These no-bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Energy Bites are the little tasty gift that keeps on giving. Fuel up with a bite of wholesome, nutritious energy with these balls full of oats, peanut butter, honey, chia seeds, flax meal, and more. The perfect snack/treat to have on hand when you need a boost, and sooo incredibly delicious!

peanut butter energy bites stacked together in white mug

I just gotta come right out the gate and tell you that I possess snack energy literally all the time. Give me a snack every hour and I’m a happy camper, ha! Real talk, I’m a snackaholic and I won’t feel no shame about it mmkay. With that being said, I usually make some type of snack that I can grub on for the week ahead. These peanut butter pretzel energy bites have been *that girl* lately.

We recently did some traveling, and I made a batch of these energy bites for the road trip. They’re the perfect little bite when you just need a lil’ something and store well to have on hand in seconds. My inner healthy self perks up about these energy bites, too, knowing that they’re loaded with feel-good ingredients. All that to basically say…y’all, I’m so excited to share ’em with ya!

Quin’s faves lately: crispy chorizo empanadas, refreshing peach sweet tea, saucy honey mustard chicken, caribbean tings like curry chicken, this brown stew chicken, gravy-rich stewed oxtail, and these beef patties– praise! ♡

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Peanut Butter Pretzel Energy Bites! 🙌🏾

These peanut butter energy bites require zero baking and make for a great snack-prep situation. If you’re a health-nut, you’ll rejoice here because of the wholesome elements they provide. I keep them stored in the fridge/freezer for a quick bite to nosh on in between meals and even as an after-dinner snack.

DISCLOSURE: This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill who I’m happy to partner with; all thoughts expressed here are my own. I love their line of wholesome, natural foods and baking products, so clutch. They’ve made a commitment to sustainability with a line of organic products; and are continuously evolving to be a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive company.

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What You’ll Need For These Energy Bites

(Note: the full ingredients list, including measurements, is provided in the recipe card directly below.)

  • Old fashioned rolled oats: The main ingredient that makes these peanut butter energy bites so filling with lasting energy! I use Bob’s rolled oats that are also whole grain (they have gluten-free oats, too).
  • Pretzels: Love the sweet and salty vibe here because of pretzels. Just a little that you’ll crush into a finer consistency that blends nicely into these bites.
  • Shredded coconut: Feel free to use sweetened or unsweetened shredded coconut. Plus, give ’em a toast for extra deliciousness if you’d like!
  • Peanut butter: Creamy peanut butter to hold your energy bites together.
  • Honey: Adds some sweetness to the bites and helps things stick.
  • Chocolate chips: Use mini chocolate chips for better distribution in the energy balls, adds the loveliest bit of chocolatey richness, yum.
  • Chia seeds: These tiny powerhouses are packed full of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and fiber! I use Bob’s chia seeds which are now organic.
  • Flaxseed meal: Has a nutty flavor and rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Extract: Use vanilla or almond extract for a nice, flavored razzle dazzle.

How To Make Peanut Butter Energy Bites

(Note: please see the recipe card directly below for the complete written instructions.)

  1. Stir the ingredients. Combine everything together in a large bowl and stir together until all ingredients are coated and incorporated.
  2. Chill the energy bite mixture. Cover the bowl and then pop in the refrigerator (or the freezer) for at least an hour to chill. This will help the mixture firm up a bit so it’s easier to roll into balls later.
  3. Scoop & roll. After chilling, roll the mixture into individual balls.
  4. Store. Enjoy your peanut butter pretzel energy bites right away or store for later deliciousness. Keep them stored inside of an airtight container in the fridge or freezer for best results. Enjoy, yay!

⇢ See there, super easy to make and the perfect treat to reach for with a quickness! Tons of nutrient-packed goods found within these energy bites that you can feel good about and a snack any age can enjoy. I’ve shared this recipe with my sis + friend’s that have little ones and their kiddos are obsessed! 🤗

peanut butter energy bites on parchment paper on small baking sheet

Customize Your Energy Bites

Like other BBR recipes, I always recommend sticking to the recipe as it is written in the recipe card, below. However, here are some ways to make these peanut butter pretzel energy bites more specific to your needs:

  • Honey replacement? I recommend agave nectar, date syrup, or maple syrup.
  • Dairy-free needs? Use your fave dairy-free mini chocolate chips.
  • Nut butter substitutes: Feel free to swap out the peanut butter for almond butter, cashew butter, or sunflower butter if you’d like.
  • Can I add protein powder? Sure thing! Add a scoop of your fave protein powder (unflavored or vanilla recommended) to the energy bite mixture. Note: When adding to these bites, I recommend adding in more honey (or honey replacement/coconut oil) to account for more moisture, as needed.

Storing Peanut Butter Pretzel Energy Bites

Keep these bites stored inside of an airtight container in the refrigerator, they’ll keep for about 2 weeks. Otherwise, you can store them in the freezer to last for 2 months (simply thaw in fridge before eating them).

Room temperature bites will last for a few days if kept out but will be quite soft. For the best taste/texture, I recommend keeping them in the fridge/freezer.

peanut butter energy bites stacked on top of each other in white mug

Sooo in love with these Peanut Butter Pretzel Energy Bites, friends! You’ll definitely enjoy these cuties, too. Be sure to tag @butterbeready in your BBR recipe creations, I sure love to see it when you do. Until next time! 🤟🏾

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peanut butter energy bites stacked together in white mug

Peanut Butter Pretzel Energy Bites

  • Author: Quin Liburd
  • Prep Time: 20m
  • Total Time: 20m
  • Yield: 1415 energy bites 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These no-bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Energy Bites are the little tasty gift that keeps on giving. Fuel up with a bite of wholesome, nutritious energy with these balls full of oats, peanut butter, honey, chia seeds, flax meal, and more. The perfect snack/treat to have on hand when you need a boost, and sooo incredibly delicious!


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients: oats, crushed pretzels, shredded coconut, peanut butter, honey, chocolate chips, chia seeds, flaxseed meal, and extract. Stir everything together to fully combine. I like to use my hands to really get everything nice and coated.
  2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap (or a lid) and transfer the energy bite mixture into the refrigerator to chill for at least 1 hour (or in the freezer for 30 minutes). This will help the mixture firm up a bit and be easier for you to roll into balls later.
  3. After chilling, use a tablespoon to scoop the mixture into individual balls. I like to gather about 2-ish tablespoons worth of mixture. Then roll the mixture tightly into balls, it helps to squeeze the mixture when rolling to help everything stick together. Repeat this process until all bites have been shaped- I usually get about 14-15 bites.
  4. Serve the energy bites immediately, if desired. Keep these bites stored inside of an airtight container in the refrigerator, they’ll keep for about 2 weeks. Otherwise, store them in the freezer to last for 2 months (thaw in fridge before eating them). Room temperature bites will last for a few days if kept out but will be quite soft. For best results, I recommend keeping them in the fridge/freezer. Enjoy!

Notes

  1. Please read the blog post in its entirety for more tips + tricks.

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