These peanut butter no bake energy balls require only one bowl, eight ingredients and about 10 minutes of prep time. You’ll love having them as a portable snack option!

Guess what? I have the perfect road-trip snack recipe to share today!

It’s another energy ball recipe, because apparently we all love balls and can’t get enough of them. Seriously, people have gone crazy for my superfood energy balls so I know these peanut butter energy balls will be a hit too.

Peanut Butter No Bake Energy Balls stacked on a green plate.

The flavor of the balls is awesome, especially if you’re a peanut butter lover like me. The texture is great too! It’s like homemade granola formed into a ball. The balls hold together well so you can easily toss a few in your bag as a travel snack during summer road trips.

Peanut Butter No bake Energy Balls stacked on a green plate with a hand taking the top one off.

Energy Balls That Don’t Require a Food Processor

The idea for these particular balls came to me as I thinking about the fact that most of my energy ball recipes use medjool dates and require a food processor (affiliate link). I love my food processor and use it all the time (way beyond making balls), but I know that everyone doesn’t have one so I thought I’d share a simple energy ball recipe with no food processor required. No food processor, no problem!

Want to know what I love about this recipe? It requires only one bowl, eight ingredients and about 10 minutes of hands-on prep time. You really have no excuse NOT to try it!

No bake energy balls stacked on a green plate.

They’re perfect for in the car, on the beach or wherever else you may end up this summer. Skip the crappy gas station treats and make a these instead! PS — I haven’t tested these with kids yet, but I’m quite certain they’ll be kid-approved as well.

If you try these peanut butter energy balls be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting me know how they turn out. Your feedback is super helpful for the EBF team and other EBF readers.


Peanut Butter Energy Balls

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 16


These peanut butter no bake energy balls require only one bowl, eight ingredients and about 10 minutes of hands-on prep time. You’ll love having them as a portable snack option!


  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 Tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of sea salt


  1. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and stir together well to combine.
  2. Place bowl of “dough” in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour so it can set up.
  3. Bring dough out of the fridge and roll into balls about 1 Tablespoon in size.
  4. Store in a covered container in the fridge.
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 118
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 3g

Keywords: peanut butter energy balls

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  1. Yum! These energy bites are perfect for an afternoon snack! I appreciate that the ingredients are pantry staples and that I don’t have to pull out my food processor to make them 🙌🏼

  2. These protein balls were so easy! They’re very sweet so they make for a tasty mid-day treat or healthy dessert, although I did eat one for breakfast this morning 🙂 Yum!

  3. Just made them and they’re amazing! They’re so easy to make and go answer your question they’re very popular with kids. The difficulty is trying to keep my kid from the plate! I do have a query tho: I managed to make about 24 uneven sized balls and there are enough for a couple day’s worth of eat. How would you store them? Do they need to be refrigerated? Xx

  4. I was looking for a quick, easy and yummy recipe to bring in for a co-worker’s bday and these no-bake PB balls was exactly what I was looking for! Several people have come up to me saying how delicious they are and asked for the recipe! 🙂 Birthdays aside, I will definitely be making these for snacks in the future!

  5. I’ve made these many times since you posted this recipe in 2016. I’ve tried different variations based on what I had on hand (e.g., chia seeds or vanilla hemp protein powder instead of ground flax, etc.), and they’ve always turned out.
    I just wanted to add that these are definitely kid approved – my kids love them! The only drag is that they can’t take them to school because of not being peanut-free. But they make great after-school snacks, and I’d rather they eat these than store-bought cookies or chips.

  6. These are delicious! I am on the TIU plan and needed a sweet treat that would be approved. I didn’t have any ground flaxseed, so I added some chia seeds instead. Yum! Thanks for all of the healthy recipes 🙂

  7. These little energy balls sound wonderful and are like oatmeal in a portable form! Happy 3 year Anniversary to you and Isaac and congrats on his new job – finding work in one’s passion is a true blessing! Wishing y’all much happiness!

  8. I was stunned when I woke up yesterday and heard the news… I was at the club last October after my team played in the softball world series down there. It’s unthinkable that could happen…

    But on to happier things, like your balls. 😉 They look amazing! Also, congrats to your man! He has Vegas’ dream job.

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