut Butter Energy Balls

This energy balls recipe is really simple and here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • Dry ingredients: rolled oats, peanuts, flaxseed meal
  • Wet ingredients: peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla
  • Mix-ins: Chocolate chips, M&Ms

If you don’t have rolled oats (old fashioned oats) on hand, you can use quick oats as a last resort.

Make the dough by mixing everything together in a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon. However, a food processor also works if you prefer a smoother texture.

Peanut Butter Energy Balls with chocolate chips and M&Ms

Here’s a quick video tutorial on how to make peanut butter energy balls:

Peanut Butter Energy Balls are a delicious on-the-go snack that's easy to make
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Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Peanut Butter Energy Balls are irresistible snacks with a soft texture and cookie dough flavors. Perfect as portable snacks, quick breakfasts and even party treats.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Servings: 10 servings


  • 2/3 cup rolled oats, old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed meal, optional
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp M&Ms


  • Add rolled oats, peanut butter, peanuts and flaxseed meal to a food processor. Pulse several times until pulverized.
  • Turn the pulverized ingredients into a mixing bowl.
  • Stir in maple syrup, vanilla extract, chocolate chips and coconut. It should form a dough-like texture.
  • Scoop a heaping tablespoon and roll between the palms of your hands to make a 1-1 1/2 inch (3-4 cm) ball.
  • Place onto a parchment-lined plate and repeat for remaining dough.
  • Chill in an airtight container until serving.


  • You can make peanut butter energy bites up to one week ahead of time. Store in an airtight container in the fridge, or freeze for up to 3 months.
  • To make chocolate peanut butter energy balls, add 2 oz (1/4 cup) melted semisweet chocolate instead of the maple syrup.
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Energy Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 122 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 43mg2%
Potassium 122mg3%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Cindy
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peanut butter energy balls, peanut butter energy bites
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