Peanut Butter Energy Balls


Peanut Butter M&M Energy Balls

2 cups dry oats

120g peanut butter (about 1/2 cup)

95g honey (about 1/4 cup)

1/2 cup mini M&Ms

25g vanilla protein powder

  • Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir and stir until well combined. You especially want to make sure the peanut butter is combined all throughout--it holds the balls together.

  • Grab a handful of the mixture and roll into balls. This recipe makes about 24 balls.




It's not quite THAT simple & easy--here are my tips after making them many times!

  • You need to stir and stir and stir some more to make sure it is all well-combined!

  • You might have to keep forming and forming the balls--you are basically making all of the stuff stick together.

  • If you get about halfway through and it is not sticking very well, add about a Tablespoon of peanut butter and mix it thoroughly--it will help it stick together some more.

  • You can chill in the fridge or keep in air-tight container. These never last long in my house, so I don't even know how long they are good for! Maybe a week...maybe more!


I want to emphasize these are packed full of goodness--Fat, Carbs, and Protein--yes! They are high in calories--that can be a good thing for satiation, flavor, and a small sweet treat! Yum! Just be aware, and eat in moderation. Consider them a "sweet treat!"





Other notes from me:

  • I love using a kitchen scale (that's why some of my original recipes call for grams)--it can be faster and you can get accurate measurements without all of the spoons, cups and extra things to clean! This is the one I have. There are many options on amazon!

  • I use whole, rolled oats.

  • My favorite vanilla protein powder is Isopure Zero Carb.

  • You can use other nut butters--try them out! We are big peanut butter fans!

  • For natural nut butters, make sure you are using the thick part--stir well before using.

  • These can be gluten free dependent on the oats (and other ingredients) you choose.

  • For a dairy-free version, use a recipe from below--Peanut Butter or Peanut Butter Coconut.



When you get down to the end and you cannot stick and roll anymore--just enjoy the rest!





Here are a few other variations that we also make at our house!

Same directions. Enjoy!



Chocolate Chip Energy Balls

2 cups dry oats

120g peanut butter (about 1/2 cup)

95g honey (about 1/4 cup)

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

25g vanilla protein powder



Peanut Butter Energy Balls

2 cups dry oats

120g peanut butter (about 1/2 cup)

95g honey (about 1/4 cup)

1/2 cup peanuts

25g vanilla protein powder



Peanut Butter Coconut Energy Balls

1.5 cups dry oats

120g peanut butter (about 1/2 cup)

95g honey (about 1/4 cup)

1/2 cup peanuts

1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

25g vanilla protein powder



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