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Energy Balls

These no-bake Energy Balls are so easy to make and are the perfect make-ahead snack! Made with just 5 simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry, these healthy protein bites come together quickly with no special equipment.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 balls
Calories: 195kcal
Author: Justin Coit


  • cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chocolate chips semi-sweet


  • In a large mixing bowl, add in all ingredients and stir until everything is combined.
  • Form the mixture into small little balls with your hands (approx. 1 inch balls, which is about 1-2 tbsp).
  • Serve immediately or store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week.



  • Mini chocolate chips are great for this recipe if you’re able to find them! Alternatively, you can use different types of chips like white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, caramel chips, and more!
  • If you’re out of honey, maple syrup works as well.
  • To make portioning them easier, you can use a cookie or meatball scoop. 
  • If you’re having difficulties rolling the balls, you can let the mixture chill in the fridge for a while to firm it up.
  • If you are still having trouble rolling the balls, you can add more honey or peanut butter to the mixture.


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg