Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites. Loaded with old fashioned oats, peanut butter, protein powder and flax seed. A healthy on the go protein packed snack!Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites |

Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites

I first posted my 5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Bites two weeks ago and they became an instant hit. I figured I’d give you guys another one of my favorite energy bites to try. This time it is all about the chocolate! These energy bites taste more like dessert than a snack. In fact when I am craving something sweet I reach for one of these.

These energy bites only require a couple of ingredients and best of all take less than 10 minutes to make! A perfect snack or breakfast when you are on the go. Loaded with protein and fiber to keep you full throughout the day. They are a great way to beat the afternoon slump.

For these Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites I used a little less honey than the original version and added water to the mixture to make it easier to roll. If your mixture is not sticking together add a little more water (1/2 tablespoon at a time) until you are able to roll the bites without crumbling.

Here’s what you’ll need to make them:


  • 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.
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder:
  • Chocolate Protein Powder: You can also omit and add collagen or hemp seeds, chia seeds or more ground flax seed.

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How to make Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites

To make these 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.

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
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Chia Seeds
  • Wheat Germ

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Here’s where all the energy is coming from:

  • Flax seed: 1/2 cup of flax seed provides roughly 15 grams of protein. 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.
  • Chocolate Protein Powder: Loaded with tons of protein! 1 scoop = 20 grams of protein!

Curb afternoon cravings with these Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites!

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Watch how to make these Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bites in the video below:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bites

4.5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 bites
No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites. Loaded with old fashioned oats, peanut butter, protein powder and flax seed. A healthy on the go protein packed snack!


  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup ground flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir to combine. If mixture looks too try add a bit more water (1/2 tablespoon at a time).
  2. Place in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes so they are easier to roll.
  3. Roll into 8 bites and store in the fridge for up to a week.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 268 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 87mg4%
Potassium 319mg9%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 9g18%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast, Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bites, Energy Bites, Healthy, Protein Bites, Snacks


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  • Sue

    I really enjoy recipes for helpful snack suggestions while trying to lose weight but why is it no one ever puts the calorie count or other information for those of us that are able readers on with therapies

    • Hi Kelly!

      I would not increase the cocoa in this. My worry is it will be bitter if you add more. You can also add extra flax seed or oats if you feel like the mixture is too wet.



  • Misty

    These are really good and keeps you full for hours. My daughter and I loved them. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Jenny

    Love this recipe! My hubby and I tried them tonight and I will be making these for our grab and go snack. I am a huge chocoholic and crave sweet things. Just one bite curbed my sugar cravings. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  • Ann

    Is the protein powder you use whey-based? I’ve tried some other recipes for energy bites and they don’t always set up because I am using a whey-based protein powder.

    • Hi Ann,

      I am not sure if what I used was whey-based or not (I do not have it in the cabinet to check or I would and I do not remember the brand I bought sorry! You can always omit the protein powder and add in a little more flax seed.



    • Hi Cara,

      Yes you can omit the flax seed or substitute with something else like hemp or chia seed. You may have to add a little more oats.



  • Heidi

    Hi there! Curious – The total time says 10 minutes even though the recipe says chill for 15-30 minutes. Is that a typo? How much time should I expect to spend from start to finish; you know, so I can have them ready when the kids get home from school.

    Second, It says the serves 8 bites. Does that mean there are 8 servings, 1 bite per serving? Or 1 serving, with 8 bites per serving?

    Thanks in advance for the clarification!

    • Hi Heidi,

      The total time does not include the chilling portion. I would make these in advance and give yourself about 30 minutes to prep and refrigerate these.

      Yes that is 8 bites, 1 per serving.



    • Jen

      Seriously, Heidi? You need to know how much time these will take from start to finish? LOL! Pretty simple recipe. Mix ingredients. Make into balls. I’m surprised you didn’t ask her what you should do during the chill time? Do you really think 8 balls would be one serving? You need to work on your critical thinking.

  • Carm P.

    Came out fantastic, I added a little more protein powder and water. Will definitely make again.!

  • Elaine

    Im a huge milk chocolate lover can’t stand dark. I have an addiction to energy drinks and soda for the carbonation so Im changing that for my 3 well 2 toddlers and a baby. I need energy to compensate for the lack of caffeine. While Im not worried about calories at the moment more worried about kicking the habit and making it stick I hadded a little more melted chocolate and powder to the mix so that it compensates for the super chocolate taste I love and once I can go without the soda I will cut it down but I figured if one or two can’t take the craving away then no matter what the calories it will be helping me over come an addiction and in the long run if I can cut the chocolate down I will be a healthier person without severe struggle

  • Loretta

    Can you make these ahead of time and keep them in the freezer to get them to last longer

  • Lise Valenzuela

    I made mine about the size of my meatballs, maybe 1 1/2 inches? got 18 balls, didn’t roll them together, just squished them which worked super. I was so pleased with the number , figuring this way they’re about 100 calories each.

  • Tanisha

    Just made these. Substituted a bit of lemon juice for the chocolate chips. And they are fabulous. I also switched hemp hearts for flax seed. (I simply didn’t have the ingredients)

  • Michelle

    I just made these and they are delicious, I added some u sweetened coconut as well, for a little extra something. Delicious, definitely will make again