Peanut Butter Energy Balls are an excellent grab and go option for breakfast or a snack. With just six ingredients, these little nibbles are perfect to make on the weekend to enjoy throughout the week.
When You Need a Little Nibble, Peanut Butter Energy Balls Always Satisfy!
When you need a boost of energy, these no-bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls are perfect!
They are a great addition to your breakfast and make an excellent afternoon snack. These bites are tasty enough that you could consider them a healthy dessert.
If you want to travel with these during the warmer months, you can freeze them and leave out the chocolate chips.
They are a delicious pick-me-up that never gets old!
To Make Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Balls You Will Need
Unsweetened Coconut - Make sure you check the label! Shredded coconut also comes sweetened.
Chopped Pecans - Pre-chopped pecans are cheaper and convenient, but I have found that buying pecan halves and chopping them myself yields the best flavor.
Creamy Peanut Butter - I like to buy the kind you grind yourself at the grocery store, but and sugar-free version works here. Just make sure that you check the label - sugar is a very common addition to commercial peanut butter. If you can’t have peanut butter - or don’t want to have it - almond butter works too.
Sugar-Free Maple Syrup - And brand works here, but Choc Zero is my go-to brand.
Vanilla Extract - Use the best quality you can because this can have a significant impact on the overall flavors.
Lily’s Chocolate Chips - Any keto-friendly brand of chocolate chips will work here. Lily’s is my go-to.
Store Peanut Butter Energy Balls in the refrigerator for up to a week. I like to bring them to room temperature before serving, but you can eat them cold.
If you would like, you can freeze them for up to a month. To do this, freeze in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet and then transfer the keto peanut butter energy balls to a freezer-safe container.
- Add in 3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds or 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- Chopped macadamia nuts can be used in place of the pecans.
- Use almond butter, cashew butter, or sunflower butter in place of peanut butter.
- Almond extract may be used in place of vanilla extract.
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Peanut Butter Energy Balls
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 tablespoon sugar free maple syrup like choc-zero
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup Lily’s chocolate chips
- In the bowl of a food processor combine the coconut, pecans, peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Process until smooth.
- Transfer to a bowl and stir in chocolate chips.
- Using a small cookie scoop, scoop out the dough and then form into balls.
- Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and cover. Chill for at least 30 minutes.
More Keto Snack Recipes to Try
- Keto Butterfinger Fat Bombs are a delicious treat you will crave again and again.
- Keto Protein Balls are easy to make and a fabulous way to fuel your day.
Delicious and so simple
what kind of peanut butter do you use? I am on keto, so would you use a nut butter with no sugar or is a peanut butter with 2 or 3 grams of sugar ok?
I use the kind you grind up at the store than only has nuts in it.