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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5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Bites

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.

You may have heard of these referred to as power balls, lactation bites or protein bites. Either way they are a healthy 5 ingredient pick me up that is the perfect on the go snack to give you energy throughout the day.

It’s hard to believe these 5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Bites are healthy. They taste more like dessert than a healthy protein bite. They also make a great breakfast or dessert when you are craving something sweet!

The best things about this energy bites 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 oatmeal energy bites if you don’t eat them all within a week. Here’s what you’ll need to make these No Bake Energy Bites:


  • Creamy Peanut Butter: You can also use your favorite nut butter as well!
  • Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips: I love using mini chocolate chips if I have them on hand. Dark chocolate chunks are also amazing in this!
  • Old Fashioned Oats: I prefer to use old fashioned oats in this recipe. I would not recommend making these with steel cut oats or instant oats.
  • Ground Flax Seed: Adds a boost of fiber and nutrients. If you don’t have flax seed on hand substitute hemp seed, chia seed or add extra old fashioned oats.
  • Honey: Adds the perfect amount of sweetness to these energy balls. Agave can be used in place of the honey.

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How to make No Bake Energy Bites

To make these peanut butter chocolate chip energy 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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Tips for making energy bites

  • Always try rolling the bites after they have been refrigerated. This makes rolling them so much easier. If you are still having trouble rolling them try wetting your hands or adding 1 or 2 tablespoons of water to the mixture.
  • Instead of rolling out into balls the mixture can be placed in a square baking dish lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate and cut to make no bake energy bars!


  • Dark Chocolate Chips
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Cranberries
  • Chopped Nuts
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Chia Seeds

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Watch how to make these 5 Ingredient Energy Bites in the video below:


5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Bites

4.8 from 135 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!


  • 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


  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

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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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  • Katya Jutras

    Hi! I have tried your energy bites and they are simply DELICIOUS!! Very few ingredients, easy and fast to make; it’s totally awesome!! 🙂

    Have a good day

  • shuly berkowitz

    Can i use natural peanut butter? The recipe doesnt say

  • Lora

    I make a half batch once a week. These are delicious. Thanks so much for this recipe.

  • Kaeti

    These are delicious and just what I was looking for! I added one banana to mine too, it helped them stick together.

  • Rachel

    I made these with chia seeds (soaked) instead of the ground flax seed and they were delicious!

    • Michelle

      The same amount of chia seeds as flax seed called for in the recipe?

  • Kelley, I love these so much! They’re perfect for long overnight hikes – the protein and carbs and calories really keep me going! When I make them for hiking, I use maple and bump that up a bit and also adds some protein powder and salt for the extra electrolytes, but I love making the standard recipe for daily use too. Thanks!

  • Beth Hile

    Do you have the intake values for these bites? (Calorie, fat, carb, sugar…)

    • Hi Beth,

      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.



      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 Lindsay,

      The calorie count breakdown is in the comments. I ran the nutrition facts a couple of times for others.



  • Lissa

    My son does not like oats. Is there something I can use as a substitute for oats? He doesn’t like coconut either. It is a texture thing.

    • Hi Lissa,

      You can try substituting more flax seed or adding raw nuts to a food processor and blending those up and adding them instead of the oats.

      I hope this helps & you enjoy!



  • Paula

    I was looking for a muffin recipe but didn’t want to heat up my kitchen. So glad I found this no-bake, simple recipe on Pinterest. I made a double batch using this recipe but added about a teaspoon of vanilla extract. It tastes great. I filled a gallon zip with tater tot-sized balls and used some crumbly leftovers on top of my greek yogurt. I have been looking for something palatable to eat after I drink my vegan pea protein shakes (yes, it tastes as bad as it sounds) and this will be a perfect sweet treat!

  • Jessica

    I absolutely love these! I substitute the peanut butter with almond butter since it’s better for you, and opted for gluten free all natural extra dark chocolate chips, and let me tell you, they are to die for!! So glad I found this recipe.

  • Kathy Price

    I figured these on the Weight Watchers app at 7 Smart Points for one bite! They better be good!!?

  • Liz

    What kind I peanut butter donyou suggest? Meaning all natural/freshly ground vs a brand like Jif or Peter Pan?

    • Hi Liz,

      Either should be fine. I personally always make them with Jif creamy peanut butter but that is what I usually have on hand.

      Thank you & Enjoy!!


  • Sarah

    My boys all wrestle and love these quick and healthy energy balls. I use less honey and chocolate and add chopped craisins as a substitute. Best snack every!

  • Katherine

    How did you grind up your flax seeds? Mine won’t grind in a food processor

    • Hi Katherine,

      I usually use pre ground flax seed. If it is not working in the food processor I would try blending it in a coffee or spice grinder if you have one.

      Thank you!


  • Amber

    I’m taking these to my MOPS group, but I may just make some for myself! They would make the perfect pregnancy snack, especially since I’m craving sweets?

  • If you follow weight watchers these are 7 sp for ONE! Looks yummy, but I’d rather use those 7 points for a meal.

  • Riah

    Hey, I was wondering…are there any other seeds we could use instead of flax seeds?

  • Eva

    I tried making these about 2 months ago, and have been making them every week ever since!
    They are delicious, and so easy to make! Definitely my go-to snack.

    • Hi Brittney,

      The nutritional info is in the comments section. Other readers have asked for it as well.



  • Jenn

    Found these on Pintrest and made them right away! Easy and so very yummy. I added 1/2 of a banana but it made it a little too moist. I think the next time, I’ll add more flax seeds or cocoa powder. Kids said it needed more chocolate flavor.

  • Amelia

    My batch is in the fridge now. Excited to see how my toddler likes these. I’ve been trying to find ways to get more fiber in her and this just might do it!