Shit just got real. You’re snack game just up-leveled. These no bake oatmeal energy balls are to die for.
I’ve been wanting to create an energy ball recipe for a long time that didn’t use dates and that tasted amazing (I don’t like dates). Who wants to eat something that doesn’t taste great? Not only that but the balls are packed full of healthy fats, protein, and carbs.
So I was really bored and we are stock piled with delicious Orgain Plant Based Protein so I decided I would give the ol’ energy ball recipe a try. Hubby won’t let me dive into the wedding cake until tomorrow (1 year anniversary) so I had to get my chocolate fix some other way.
These energy balls are seriously next level. I could never eat another Justin’s Peanut Butter Cup in my life and I would be completely satisfied.
Side note: You can use any kind of nut butter, nuts, and seeds. You can swap dried fruit for the nuts and seeds if you want or even use dark chocolate chips. You can sweeten however you prefer (honey, stevia, applesauce, etc.). Vanilla and cinnamon are optional but add a nice touch. You can use dried fruit instead of nuts. You could also use whey protein in place of the plant based protein. You can really make these however you want!
If you love chocolate and peanut butter you will absolutely love these.
Ultimate No Bake Peanut Butter Cup Energy Balls
Chocolately and nutty energy bites with healthy fats, protein, and carbs.
- 3/4 cup Organic Old Fashioned Oats
- 1/2 cup Organic Walnuts
- 2 Scoops Creamy Chocolate Fudge Orgain Organic Protein | Plant Based
- 3 tablespoons Organic Chia Seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon Organic Cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon Organic Coconut Oil
- 1/2 cup Organic Peanut Butter
- 1/4 cup Organic Maple Syrup
- 1 teaspoon Organic Vanilla Extract
- 2 tablespoons organic pesto
- Combined or separate, chop the oats, walnuts and chia seeds in a food-processer (if your food-processer will chop the tiny seeds – if not, it’s okay mine didn’t). I use a Ninja.
- [This step is optional but it makes it a lot easier to mix the dry ingredients.] Set your stove top to low (I don’t use microwaves but you certainly can). Add the coconut oil to a sauce pan until melted. Then add the peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla. Mix ingredients.
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix.
- Roll into balls.
- Put in refrigerator to cool before serving….or not. They are ready to eat as soon as you’re done. But if you prefer to eat them cool, then have at it.
The energy bites are good for about a week in the fridge, but I can tell ya right now you won’t have to worry about them spoiling because they’ll be gone in no time.