These easy Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Balls need just 6 ingredients and come together super quickly! Even kids can make these themselves! Gluten free and nut free option.
Whether you need a healthy snack for your own lunch bag, or you are looking for a great after school or sports snack for a kid, these vegan peanut butter chocolate energy balls are it.
Energy balls are basically bite size snacks that contain healthy fats, protein, and fiber. They are usually around 100 calories per bite.
Sometimes you may see these referred to as energy balls, energy bites, or protein balls or bites, but essentially they are all the same thing.
These vegan peanut butter chocolate energy balls are no bake and make a ton, which naturally makes them amazing. Not having to bake them, means that the mixture comes together in just 5 minutes.
This recipe yields approximately 36 1″ balls, which means they will easily last the entire week as a quick pop and go snack. If you are just getting into meal planning/ prepping, this is the perfect vegan snack to try.
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What ingredients do you need for peanut butter chocolate energy balls?
These no bake vegan energy balls are seriously one of the easiest recipes you will ever make in your entire life.
You just need six total ingredients for this super easy vegan energy bites recipe. The ingredients that you need to make this recipe are:
- old fashioned oats
- vegan chocolate chips
- creamy peanut butter (sub for sunbutter if allergies)
- ground flaxseed
If will also help if you have a 1″ cookie scoop for this recipe (but you can also use your hands).
Those are the only ingredients you need to make this delicious vegan energy balls recipe!
How do you make vegan peanut butter chocolate energy balls?
Into a large bowl, add all the ingredients and combine really well.
You can either form into balls now (the mixture is sticky) or you can let the mixture sit in the fridge for 1-2 hours (preferred) to set up and then form into balls.
Once formed, put them into the fridge to firm up completely (about 2-3 hours total) and then grab and go!
That’s it! Told you, easy peasy!
HOW CAN I MAKE THESE VEGAN ENERGY BALLS TOP 8 ALLERGY FRIENDLY?
Luckily, everyone can enjoy these chocolate peanut butter energy balls with a little help.
In order to make these Top 8 Allergy free, you are going to want to make a few changes.
First, ensure that the old fashioned oats that you are using are gluten free. While oats themselves are gluten free, sometimes companies list cross contamination with gluten on their labels. Make sure that you have a safe oat brand.
Next, pick a chocolate chip like Enjoy life in your recipe. Enjoy life chips are soy and dairy free (and all other Top 8+ allergens).
Lastly, swap the creamy peanut butter for sunbutter. It acts the same and it will taste different than our original recipe was written, but it will ensure that these vegan energy bites are Top 8 Allergen friendly.
Of course, if you only have one of these allergies, you can always make the swap that you need.
Can I sub other nut butter for peanut butter?
Absolutely! Feel free to switch out the peanut butter for almond butter or cashew butter. If you are feeling fancy, you could totally do a vegan chocolate hazelnut spread too!
HOW DO YOU STORE VEGAN ENERGY BALLS?
The best way to store them is in an air tight container in the fridge. They will usually last approximately 1-2 weeks depending on your container and ingredients.
CAN YOU FREEZE THESE VEGAN ENERGY BALLS?
You absolutely can freeze these no bake vegan energy balls.
In order to do so, make the recipe according to the instructions.
Once you have the balls made, place them on a parchment or wax lined baking sheet. Place in the freezer for 2 hours.
Once the time is up, you can place the balls into an air tighter container or ziploc bag.
Leave in the freezer for as long as you need them (up to 3 months). Remove desired amount from freezer and allow to thaw before consuming.
What are other vegan snacks I should try?
If you are looking for some other delicious snacks that you could have, we have a few ideas for you.
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Balls
- In a large bowl, add all ingredients. Stir until very well combined.
- Option 1 (Preferred): Place in fridge for 1 hour, then use a small cookie dough scoop or hands to roll into 1" balls Option 2 (Messier): Immediately roll into 1" balls
- Place balls on parchment or wax paper lined baking sheet.
- Put baking sheet in fridge and let sit for 2-3 hours to set up.
- Then store in air tight container in the fridge.
- Eat as desired. Stores for at least 1 week