Peanut Butter Energy Bites

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Peanut Butter Energy Bites

The easiest peanut butter energy bites are here for all your snacking needs! They’re made with a few pantry ingredients that you most likely have on hand. I’ve been making these for years, and they’re truly a staple in our house.

I love these energy bites because they’re a great make-ahead recipe to keep on hand. There are so many variations to them, like these almond butter energy bites, that you can customize them every time you prep them. They’re perfect as healthy snack or breakfast.

How to make energy bites:

  1. Mix together all ingredients in a bowl
  2. Wet your hands to roll them into balls
  3. Freeze & enjoy!

It’s as simple as that!

Peanut Butter Energy Bites

They have the perfect balance of sweet and salty, and an added crunch from the peanuts. Classic chocolate chips would work great in these, but I threw in some chocolate candies to change things up.

What you’ll need to make these Peanut Butter Energy Bites

  • Old fashion oats, also called rolled oats, for the base of the bites
  • Natural peanut butter– mine has just peanuts and salt!
  • Pure maple syrup or any other liquid sweetener for some natural sweetness
  • Roasted peanuts for an added crunch
  • Chocolate candies or semi-sweet chocolate chips! I love having these naturally colored candies around to throw into my baked goods/desserts
  • Other fun add-ins you can play around with: chia seeds, flax seeds, shredded coconut, vanilla extract

If you love peanut butter as much as I do, don’t forget to check out my Peanut Butter Pretzel Fudge and Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies! Let me know if you try these in the comment section below!

Peanut Butter Energy Bites

5 from 1 vote
Course: Snacks
Servings

18-20

bites
Prep time

15

minutes
Freezing time

30

minutes
Total time

45

minutes

NOTES:
-if your batter isn’t sticky, I suggest adding more peanut butter by the tablespoon
-you can chill the dough for 20 minutes before rolling for an easier process

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats

  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter

  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup

  • 1/4 cup crushed peanuts

  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate candies or chocolate chips

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 3-4 tbsp water

Directions

  • In a large bowl or food processor, mix in all ingredients except for the water.
  • Add the water in by the tablespoon to create a sticky dough.
  • Scoop out one tablespoon worth of dough and roll into balls. Repeat with remaining batter. I like to wet my hands to prevent sticking.
  • Layer the balls on a parchment lined plate and freeze for 30 minutes until firm.
  • Keep stored in a ziplock in the freezer for up to 2 months.

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