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Peanut Butter Energy Balls

These no-bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls double as both a sweet treat and an energy-boosting snack. And, they're gluten-free, vegan, refined sugar-free and oil-free too!
Course Snack
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword energy balls, gluten free, peanut butter, refined sugar free, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Chilling Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 15 energy balls
Calories 166kcal
Author Sherri Hall

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened, creamy peanut butter (I used 365 brand)
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp gluten-free, whole-grain oat flour
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp unsalted chopped peanuts
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp mini vegan, refined sugar-free chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Add peanut butter, oat flour, maple syrup, vanilla and salt to a mixing bowl, and stir with a spoon to combine.
  • Add chopped peanuts and mini chocolate chips and stir to combine. Place the dough in the mixing bowl in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  • Use a cookie scoop (I used a #50 disher) to scoop out dough onto parchment-lined baking sheet. Form each scoop of dough into balls with your hands. 
  • If not using the optional coconut, skip to the next step. If using the optional coconut, roll each ball into shredded coconut and return to the baking sheet.
  • Place the baking sheet of energy balls in the freezer for 10 minutes.

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Notes

Store energy balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Nutrition information is based on one energy ball out of a batch of 12 with the optional shredded coconut. Please note the nutrition calculator did not accommodate for unsweetened peanut butter.
The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Accuracy is not guaranteed. Information shown should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Fiber: 1g