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 130 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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    • Julianna

      Check out the comment section, as the breakdown is listed several times… Calories are about 209 each and 7 points for Weight Watchers. Many variations and some “problems” are also addressed in the comments. Hope that helps. 🙂 I hope to make these for my calorie-burning, hypoglycemic hubby; he needs to eat so frequently. If I have any hopes of maintaining my weight, I need to eat about 2/3-1/2 of what he eats at meal times only! Not much snacking for me.

  • Melissa

    Yummm yummmm yummm
    I made mine according to recipe but ground thenoatmeal in the coffee grinder for a dough texture.
    Again, yummmmm


    wow!!!! just made these bites, love the taste but wow, just calculated the points for weight watches and each bite is a whopping 8 points!!!!!!!

  • Paige

    These look great! I’m watching my calories for breakfast but want to add these into my morning routine. Do you know the nutrional information for one of these bites? Specifically the calorie count. Thanks so much. Can’t wait to make them.

  • Amy

    Have you ever frozen these? They are great, and I’d love to have some in my freezer!

    • Hi Amy,

      I’ve actually never tried freezing them. I would recommend freezing one to see how it defrosts. Let me know how it works out!



  • Ashley

    Just made these; I put the oats in my food processor for a couple seconds tho. They’re so good! I used honey and chocolate chips in one batch and butterscotch chips and maple syrup in another. These are going to be requested often here.

  • Julie

    I used the PB2 and added Craisons instead of the chocolate chips. Turned out great!! Thank you for the recipe!!

  • Valerie

    Hi – excited to try these out. Will be making as a treat/energy for daughter’s swim team at their conference meet. Do you know if they will hold up (shape wise) out of the fridge for several hours? I plan on placing two in a small treat bag for each of the girls, but worried about them falling apart.

    • Hi Valerie,

      Shape wise these will definitely hold up. The peanut butter does a good job of keeping everything together.

      Thanks & Enjoy!


  • Kristin

    These are wonderful and my busy family loves them!!!
    Will you tell me what the 21 day fix count would be for these?

  • Silke

    I definitely want to try these but would like some suggestions regarding what to replace the chocolate chips with (I already noted craisins in the comments). Any ideas?

  • Kathleen

    These are soooo yummy! Thank you for pinning!! I only had steal cut oats on hand, so I ground them up in my coffee grinder & used them instead of rolled oats. I included dark choclate chips but these are so good, the chocolate is optional. I may substitute raisins for the chocolate chips next time. Thank you!

  • Sharon

    Hi, just wondering if you could offer a substitute for oatmeal (for someone who has an intolerance to oats!)

    • Hi Sharon,

      I have not tried making it without oats but I think you could substitute coconut flakes, wheat germ, protein powder, or chopped nuts. You can do a mixture of a couple of them to equal the same amount.

      Thank you!


  • Nio Gio

    I used golden flax seed in this and gave it a more nutter taste. Solid measurements and a great snack when you’re crangry.

  • Jessica

    Hi this might be a stuptid question but when you say 2/3 cup of pb what size cup do you mean???

  • Mary

    I made a batch tonight and we love them. My 8-year-old daughter keeps asking for more! They were very crumbly when I tried to roll them, so I used a Healthy Portions cookie tool with a flexible scoop. Just pack the batter in and press the back of the scoop to release the ball! I did also use slightly more peanut butter than what was called for. With the scoop I made around 13 balls. So easy and yummy ?

  • Monica Martin

    My daughter would make these for me. She wouldn’t tell me how or what all went into them. I finally found your site and ah ha I’m really happy. If you like to give food gifts this is a good one. My special touch is to dust them with hazelnut, raspberry or chocolate dry cocoa mix. I love this healthy snake.

  • Genna Mairead

    Your claim about the fiber content in flax seed is incorrect. There are on 1.9 g fiber in 1 T ground flaxseed and 2.8 g fiber in 1 T whole. You may want to update that!

  • Ranine

    Hi, can I substitute flax seed for chia seeds instead for this recipe? Thank you!

      • Ranine

        Thanks for replying! I’m trying the recipe out right now and it’s very crumbly? I’ve added more peanut butter and honey but they’re still very crumbly, even when I left them in the fridge for over 30 min. What can I do to save them so I don’t waste it?

        • Hi Ranine,

          I would try then adding a splash of water. I think that will help form everything together.

          Thank you!!


  • Stephanie

    Awesome. Really good tream when you crave something sweet. Easy to make. You can put mixture in a loaf tin and when set, cut into small bars.

  • Emily

    These sound great! Do you think they would work with pb2 instead of regular peanut butter and possibly chia seeds instead of flax seeds? Thanks!

    • Hi Emily,

      I am not sure how the powdered pb2 would work because the peanut butter acts as a binder. I would maybe substitute some of the reg peanut butter for a little pb2. And yes I love adding chia seeds or hemp seeds in place of flax.