One Bowl Peanut Butter Energy Bites

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These One Bowl Peanut Butter Energy Bites are full of healthy fats, complex carbs, and make a delicious yet wholesome pick-me-up treat for any time of day.




  1. Mix: Add the peanut butter and maple syrup to a medium bowl and mix together until combined. Then, add the rolled oats and chocolate chips to the batter and mix until evenly distributed. If the batter looks too wet, set aside to let sit for 3-5 minutes; the rolled oats will absorb some of the moisture from the peanut butter.
  2. Roll: Use a 1 1/2 tablespoon, cookie scoop, or spoon to scoop out even amounts of dough. Use your hands to roll the dough into balls – the balls may appear soft at first, but will firm up once refrigerated.
  3. Enjoy immediately, or store in an airtight container the fridge for up to 7 days.


  • Peanut Butter: the only ingredients in your peanut butter should be peanuts and/or salt. If your peanut butter is unsalted, add 1/4 teaspoon of salt along with the wet ingredients. Natural peanut butter is much more runny, which helps bind the ingredients together in this recipe. If you use a thicker peanut butter with hydrogenated oils or added sugar the recipe will be too dry and not bind together.
  • Chocolate: I recommend using mini chips for this recipe, as they distribute throughout the batter more evenly. You can also finely chop a chocolate bar and use that instead!
  • Flavor Variations: for an extra twist, add 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and/or vanilla extract to the balls! See the blog post for even more flavor ideas.