Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Bites

Easy No Bake - Peanut butter oatmeal granola power bites

i have been on a bit of a health kick lately … (you would never know it by those s’mores brownies i posted, but hey – its all about balance) and have been obsessing over these energy bites or power balls or protein bites or whatever else you want to call them. i started with this recipe and adapted it a tad. once i ate them my mind started swirling with different flavor combos–i have made 6 different flavors in the last 2 weeks! i’ll be sharing at least 4 of them (2 were just eh so i’ll wait until i get those right before sharing). these are the ones that started it all so i figured it was a good place to start – peanut butter oatmeal energy bites. packed with protein & nuts and totally satiating. my hubby takes them to work and my daughter eats them (the flavors i make without peanut butter) after school and soccer practice. they are a great on-the-go kind of snack! they are easy, healthy, no bake, and bite size…so perfect really.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Bites  Power Balls Peanut butter oatmeal healthy granola energy bites! Easy and No bake! Peanut Butter Oatmeal no bake energy bites

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Bites
  • 1 cup oats
  • ⅔ cup toasted shredded coconut
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Roll and compress the mixture into 1 inch rounds and place on parchment paper
  3. Refrigerate a few minutes until firm and then transfer to an air tight container.
  4. Refrigerate and enjoy for up to one week.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Power Bites - Easy no bake recipe that is healthy and full of protein!


be sure to check out my other energy bites!!

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Oatmeal rasin 

Pretzel Cherry Nutella Energy Bites

Cherry Nutella

Aloha Energy Protein Bites - with pineapple, coconut, macadamia nut and vegan protein powder

Aloha Pineapple Coconut 



  1. OOh, these look and sound great! I think I’ll have to give them a try!

  2. Amber Christensen says:

    Yeah those were scrumptious. My son doesn’t even like peanut butter and he’s gobbling them up. What are the non-peanut butter ones you do (nut free school)?

    • you could use sun butter or coconut butter if your school is nut free. if its just peanut free you can use almond butter or even nutella!

    • Thought I would share some alternatives. My son is following the FODMAP diet so many restrictions, here are some ideas that are easy substitutes and taste great.
      Use 1/3 cup maple syrup instead of honey (no high fructose syrup option)
      Use the unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted
      Milled Flax Seed vs Chia seeds
      Add unsweetened Cocoa powder instead of chocolate chips or in addition to.
      Add one dehydrated banana (with or without cocoa powder is great)
      I have found the consistency better if the oats (old fashion or steel cut) are pulsed slightly in a food processor.
      Thanks for recipe!

      • Stephanie thank you! these are all great alternatives! i have pulsed the oats from time to time as well and enjoy the finer texture. i often use ground flax seed instead of chia seeds because they chia seeds get stuck in my teeth a bit lol! i’m always worried i’ll smile at someone after having one with a big black seed in my teeth lol!!!

  3. Mmm, I love my peanut butter balls recipe, but yours looks fabulous, too! I’m going to have to add it to the rotation!

  4. Do you use quick oats or regular?

    • regular! i have heard from several friends that you can give the oats a quick run in your food processor to break them down a bit! i am going to try that on my next batch!

  5. I am making these!! Sounds delicious…

  6. Hi

    Just wondering if anyone knew the calories in these snacks? Looks delicious!

  7. These looks aweomse! I’m looking to start making snacks that do not contain OOBERS amounts of sugar! Do you prepare the oatmeal or do you just use the raw oats? I only have quick oatmeal.. do you think that would still work?

  8. by oatmeal, do you mean the oats or mixed with milk? i only have porridge, so do i use the oats or do i actually make the porridge and use 1 cup of it?
    Also, i dont have any coconut, could i substitute it for ground almonds?

    • When I say oatmeal I am referring to just the oats… I will go back into the post and clarify thank you for pointing that out! You could most definitely sub the coconut for ground almonds. I do that often since I am always making macarons and have almond flour on hand!

  9. Do you have the nutritional info on these!

  10. These were delicious! I didn’t have the chia seeds, but everything else was on hand so I made them anyway. Just finished making a second batch using almond butter.

