These Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls Recipe are a super easy, quick way to enjoy a healthy snack or to kick start your mornings. These balls are an awesome option for naturally boosting energy, increasing fiber in take, a good source of protein and packed with healthy nutrients that are great for post work-outs as well. Naturally sweetened and boasts of bold peanut butter flavor. Completely Gluten-Free. Vegan option.
With everything happening in our current time, I've been so busy with running things in the house, that I've been posting recipes a little less these days. Honestly, I've found that many of my previous easy recipes are perfect for many of you today, especially with limited ingredients like pantry staples. These Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls Recipe have become my favorite snack or easy go-to breakfast with a nice cup of tea or coffee on busier or lazy days.
Much like these No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls, you can always mix & match your ingredients or make the necessary substitutions if preferred. I love to keep some of my recipes open to interpretation as it relates to your own personal taste bud preferences and demands. Of course, if you're a lover of peanut butter, then you'll enjoy this PB Banana Pudding, Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats, No-Churn Peanut Butter Oreo Ice Cream, Vegan Peanut Butter Pecan Milkshake, and Jamaican Vegan Peanut Punch.
These Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls are protein-packed and don’t disappoint at all. OK, so some of you might be wondering what an Energy Ball/Bite is anyway, right?
To break this down, an Energy Bite or Ball is basically a protein-packed ball of goodness that often consists of old-fashioned or rolled oats, some sort of nutty butter (peanut butter, almond butter, that sort of thing!), and some type of seeds. That’s the basis. Everything else is pretty customizable and can be added or not based on your tastebud’s preference.
These little balls of goodness can be made in under 10-15 minutes and require only a short refrigeration time to ensure that they remain solid. Also, because these little sweet treats are no-bake and include a lot of raw healthy plant-based ingredients, you can store them for a few days (up to 2 weeks) which makes for a great long-term treat. All in all, these are a win, win in my opinion!
Also, because these little sweet treats are no-bake and include a lot of raw healthy ingredients, you can store them for a few days (up to 2 weeks) which makes for a great long-term treat and PERFECT FOR MEAL PREP! All in all, these are a win, win in my opinion!
While these peanut butter balls seem pretty fancy, they're super easy to make as I've mentioned before. It's literally all about mixing together the ingredients in a bowl, rolling them into the perfect size balls, adding them unto a baking sheet, refrigerating until hardened, and wallah! All done!
Usually, I enjoy using Justin's Peanut Butter, but on my recent trip to the Organic Market, I came across Earth Balance's Peanut Butter with Flaxseed and I had to give it a try! Thank goodness I did! It's so tasty! Plus, it comes loaded with Omega-3, Sweetened with Agave, 0 grams of trans fat, and a host of other things that makes it a great Vegan option!
The ingredients for these peanut butter balls are simple and easy to find. Here’s what you need:
Whether you're running a race, on your way to work, going on a hike, heading off on a road trip or have little ones on the verge of hanger- these Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls are the perfect snacks to keep you fueled and satisfied along the way.
Oats are another superfood that’s great to start your day with. Rolled oats like the ones used in this recipe, are a healthy source of complex carbs, fiber (the soluble kind!), protein, and fat. In addition, they are loaded with important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Other great benefits of oats, according to studies:
If you make these balls more than once or you just want to switch things up a bit, please feel free to get creative with any of the following variations:
Don't be afraid to get creative and experiment with different flavors and ingredients until you find your perfect combination.
Are you ready to make the perfect batch of peanut butter balls? Here are some tips that can help you create a delicious and nutritious snack:
Choose ingredients that you enjoy and that make you feel good if you want to switch things up besides solely peanut butter. Whether it's natural nut butter, organic protein powders, or fresh fruit, selecting ingredients that you love can make the whole process more enjoyable.
Making peanut butter balls can be a relaxing and mindful activity, so take your time and enjoy the process. Turn on some music or a podcast, and take breaks to savor the flavors and textures as you mix and roll the ingredients together. A little but of extra time and love now means you can save time later with this quick snack you can grab on the go.
Don't be afraid to adjust the ingredients to your taste. If you like your peanut butter balls sweeter, add a little more honey or maple syrup. If you prefer a more savory flavor, try adding some spices like cinnamon or cardamom.
Making peanut butter balls can be a great way to involve your family or friends in the kitchen. Kids especially love rolling the mixture into balls and can even help you select the ingredients.
To make your peanut butter balls more eco-friendly, store them in reusable containers like glass jars or silicone bags. Not only is it better for the environment, but it also makes your snacks more portable and convenient.
When it comes to making Energy Balls, it’s super important to refrigerate them slightly (for a few minutes) before rolling the dough AND then chilling them again after. Through trial and error, I’ve found that rolling them as soon as the dough is made makes things far more messy, especially after the 3rd or 4th ball (think—dough melting or not cooperating into a perfect ball).
While most people use honey as a sweetener, I found that using maple or dates works so much better. Remember, a great ‘binder’ creates a better outcome. Granted, using honey is just fine if preferred.
By using these tips, you can make peanut butter balls that are not only nutritious and delicious but also a fun and enjoyable activity to do alone or with your family!
The Best Healthy Sugar Alternatives + Substitutes list is all about finding better ways to enjoy your favorite sweets without compromising your healthy lifestyle. For those who follow a vegetarian and/or vegan lifestyle, this lists offers a few great ideas to incorporate healthy sweeteners into your diet.
Peanut Butter Balls can be kept refrigerated (tightly sealed in a container) for up 2 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months.
Absolutely! Instead of using peanut butter, you can also substitute with Almond Butter, Sunflower Seed Butter, Tahini, Soynut Butter, Pecan Butter, Hazelnut Butter, or Granola Butter.
Yes! To make these protein balls vegan-friendly, simply substitute the honey with pure maple syrup, date syrup, etc. and ensure that the peanut butter is vegan-friendly.
Absolutely! For optimal freshness and to keep these balls in tact in form, it's best to refrigerate them. Unfortunately, if left at room temperature, these protein balls can dry out.
Honestly, since each ball is under 100 calories, it's safe to eat 2-3 peanut butter balls for a well-balanced snack and satisfying bite.
Yes! Peanut butter is loaded with so many good, health-promoting nutrients, including vitamin E, magnesium, iron, selenium and vitamin B6.
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