5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Bites

No Bake 5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Bites. Loaded with old fashioned oats, peanut butter and flax seeds. A healthy protein packed breakfast or snack!

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These energy bites are no bake, super easy to make and take less than 10 minutes to put together. Loaded with protein, fiber and healthy fats to keep you full and loaded with energy throughout the day. Made with only 5 ingredients: peanut butter, old fashioned oats, flax seed, honey and chocolate chips. Everything gets combined in one bowl. Best of all you never have to turn on the oven.

It’s hard to believe these 5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Bites are healthy. They taste more like dessert than a healthy protein bite.  They are the perfect on the go snack.

The best things about this recipe is that it is super versatile. If you do not have flax seed on hand substitute wheat germ. Try dark chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet. Add in shredded coconut, cranberries or cocoa powder.

These Peanut Butter Energy Bites could easily pass as dessert. My batch lasted less than 24 hours. They are the perfect mix between a granola bar and cookie dough. Great to curb the afternoon munchies and the dreaded mid afternoon energy slump.

You can even freeze these Peanut Butter Bites if you don’t eat them all within a week.

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To make these Peanut Butter Bites simply combine all 5 ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir to combine. Place in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes so they are easier to roll. Roll into 12 bites and store in the fridge for up to a week.

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These Peanut Butter Bites pack a lot of nutrition. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Flax seed: Just 1 tablespoon of flax seed provides roughly 8 grams of fiber. Flax seed is also loaded with healthy fats, fiber and nutrients.
  • Peanut Butter: Filled with healthy fats and fiber. One serving of peanut butter contains 7 grams of protein! Perfect for a quick energy boost and to keep you full throughout the day.
  • Old Fashioned Oats: Rich in fiber, protein and nutrients. Old fashioned oats are a great way to sneak in extra nutrients. They are also known to reduce cholesterol.

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5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Bites

4.79 from 129 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 bites
No Bake 5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Bites. Loaded with old fashioned oats, peanut butter and flax seeds. A healthy protein packed breakfast or snack!

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seeds
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Instructions

  1. Combine all 5 ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir to combine. Place in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes so they are easier to roll.
  2. Roll into 12 bites and store in the fridge for up to a week.

Recipe Notes

Original recipe from chefsavvy.com. Please do not publish my recipe or pictures without linking back to the original post. Thank you!

Nutrition Facts
5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 bite)
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 69mg3%
Potassium 214mg6%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 6g12%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Bites, Energy Bites, Fit meals, Healthy, Meal Prep

 

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  • I’ve been wanting to make something exactly like these bites for weeks now! This must a sign that I need to make these asap! I never pack enough snacks for the day and when I get home from work I’m so hungry that I head straight for the chips! These look like they would taste so good and fill me up. Making them this weekend 🙂

  • I just made a really similar snack the other day with some leftover melted chocolate! These look delicious, and I love how simple they are! No bake snacks are the best, so quick and easy and delicious!

  • Peanut butter energy bites are my favorite! It’s such a good way to get a healthy dose of pb. I’ve never tried flaxseed in these before, so I will have to test this out. Gorgeous pictures, Kelley! Pinned!

  • Energy bites are just so great for the times when I need a healthy sugar fix… so this recipe is just ideal for me. Love how easy they are to make and how they only require 5 ingredients!

    • Hi Nicole,

      I have not tried it with quick oats but I think it should be a fine substitute. Hope this helps!

      Thanks,

      Kelley

      • Nicole

        Thank you for your quick response. I’ll let you know how it works for me.

          • Maria

            I have everything except flax seeds. Anything else I can use?

          • Emily Van Weerdhuizen

            Would I be able to use almond meal instead? Where I live flax seeds are hard to come by!

          • Nathan

            Hi Emily,

            Almond meal is a great substitute!
            I hope you enjoy!

            Nathan
            @chefsavvy

          • Crystal

            I live this recipe! It is so easy to make and contains common house goods. These are great snacks for on the go and taste delicious. If you could change on thing, I would add more peanut butter because whenever I make this recipe (at least the past three times) it ends up dry and hard to shape even after chilled in the fridge.

      • Teresa Lane

        That’s all i had. This is my first time making these. I didn’t have flaxseeds, so i used chopped almonds. After i roll them, how long do I wait to try them?

  • These are amazing! I make these balls all the time because I’m that obsessed with peanut butter. Always switching up the ingredients to give it a new kick 🙂

  • Nicole

    Hello, I did use the quick oats and these are amazing! My family loves them. Thank you.