  11. Hi – do you use natural PB or something like KRAFT/JIFFY?

  12. Jenny Mae says:

    Just made these and they are ahhhhhhhmazing!

  13. Karina Walsh says:

    I’ve been making these recently and my husband LOVES them, and so do I! Thanks for the recipe :)

    • no problem! i have one i will be sharing soon that is also a big hit with my hubby – its pb pretzel!

    • Doesn’t the pb stick to your hands when rolling?

      • If you have the right consistency it isn’t too bad… but my secret is to use surgical gloves LOL! My hubby brings them home from the hospital and I use them in the kitchen all the time to keep my hands clean!!

  14. I did a recipe analysis on this using the ingredients listed. I then tweaked it a little bit to lower the sugar content. I also had to guess at the number of servings as it’s not listed. I’ll know for sure once I make them. They sound delicious and I’m sure they are. They’re fairly healthy, given the contents, but wanted to point out that they only have somewhere between 2- 3 grams of protein per ball (again, taking a best guess at the number of servings) and they have about 5 grams of sugar which is a little high for the size. I’ll play with this one a bit. Note that I’ve made similar recipes for energy bites so that’s where I’m getting my “guesstimate” of serving sizes. Here it is:
    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size 23 g
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 88Calories from Fat 43
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 4.7g7%
    Saturated Fat 1.4g7%
    Trans Fat 0.0g
    Cholesterol 0mg0%
    Sodium 30mg1%
    Potassium 75mg2%
    Total Carbohydrates 9.9g3%
    Dietary Fiber 1.5g6%
    Sugars 5.7g
    Protein 2.6g
    Vitamin A 0% • Vitamin C 0%
    Calcium 2% • Iron 8%
    Nutrition Grade C-

  15. im taking finals and thought these would be a good thing to take in my bag with me through the day. Is it okay if I do that or with they get all mushy and gross through the day? I consider putting them in a container and storing them in my book bag.

    • They will hold up! I just recommend making them a bit more on the dry side so they holds shape a little more- add a touch less of the wet ingredients or a touch more oatmeal to compensate!

  16. I just made the peanut butter balls and they were out of this world! pinnin, facebooking spreading the word…these are awwwwwsome!

  17. Hi, these look great! I just tried but in the recipe it says oatmeal, not oats, so that’s what I did and they do not form. I would suggest changing the recipe to oats so that readers are clear what you mean.

    • AH! I have not heard that problem yet so I appreciate your comment! I will change that now! Thanks for the heads up and I am so sorry that yours did not form because of that!

  18. These sound awesome and I totally want to give them a try! But I’m allergic to coconut. Do you have any substitution suggestions that will help maintain the consistency of them?

  19. I just tried the PB Oatmeal Ener Bites this week they were easy to make. Also I made them for my daughter to take with her as she started another semester in college and was not going to have much free time in between classes on some days, so she has snacked on them and they were an exact fit for her schedule. Thanks for sharing….P.S. my we tried them also they are great!!!

    • I’m so glad you love them and are finding a way to spoil your daughter with this recipe! My kids love when I make them too! xoxo

  20. Has anyone tried making this with cooked oats, or soaking them first? I loved the texture of the raw oats, but it’s way too hard on my stomach and I’d like to try again. Thanks!

  21. i LOVE these i found this recipe just before xmas and have been making them ever since so thank you!!

  22. Hello! These look great! Just wondering about how many bites does this recipe make? Thanks!

  23. My sister and I both made these but did not use the chia seeds or coconut for medical reasons. They are very good but a bit sticky from the peanut butter. Any suggestions?

    • If you removed the coconut and chia seeds they would def be on the sticky side because you removed some of the dry ingredients and the balance is a little off. I would add a bit more oats or less peanut butter. OR I recommend adding in some ground flax seed to soak up some of the stickiness!

  24. These are great! I made half the recipe and omitted the chia seeds because I didn’t have any on hand. I got 7 from making half the recipe. For those of you who are WW people, I figured out that one was 5 points! The peanut butter and honey are a killer on WW! If you can eat just one (good luck) then these are great for a sweet treat!

  25. these sound great! I just started training for a marathon and think these will help me fuel all of the miles ahead of me. Thanks for sharing!

