No-Bake 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Bites

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No-Bake 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Bites are a quick, simple, make ahead snack for on the go!

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I love a recipe that I can whip up in a couple of minutes with ingredients that I always have on hand!  This is one of those recipes.  These tasty little energy balls only have 4 ingredients:  oats, peanut butter, maple syrup, and chocolate chips.

They could’t be easier to make.  Just stir all the ingredients together, chill for about 30 minutes, then pat into balls.

I’ve always been a huge fan of the peanut butter and chocolate flavor combo!  However, I’m sure any nut butter, like almond butter, would be great in this recipe.

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No-Bake 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Bites

5 from 17 votes
No-Bake 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Bites are a quick, simple, make ahead snack for on the go!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


Servings 16 balls
Calories 108 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl. Mix together until well incorporated. Cover and chill in a refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  • Grab about a heaping tablespoon full of the mixture and press it into a ball with your palms. Repeat with the remaining oat mixture, making about 16 energy bites.
  • Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.


Serving: 1ball | Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.3g | Protein: 2.9g | Fat: 5.6g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 6.9g
Course Breakfast, Snack
Keyword chocolate peanut butter energy balls, energy balls recipe, energy bites recipe, peanut butter oat energy bites
Cuisine American
Author Amanda Finks


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  1. 5 stars
    I toasted the oats on the stove with some cinnamon, added honey instead of maple syrup and it was incredible. Everyone LOVED them.

  2. I made them and cut the recipe in 1/2. I ran out of maple syrup so I added honey to the maple syrup and it was delicious. Still made 10 good size snacks with half the recipe and a little less than 100 cal a snack.

  3. 5 stars
    So quick an easy! If you need a little extra pick me up I also add Nestle espresso chips with my chocolate chips — PURE GOLD! I also recommend heating your peanut butter in the microwave for about 15 seconds for easier mixing!

  4. I’m allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. I use Sunbutter (sunflower seed butter) instead.

  5. 5 stars
    tastes amazing and works perfectly we added extra chocolate chips and it tasted amazing toatally recomend these.

  6. Quick and easy to make. I used syrup and honey. Also used Lily’s semi sweet baking chips. They’re sweetened with stevia so less sugar. I was able to roll mine immediately.

  7. 5 stars
    These are SO good. I added a couple of fresh rasberries (mostly mashed) to the mix and they are *unbelievable*. Highly recommend.

  8. I used 2 teaspoons of powdered stevia and 1/3 cup of almond oil. It still needs a bit more texture. I will add almond milk next time. The maple syrup is unnecessary and will only add a ton of sugar. You don’t need that.

  9. Such a simple and awesome recipe. I had a few packets of instant flavored oatmeal (brown sugar) so I used this too and the flavor was amazing!

  10. 5 stars
    I added coconut, flaxseed, used almond milk instead of coconut milk, and added a few butterscotch chips. It was great!

  11. Hello stupid question but do you cook the oats first? I’m not into cooking or baking so I really dont have a clue TIA

    1. 5 stars
      Delicious! Easy to make and such a treat. I use a ripe banana instead of the maple syrup and add 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut. My daughter is allergic to peanuts so I make them with almond butter for her. Recipe easily adapts to your needs. Store in the refrigerator if you use a banana. You don’t cook the oats.

  12. I used honey instead of maple syrup and coconut instead of chocolate chips and i also added a small dash of vanilla essence and they tasted amazing

  13. I added Chia seeds, coconut and cacao powder and honey instead of maple syrup and rolled them in coconut to finish.

  14. I added some raisins and milk. IT ended up really liquidy, I don’t know why, but it tasted really good.

  15. 5 stars
    I love this recipe and make a double batch because they go so fast! Doing a double batch, instead of 2/3 pure maple syrup, I only do 1/3 cup – still taste great, and I think that means less sugar??

  16. I’m loving this but binding the individual bites together is giving me a difficult time. I’m using organic creamy peanut butter, organic pure maple syrup, ghiradelli chocolate chips and quaker old fashioned oats. Any tips?

    1. 5 stars
      I use a ripe banana instead of the maple syrup. I also add 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, just because we like it! Less sugar and they form into balls easily without refrigerating first. They have to be stored in the frig because of the banana. But are delicious!

    1. 5 stars
      I did, they tasted great with them! I’m not sure if that will change after they’ve been in the fridge for a few days, but I don’t anticipate them lasting that long!

    2. 5 stars
      Thanks for the tip that milk makes it better.
      The tip to add flaxseed flour if it’s too sticky had me stumped what to do with the food I have on hand. Powdered milk cures the stickiness perfectly

    1. How?? I tried and I couldn’t. I was using creamy richard’s peanut powder with water and it didn’t look well lol

  17. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I love how you made it simpler by just adding the chocolate chips right in!

About Amanda Finks

I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living in Zionsville, IN. I’m an avid cook, travel nerd, & lover of good food! I’m trained in Food Science & recipe development. It’s my mission to bring you the BEST recipes your whole family will love!

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