No-Bake Peanut Butter Bites | sweet, salty and addictive
For the summertime sweet tooth, these no-bake peanut butter bites are the perfect, light snack to satisfy your cravings. Made with just a few ingredients, these addictive little sweets are easy to whip up! They make the perfect addition to any lunchbox this school year.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Bites
This is the perfect treat for any sweet craving, plus it’s packed with antioxidants, fiber, protein, and heart-healthy oats. If you have curious little ones that love to help Mom or Dad in the kitchen, this is a great hands-on recipe.
Time: 25 minutes Difficulty: Super Easy
- 1 cup of creamy peanut butter
- 2 ½ cups of rolled or old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup of liquid sweetener (honey, maple syrup, or agave)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips (optional)
- 1/4 cup of pumpkin seeds (optional)
Pro Tip: These snacks are just as delicious if you use almond or sunflower butter!
Step 1: Mix the Ingredients
Add oats to a medium mixing bowl. Stir in peanut butter, liquid sweetener, vanilla extract, and chocolate chips and seeds if desired. Mix until a sticky dough forms. Refrigerate the mixture for about 15 minutes.
Step 2: Scoop into Bite-Sized Snacks
Line a large plate with parchment paper. Remove the chilled mixture from the fridge and use a spoon to scoop it into round bites. Use your hands to shape the balls and make them even. Place each ball on the plate. Serve immediately or store for up to 2 weeks in a refrigerated air-tight container!
Pro Tip: Use a small round ice cream scoop for even-sized bites.
This is not just limited to one flavor – we’ve got a versatile base that you can jazz up with various ingredients to suit your cravings!
PROTEIN – Now, if you’re looking for a hearty, protein-packed snack, here’s a fantastic twist: add a scoop of your preferred protein powder to the mix to create peanut butter protein balls. Talk about a satisfying treat that’ll keep you energized throughout the day! But hey, I get it – if you prefer your peanut butter protein balls without protein powder, that’s totally fine.
ADDITIONS – We’ve got you covered with a lineup of nutritious alternatives that will up the protein and overall health value of these. Think flax seeds, chia seeds, pecans, walnuts, or almonds – or go all out and mix and match them to create your own custom blend.
So, whether you’re looking for a filling snack on the go for the kids, a post-workout pick-me-up for yourself, or a delightful summer treat to satisfy those midday cravings, these peanut butter protein balls are for you.
Interested in more bite-sized ball recipes? Check out these recipes:
- 3-Ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Balls by Beaming Baker (low carb)
- Peanut Butter M&M Balls by Six Sisters’ Stuff (kid-friendly)
- Protein Energy Balls by The Big Mans World (customizable)