  • Tina

    Hello, just a quick question – do you think that it is possible to replace the honey with maple syrup? I don’t want to mess it up competely 🙂 Thank you!

    • Hi Tina,

      Yes that would be totally fine. I think it will give it great flavor too. Let me know how it turns out.

      Thanks!

      Kelley

  • Leah Neal

    This recipe looks incredible! I was wondering though, could these last longer if they were frozen?

    • Hi Leah!

      Thank you so much! I personally have not tried freezing them before but I think they should freeze well. They will last longer if they are frozen. Just allow them to defrost before serving. Let me know how it works out for you!

      Thank you,

      Kelley

  • Darienne Hartman

    Hi! Just curious. I know the recipe says that it makes 12 bites but how many bites would be considered 1 serving?

    • Hi Darienne,

      I would say 2 per serving. They have a lot of protein in them but also extra calories due to the peanut butter. So I would have 2 is a good rule of thumb.

      Thanks!

      Kelley

      • Edward P Voakes

        Have you worked out the math on how many total calories there are per bite? Also sugar? Thank you…

        • Hi Edward,

          Yes you can find that info in the comments section. Lots of other people have asked for it. I will also be putting it in the recipe box for people to have.

          Thanks!

          Kelley

      • Nancy

        Please not that recipe currently indicates that a serving is ONE “bite” .

  • Kim

    These are great! I made up a batch last night, they’re so tasty and a great snack to stash in the work fridge! Do you by any chance know the nutrition for each bite? I suppose I could count up the macros myself, but figure if you already have them it would be helpful. Thanks!

    • Hi Kim!

      So glad you liked them! I plugged in the ingredients into the Calorie Count Calculator and got the following. They are about 200 calorie per serving (1 bite). The calories are a bit higher because of the peanut butter. Moderation is key with these I would stick to one as a snack per day.

      Thanks!

      Kelley

      Nutrition Facts
      Serving Size 106 g
      Amount Per Serving
      Calories 209 Calories from Fat 105
      % Daily Value*
      Total Fat 11.6g18%
      Saturated Fat 3.3g17%
      Trans Fat 0.0g
      Cholesterol 2mg1%
      Sodium 73mg3%
      Potassium 216mg6%
      Total Carbohydrates 20.1g7%
      Dietary Fiber 3.7g15%
      Sugars 8.2g
      Protein 6.7g
      Vitamin A 0% • Vitamin C 0%
      Calcium 2% • Iron 19%
      Nutrition Grade B-
      * Based on a 2000 calorie diet

  • Aly

    I accidentally used 2/4 cup of pb! what to do?? I don’t want to throw them away ?

    • Hi Aly!

      No problem. This recipe is awesome because you can add more or less oats if the mixture is too wet or too dry. So I would add some more oats and combine everything. If you are not able to roll them (still too wet) add some more oats and some more flax seeds!

      Hope you enjoy! Thanks!

      Kelley

    • Grant

      Aly,
      If you used 2/4 (1/2) cup of peanut butter, then you need more pb not less to make the proper ratio of pb to oats. I/2 cup of peanut butter is 1/6 cup less than 2/3 cup. You needed to ADD 2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons (8 teaspoons) to achieve the correct ratio of the original recipe.

  • Laura

    What do you do if they are too dry? I followed recipe and mine were just nothing but crumbles. I added some more peanut butter and honey, which helped some, but they are still super crumbly and barely hold together.

    • Hi Laura,

      I’m sorry they came out too dry. You are right by adding more honey or peanut butter which act as a binder. You can also add a bit of coconut oil. You do have to work them a bit into a ball with your hands. I hope that helps!

      Thank you,

      Kelley

      • Melinda Jones

        Do these need to be kept chilled? Was thinking of making for a cheerleading bake sale.

        • Nathan

          Hi Melinda,

          These do not need to be kept refrigerated. I Hope you enjoy! Have Fun at the bake sale!

          Nathan
          @Chefsavvy

    • Mommabear7

      A little water should help too. Just add very gradually as you’ll have a big gooey mess if you add too much!

    • Hi Monia!

      You can add some chia seeds to the mixture 1-2 tablespoons but I would not substitute all of the flax for chia seeds.

      Thanks!

      Kelley

      • Is there something i could use instead of flax seed. I tried it once and gave me a migraine?

