No Bake Peanut Butter Power Balls are simple to make, requiring just 6 ingredients. Perfect for a grab and go breakfast or quick snack. No food processor required.
I CANNOT believe how simple these were to make. My family gobbled them up and have been asking non-stop for me to make them again. I love that they are made with healthy real food ingredients!Megan
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These No Bake Peanut Butter Power Balls are superior to other 9,345,987 power ball recipes on Google for 3 important reasons. First, they don't require a food processor, you just form balls and refrigerate. Second, all ingredients are simple. You likely have everything you need already in your pantry.
Peanut Butter Power Balls are one of the most approachable recipes on Simply Sissom. Ready in 10 minutes hands on prep, no baking needed and you only dirty 1-bowl.
This recipe was inspired by our Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Balls. These guys are chocolate chip cookie dough's older, wiser (and better for you) big brother and man are they delicious.
- rolled oats
- peanut butter
- chocolate chips
- vanilla extract
See recipe card for quantities.
Add oats and salt to a medium bowl. Mix well.
Add peanut butter, honey, chocolate chips and vanilla.
Use a rubber spatula to mix until all ingredients are incorporated. Make sure that all oats are covered with peanut butter and honey.
Use a small/medium school and drop equal sized dollops of the oat mixture onto a sheet pan covered with parchment. Use damp hands to roll into balls. Freeze for 15 minutes and enjoy!
Hint: It is important to use damp (not soaking wet) hands to roll the balls as the batter is sticky.
- Gluten Free - sub regular rolled oats for a gluten free variety
- Non Dairy - use a dairy free chocolate chip
- Nut Free - sub peanut butter for a seed butter. Note that the texture of the balls may change. If too sticky, add additional rolled oats.
You can get as creative as you like with these peanut butter power balls. The recipe calls for ¼ cup of chocolate chips but you can you whatever additives sound great to you. Dried fruit, white chocolate chips and granola are some of our favorite variations of this recipe.
These balls become sticky when left at room temperature. The oats can also get soggy. We recommend storing them in the freezer in an airtight bag. To serve, allow them to come to room temperature on the counter for 5-10 minutes (it doesn't take long). Peanut Butter Power Balls stay fresh in the freezer for up to 3 months.
This recipe is really simple to make and freezes perfectly. We recommend doubling the recipe so you only have to whip these up half as often!
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No Bake Peanut Butter Power Balls are simple to make, requiring just 6 basic pantry ingredients. Perfect for a grab and go breakfast or quick snack. No food processor needed.
- 1 ¼ cup rolled oats
- ⅛ tsp salt
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
- 1 tsp vanilla
- In a large mixing bowl, combine oats and salt.
- To the oats, add peanut butter, honey, chocolate chips and vanilla.
- Use a rubber spatula to mix the ingredients until fully combined.
- Use a small coop to make equal sized "blobs" of oat mixture on a parchment paper covered sheet pan. Dampen hands and form each blog into a tight ball.Enjoy immediately or store in the freezer.
- Gluten-Free oats can be swapped for traditional rolled oats.
- Peanut Butter can be swapped for the nut butter of your choice.
Keywords: peanut butter, power ball, energy ball
Yes! Power balls are loaded with protein (peanut butter) and fiber (rolled oats), naturally sweetened (honey) AND delicious. You can substitute the chocolate chips for an additional ¼ cup of rolled oats to reduce the amount of sugar.
No, we do not recommend it. The texture becomes too sticky.
Yes, gluten-free oats can be subbed for rolled oats at a 1:1 ratio.
Yes. This recipe is not fussy. Use what you have on hand. Adapt the final mixture by adding oats if too sticky and additional nut butter if power balls are sticking together.
Different brands of peanut butter vary greatly in texture. Natural peanut butter (with oil on top) is generally less thick than traditional peanut butter, but can be dry dry if not mixed well. If your mixture is too thick, your peanut butter may have been too dry.