No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls

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These Simple No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls make the perfect snack, breakfast, or even dessert! They are packed with protein to keep you full longer and taste like a Peanut Butter Cookie!

These Simple No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls make the perfect snack, breakfast, or even dessert! They're packed with protein and taste like a Peanut Butter Cookie!

Simple No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls packed with protein to keep you full longer and taste like a Peanut Butter Cookie! Yes please!

I have always been a gym rat.

I started playing volleyball when I was seven. I started playing club volleyball shortly after that. Playing Club meant practice 2-3 times a week and traveling all day tournaments on the weekends. I tried to play soccer for a bit but my schedule got to hectic so I choose to stick with volleyball.

These Simple No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls make the perfect snack, breakfast, or even dessert! They're packed with protein and taste like a Peanut Butter Cookie!

I went to high performance sports training camp in the summer months to increase my vertical. I would practice my overhand serve against our roof … and broken a few gutters in the process … to perfect my craft.

My life WAS volleyball.

And I loved it! I made the Varsity team as a freshman and was the starting setter, so all my hard work had paid off. I started getting letters from college recruiters my sophomore year of high school and starting visiting those colleges junior year. It was kinda surreal.

These Simple No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls make the perfect snack, breakfast, or even dessert! They're packed with protein and taste like a Peanut Butter Cookie!

Then my senior year hit and I got tired. I was eating, sleeping and breathing volleyball and I had had enough. I can still remember visiting UCONN for a college trip.

The coach took me around campus and basically gave me the sales pitch, walked me through the gym and then into the weight room to introduce me to the college trainer.  She was huge … definitely a major weightlifter and I honestly I couldn’t tell if she was male or female for quite a while.

It was then that I realized, if I go here, what’s next? I kill myself for volleyball and then what ….

That’s when I thought that yes I wanted a scholarship to college but I didn’t want my life to revolve around volleyball. It had been like that for so long. I wanted a change. I decided to go to an NAIA Christian school in Chicago. I LOVED every second of it and that’s where I met my husband.

These Simple No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls make the perfect snack, breakfast, or even dessert! They're packed with protein and taste like a Peanut Butter Cookie!

I still enjoy playing volleyball and still LOVE working out. In fact I usually work out at least 4 times a week, it’s a big stress reliever for me and helps me stay healthy. Because of that I like to have a quick protein packed snack either right before or after my workout.

And these No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls are my go to!

ONE, because they have peanut butter as the base and I’m OBSESSED with peanut butter! Not only is it delicious but it’s a great quick source of protein. And TWO they have chocolate chips in them! So basically these energy balls are a no brainer!

These Simple No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls make the perfect snack, breakfast, or even dessert! They're packed with protein and taste like a Peanut Butter Cookie!

To make this even easier, all the ingredients (minus the chocolate chips) are thrown into a food processor to mix everything up. So the work is done for you! All you have to do roll them and eat them!

Sounds like a pretty easy job to me!

And believe me .. you are going to enjoy the eating part of your job! These are absolutely delicious. Basically taste like a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie! MMmmmmm

Bon Appetit my friends!

These Simple No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls make the perfect snack, breakfast, or even dessert! They're packed with protein and taste like a Peanut Butter Cookie!

ITEMS I USED TO MAKE THIS RECIPE:  (some of these may be affiliate links)

Breville Food Processor – this processor is awesome, it’s quite and I use it every single time I make energy balls!

Vanilla Protein Powder – one of my favorite protein powders to use

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These Simple No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls make the perfect snack, breakfast, or even dessert! They're packed with protein and taste like a Peanut Butter Cookie!

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 10 mins
  • total_time Total Time: 10 mins
  • yield Yield: 16 balls 1x
  • category Category: breakfast, snack, kid friendly, dessert

Description

These Simple No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls make the perfect snack, breakfast, or even dessert! They’re packed with protein and taste like a Peanut Butter Cookie!

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups of old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup of ground flax seed
  • 1 tablespoon of black chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup of dried pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup of dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Add rolled oats, ground flax seed, chia seeds, cinnamon, dried dates, peanut butter, vanilla extract, and vanilla protein powder to food processor.
  2. Pulse until ingredients are blended and oats are finely chopped, almost like flour consistency. (about 7-9 times)
  3. Slowly add water to the food process and blend until the mixture sticks together. You may need to add more or less water depending on your energy ball dough.
  4. Add mixture to a large bowl, using your hands mix in chocolate chip.
  5. Form energy bite mixture into 1″ balls and place on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  6. Serve immediately or store in air tight container in refrigerator.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 136
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 34 mg
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 5 g

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Krista
Hi! I'm the recipe developer and food photographer behind all these easy healthy recipes! I love food, Jesus, morning lattes, and am obsessed with fantasy football!

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  1. Samara Tager

    Must you write an essay to give a recipe? No one wants to read a whole back story, cut to the chase and give us the recipe.

    1. Krista

      haha… well if you don’t want to hear it there is an option at the top that says “jump to recipe” so you can cut to the chase and get to the recipe if you choose.

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