        • Hi Chris,

          I am sorry to hear flax seeds give you a migraine. I would substitute chia seeds for the flax seed.

          Thanks!

          Kelley

          • Darcey

            I didn’t have flax seeds so I used chia seeds. Still super yum!

  • Ruby

    I just made my 2nd batch. I love them, and they are sooo easy and quick to make and store. I freeze them then pop a few into the refrigerator every wk, and eat one before heading to the gym or running every morning. I love that they give me just the right amount of energy I need yet they don’t feel heavy. Before discovering them, I ate a little peanut butter before working out or running. But I prefer these since they have oats and flax seeds; way healthier. I also add a little vanilla, just to kick the flavor up a bit.

    Thanks so much for sharing the recipe, I really appreciate it.

    Ruby

  • lauren

    Made these once before and loved them! Was wondering, could I add almonds somehow? Thanks!

    • Hi Lauren!

      I am so glad you liked them! I would try grinding up the almonds in a food processor until they are fine. You can try substituting this for the flax seeds. Let me know how it turns out!

      Thanks,

      Kelley

  • Kirsten

    What is flax seed ground? I’m not familiar…..can I buy them at a regular grocery store? Are they expensive?thank you for your time!

    • Hi Kristen,

      Ground flax seed is a good source of protein and fiber. You can by it at a regular grocery store. I know Walmart usually has it as well. It is not too expensive either.

      Hope this helps! Thanks!

      Kelley

  • Rebecca

    I’m making these for the people who come to my Bootcamp class for a protein fix, post workout.
    I used maple syrup instead of honey and added a scoop of peanut butter protein powder too.
    Thanks for the great recipe!

  • Jen

    These look yummy! Have you tried it with ground flax though for digestive reasons? I thought flax seeds can’t get broken down in our systems. I would love to experiment with ground flax but wonder how much to add to it since it might change the texture of the energy balls.

  • TheMrs

    I just tried this recipe! I subbed in 1/2 chia and 1/2 ground flax along with using almond butter, toasted coconut and pecans. Yum! Very sticky so I added a little more oats. Next time I’ll probably add protein powder.

  • Crystal

    I’m wondering if there’s a subsitute for the honey to lower the sugar. Is the honey just for sweetness or to help bind everything together? If just sweetness..can less honey and some stevia packets work? Can unsweetened applesauce help?

    • Hi Crystal,

      Honey is added mostly for sweetness. I would try adding less honey and some coconut oil (not too much) to help keep everything together. You could also substitute agave nectar if you prefer. As for the applesauce I think it would make the mixture too wet.

      I hope this helps! Thank you,

      Kelley

    • Ferne

      I have been making similar to these before seeing this recipe. I use natural peanut butter (There is no sugar added) and I don’t use any other sweetener. Instead of semi sweet chocolate chips I use dark chocolate. I find these are a nice sweet treat at the end of the day.

  • liz

    hi
    I just made these and they are WAY to go to be healthy for you.. I appreciate the fact that you did a calorie break down. Helps to know to only eat 1 a day. They are a great quick fix for a fast pick me up.

  • Melissa

    These are amazing! Just made my second batch. Do you know the nutritional information on these?

    • Hi Melissa!

      I am so glad you enjoyed them! I plugged in the ingredients into the Calorie Count Calculator and got the following. They are about 200 calorie per serving (1 bite). The calories are a bit higher because of the peanut butter. Moderation is key with these I would stick to one as a snack per day.

      Thanks!

      Kelley

      Nutrition Facts
      Serving Size 106 g
      Amount Per Serving
      Calories 209 Calories from Fat 105
      % Daily Value*
      Total Fat 11.6g18%
      Saturated Fat 3.3g17%
      Trans Fat 0.0g
      Cholesterol 2mg1%
      Sodium 73mg3%
      Potassium 216mg6%
      Total Carbohydrates 20.1g7%
      Dietary Fiber 3.7g15%
      Sugars 8.2g
      Protein 6.7g
      Vitamin A 0% • Vitamin C 0%
      Calcium 2% • Iron 19%
      Nutrition Grade B-
      * Based on a 2000 calorie diet

        • Hi Carmen!

          I have never tried making these with powdered peanut butter buts its a great idea! You may have to add some more honey to make it stick together. Maybe you can substitute some of the regular peanut butter for the powdered peanut butter instead of all of it.

          Thanks!

          Kelley

          • Renee

            Hi there, what is another replacement for flaxseed and China seeds? Thanks