  26. Just made these for my son and his football buddies – they loved them – and I love how simple they are to make!

  27. Has anyone tried freezing these?

  28. Do they all have coconut flakes?

    • a lot of my power bites have coconut because i enjoy the texture and flavor. there have been a few readers who have substituted ground flaxseed (not a 1:1 ratio though – you will have to add it bit by bit until you get the right consistency)

  29. I made these last night and bought them into work today to share and they were a big hit! All the guys loved them. Perfectly balanced ingredients. I also rolled them in coconut flakes. Thanks for sharing!

  30. Instead of flaxseed or chia seeds I used wheat germ and they were still awesome!

  31. I just made these last night and my kids just loved them. My daughter asked if I would make some more today.

  32. To whom it may concern:

    I used your Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls found on your website for a class project. I would like permission to share this recipe with my classmates. We are gathering all our recipes in booklet from to pass out to approximately 250 students. We are not selling this booklet and there will only be one booklet given to each student.

    Thank you so much for considering this request!
    Aedel France Magno
    8th grade student
    Schoenbar Middle School
    Ketchikan, Alaska

  33. Fantastic tasty recipe! Love them!

  34. Hi there, These look amazing but I just recently read somewhere that it’s not good to eat uncooked oats?

  35. Thank you! I have been making the peanut butter balls weekly for months. I make a double batch some weeks. These are a household favorite. The only adjustments I make are increase the Chia seeds to 3 tablespoons and honey to just under 1/3 cup. I love these.

  36. Puréed white beans are also good mixed with these!

  37. These are really good. I made with almond butter, as that’s what I had. I like the addition of Chia seeds. Mine seem really crumbly and I had to apply some serious pressure to get them to stay in balls. But, they are worthy and I plan on making them again with some smaller textured coconut flakes. I think they’ll hold together better with that. Overall…delicious!

    • Lisa – sometimes that happens to me as well – I’ll just add a touch more PB or Honey to give it a more sticky texture! glad you like them!

  38. Caroline says:

    I love this recipe. I didn’t have any peanut butter on hand so I used some Jiff: Mocha spread instead. I also add some dried cranberries to the mix. Next time I will try the peanut butter option, I’m sure it is way more healthy;) Thanks so much for the great snack!!! :)

  39. elizabeth says:

    They look so good I am going to have a cooking class try this recipe tomorrow and they will let me know how they tomorrow on the plus side they look so gooooooood

  40. i tried making these tonight and they are delicious! I did have a little bit of an issue with them sticking together though, mine wouldn’t form into a ball like yours. The problem could have been that I used agave nectar instead of honey but I don’t know! Anyone else have this issue??

  41. Love these!! So easy. Everything was already in my cupboard. I added chia seeds for an extra little pop! Will be featuring an adaptation on my blog for sure! Thanks for sharing.

  42. Stephanie says:

    This is probably a silly question, but do you use sweetened or unsweetened coconut? Thanks!

    • I’m probably a bit tooooo much on the sweet side so I use sweetened but I’m sure it would be just as good with unsweetened!

  43. I made these last night, subbing Golden Pea butter for the peanut butter to make them allergy friendly. My family loved them…

  44. WOO HOO! My 5 year old who is an INSANELY picky eater ate half the batch! I took out the chocolate chips and he was convinced it was still made with chocolate even after I told him the ingredients. He’s really excited to try different recipes!

    • That is wonderful! I am so happy! I have lots of different types of energy bites on my site so be sure to check them out!

  45. Just made these. They are so yummy! Thank you for posting! :)

  46. This may be a silly question, but how do you toast the shredded coconut?

    • not silly at all! I toast mine on the stovetop over medium heat. Be sure to move it around a bit while toasting and keep a good eye on it! they go from brown and toasted to burnt very fast!

  47. I use gluten free old fashioned rolled oats and natural peanut butter. I can not get mine to hold together, any ideas?
    Thank you. I do love the recipe!!

    • I recommend a bit more PB or honey! or decrease the amount of oats or even pulse the oats in your food processor! it sounds like your ratio of wet-dry is a bit off. I don’t use gluten free oats so maybe they measure a bit different?

  48. These were so easy and tasty! Thanks for sharing the recipe.


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