I started making energy balls regularly to help save money. Making chocolate peanut butter energy balls take the place of having to buy expensive energy bars. I’d much rather spend about $8 on 6-8 servings of chocolate and peanut putter energy balls rather than $2-3 for just one bar. I also love that these can last outside the refrigerator for the entire day! All of our energy ball recipes are freezer-friendly too, so you can prep a few batches in one sitting and store them for later.
These chocolate peanut butter energy balls are the perfect snack to pack if you know you will have a long gap in between meals, because they balanced with protein, fiber and healthy fats to keep you fuller longer and prevent any 3 o’clock energy crashes. They get their chocolatey flavor from the cocoa powder, which is unsweetened and a source of fiber! Did you know tablespoon of cocoa powder contains 1.8g of fiber? This recipe contains over 5 grams by having 1/4 cup cocoa.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup flaxseed
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir until incorporated.
- Using your hand, take small amounts of the mixture and roll into bite sized balls. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Enjoy!
Nutrition info is an estimate and may contain errors.
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Whether you are a novice in the kitchen, or a seasoned chef, Dietitian Klara will work with you to help you reach your nutrition goals. Co-author of Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating, Cooking with Diabetes and Cooking with Food Sensitivities Guide.