This recipe is sponsored by Sprouts Farmers Market, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
These peanut butter energy balls are the most delicious snack! Made with simple, healthier ingredients, they’re easy to whip together and perfect for satisfying hunger between meals or that sweet tooth after dinner. Perfectly sweet and made with plenty of chocolate chips, they’re my family’s favorite! Easy to make vegan.
Like many of you, I’m gearing up to start homeschooling this fall, but just because some things have changed doesn’t mean they all have to. It’s still so important to me to feed my family healthy, nutrient-rich foods, and these energy balls are both kid and grown-up approved! Made with wholesome oats, protein-packed peanut butter, and semi-sweet chocolate chips, they are so delicious that my kids will never know they’re healthy, too!
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What Makes This Recipe So Good
- So easy to make and crazy delicious with rich oats, chocolate chips, and peanut butter, they’re perfect for the entire family.
- I love making these energy balls feel like a celebration by adding natural sprinkles on top.
- With healthy ingredients like oats for fiber, peanut butter for protein, nutrient-packed flax seeds, and antioxidant-rich honey, these energy balls are great for you, but taste like a treat!
How To Make Peanut Butter Energy Balls
The full recipe is below, but here you’ll find all the steps for making this recipe perfectly the first and 100th time, along with useful tips and info!
Blitz the rolled oats and flax seeds in a food processor until they’re blended. You want the mixture to be grainy, but not like a flour.
Add in the peanut butter and other ingredients and blend again.
Put everything in a bowl and stir in the chocolate chips. (You can also add the chocolate chips to the food processor and blitz a couple times.) Put the mix in the fridge to chill for about 30 minutes.
Scoop the chilled mixture into balls. Roll the dough between your palms to form balls. (You might have to work the dough more in your hands if it gets crumbly, but just keep pressing it together, and it’ll form a more solid piece.)
Top Tips For Making
- For a kids version, after you roll the dough into balls, either roll the balls into a small bowl filled with sprinkles or just sprinkle on. Kids love the extra color and feel like they’re eating funfetti! I used Watkins Sprinkles with no artificial dyes, available at Sprouts.
- Make these energy balls paleo by replacing the rolled oats with 2/3 cup almond flour and 1/3 cup coconut flour. Use almond butter instead of peanut butter.
- For vegan energy balls, use vegan chocolate chips and maple syrup or agave nectar instead of honey.
- I used a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop my dough into the perfect sized energy balls.
More Healthy Recipes
- Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies (Bakery Style)
- Gluten Free Sugar Cookies
- Paleo Carrot Cake (Gluten Free)
- Keto Mug Brownie
- Black Bean Brownies
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Peanut Butter Energy Balls
- 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Organic Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
- 1/2 cup Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Mini Chocolate Chips
- 1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill Golden Flaxseed Meal
- 1/2 cup Sprouts Creamy No Stir Peanut Butter
- 1/4 cup Sprouts Organic 100% Raw Honey
- 1 teaspoon Sprouts Organic Vanilla Extract
Add rolled oats and flax seed to food processor and blitz until blended well. Break up the oats so the texture is a nice grain but not a flour.
Add in peanut butter, honey, and vanilla. Blend again until well combined.
Transfer to bowl and stir in chocolate chips, or add chocolate chips and pulse a few times to combine. Transfer bowl or food processor work bowl to fridge and chill 20-30 minutes to make dough easier to roll.
Scoop the mixture into balls and press mixture in firmly. Roll between palms to form rounded balls. You may have to work the dough in your hands if it gets crumbly, but just keep pressing it together to form a solid piece.
- Kids version: After you roll the dough into balls, either roll the balls into a small bowl filled with sprinkles or just sprinkle on. Use natural sprinkles or ones with no artificial dye.
- Paleo: Replace the rolled oats with 2/3 cup almond flour and 1/3 cup coconut flour. Use almond butter instead of peanut butter 1:1.
- Vegan: Use vegan chocolate chips and maple syrup or agave nectar instead of honey.
- Cookie scoop: I used a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop.