Peanut Butter Banana Energy Bites

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No bake peanut butter banana energy bites are soft, sweet, and the perfect little healthy snack to tide you over until your next meal! No baking required and made with just 6 healthy ingredients.

These energy balls are made from bananas and peanut butter. They’re perfect for when you’re on the go!

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Ages ago, I shared a lovely, surprisingly popular recipe for Fruit-n-Nut Peanut Butter Energy Balls. Readers really loved the simplicity of the recipe, the taste, and the ease with which they’re made.

But I kept getting asked one question over and over again: can I add anything else to this recipe? So here I am, answering it loud and clear: OH YES. And you’ve got to try this one!

Why you’ll love these Peanut Butter Banana Energy Balls

Whether you call them peanut butter balls, energy balls or peanut butter energy bites, these are such a yummy new flavour, with the merging of creamy peanut butter, oats, and bananas… plus they have chocolate! (Everything is better with chocolate right?!?) These healthy snack energy balls are the perfect flavour combination of a peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookie mixed with banana bread.

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Not only do chocolate chips pretty much make everything better, but they also make these energy bites better. No need to melt chocolate and do a pretty drizzle, no need to do anything more elaborate than just scooping out the right amount of chocolate chips and folding them straight in.

Ingredients you’ll need to make Peanut Butter Balls

This is a favourite recipe of mine because it uses common pantry items that I usually have in the house:

Close up of a peanut butter banana oatmeal and chocolate chipe energy ball on a white plate.

How to make Peanut Butter Energy Bites

These are so simple to make that even your kids can help!

  1. Mash up the bananas in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Stir in the rolled oats, peanut butter, honey, miniature chocolate chips and cinnamon.
  3. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of the mixture and roll into a 1-inch ball. Repeat with the rest of the mixture.
  4. Refrigerate for 2 hours, allowing the oats enough time to soften.
  5. Store the energy bites in the refrigerator.

My kids love these and they’re a perfect make ahead snack. Make these peanut butter balls then check out my Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies, Fruit-n-Nut Peanut Butter Energy Balls and my Low Fat Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie with Chia Seeds.

Are peanut butter energy balls actually healthy?

Energy balls made from peanut butter have a satiating combination of protein, good carbs, healthy fats, and are also high in fiber. They’re also are portable, so they are the perfect healthy on-the-go snack before or after your workout!

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How to store peanut butter balls for later

Read on for tips and ideas on how to store, freeze and defrost these.

How long do peanut butter banana energy bites last in the fridge?

Peanut butter banana energy bites can typically last for about 1 to 2 weeks when stored in the refrigerator. However, it’s important to note that the freshness and quality of the energy bites may gradually diminish over time. To ensure they stay fresh for as long as possible, it’s best to store them in an airtight container or a sealed zip-top bag in the fridge.

Can peanut butter energy bites be frozen?

If you want to extend the shelf life of these peanut butter banana energy balls further, you can also store them in the freezer for up to 2 to 3 months.

How do you freeze energy bites?

Place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper for about 1 hour until they are frozen solid throughout, then transfer them to an airtight container. (This way they won’t stick to each other).

Place the bag in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you are ready to eat some they can be thawed in the fridge overnight and enjoyed the next day for a perfect on the go snack or breakfast!

Time to get rolling, enjoy!

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Peanut Butter Banana Energy Bites Recipe

Yield: 16 bites
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

No bake peanut butter banana energy bites are soft, sweet, and the perfect little healthy snack to tide you over until your next meal! No baking required and made with just 6 healthy ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ¼ cup peanut butter, or almond butter, or your favorite nut butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Mash up the bananas in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Stir in the rolled oats, peanut butter, honey, mini chocolate chips and cinnamon.
  3. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of the mixture and roll into a 1-inch ball. Repeat with the rest of the mixture.
  4. Refrigerate for 2 hours, allowing the oats enough time to soften.
  5. Store the energy bites in the refrigerator.

Notes

How to freeze Peanut Butter Energy Balls

These peanut butter banana energy balls can be frozen for up to 3 months.

  1. Place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper for about 1 hour until they are frozen solid throughout, then transfer them to an airtight container. (This way they won’t stick to each other).
  2. Place the bag in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  3. When you are ready to eat some they can be thawed in the fridge overnight and enjoyed the next day for a perfect on the go snack or breakfast!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1 bites
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 127Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 21mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 3g

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5 Comments

  1. These taste really good but my only complaint would be that the dough is so sticky that you can’t roll it into balls. I had to make little plops onto the pan. Hopefully after they’re refrigerated they’ll be firmer so I can actually eat them.

  2. How long will these last in the refrigerator?

    1. Janice - Salads for Lunch says:

      Hey Laurie,
      These peanut butter banana energy bites can typically last for about 1 to 2 weeks when stored in the refrigerator. However, it’s important to note that the freshness and quality of the energy bites may gradually diminish over time. To ensure they stay fresh for as long as possible, it’s best to store them in an airtight container or a sealed zip-top bag in the fridge.

  3. Can you freeze these?

    1. Janice - Salads for Lunch says:

      Yes, Peanut butter energy bites can be frozen.These peanut butter banana energy balls can be frozen for up to 3 months. Place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper for about 1 hour until they are frozen solid throughout, then transfer them to an airtight container. (This way they won’t stick to each other). Place the bag in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you are ready to eat some they can be thawed in the fridge overnight and enjoyed the next day for a perfect on the go snack or breakfast!