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Peanut Butter Power Balls

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Peanut Butter Power Balls are the perfect grab-and-go energy snack. Store them in the freezer, and grab one for a protein boost before or after a work-out, or just breakfast on your commute.

Side shot of a white bowl of peanut butter power balls, stacked on top of each other, on a white background.

I started making these power balls over a year ago, and they are still one of those foods we never run out of. In other words, I’m informed when there are only a few left in the freezer. Because we NEVER run out of power balls.

EVER.

If you have boys (or a husband) that seem to be hungry ALL THE TIME, I suggest you make these. Pronto.

You definitely need a food processor to make this lifesaving recipe. It needs to be at least 10 cups to fit everything in.

Overhead process shots of 1) the power ball ingredients in a food processor, on a gray background, and 2) overhead shot of power ball dough in a yellow mixing bowl.
Overhead shot of peanut butter power balls on a baking sheet, on a white and gray background.

There are so many healthy and hearty ingredients in this energy snack – old-fashioned oatmeal, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, flax seed, peanut butter, and honey – along with some mini chocolate chips sprinkled in!

Six Easy Steps to make Peanut Butter Power Balls

  1. Mix all ingredients in food processor.
  2. Transfer mixture to bowl and refrigerate one hour.
  3. Roll into 22-24 balls and place on cookie sheet.
  4. Refrigerate (or freeze) another hour or so.
  5. Place power balls in airtight container or freezer bags, and store in refrigerator or freezer.
  6. EAT whenever you need super powers.
Overhead shot of a white bowl of peanut butter power balls, stacked on top of each other, on a white background.

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Make this energy snack next: Almond Butter Energy Bites

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Side shot of a white bowl of peanut butter power balls, stacked on top of each other, on a white background.

Peanut Butter Power Balls

Sue Ringsdorf
Peanut Butter Power Balls are the perfect grab-and-go energy snack. Store them in the freezer, and grab one for a protein boost before or after a work-out, or just breakfast on your commute.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 24 power balls
Calories 200 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds – or more
  • 1 Tablespoon flax seed – or more
  • 1 1/2 cups extra crunchy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup raw honey

Instructions
 

  • Combine all dry ingredients (oats, sunflower seeds, cranberries, chocolate chips, chia seeds, and flax seed) in food processor and pulse.
  • Add peanut butter and honey and continue to pulse, until dry ingredients are well coated.
  • Transfer mixture into separate bowl and refrigerate for an hour to make it easier to roll into balls.
  • Roll mixture into approximately 22-24 balls and place on cookie sheet.
  • Place in refrigerator (or freezer) for another hour.
  • Store power balls in airtight container or storage bag and keep in refrigerator until ready to eat. These freeze well.

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Notes

  1. These power balls are best stored in the freezer. Just set one out for a few minutes, and it’s ready to eat.
  2. Some of the mix-ins can be substituted for other types of nuts, chips, etc. Just use same quantities.

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 5gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 79mgPotassium: 149mgFiber: 2gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 15IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 0.8mg
Keyword energy balls, peanut butter power balls, work-out snack
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9 Comments

  1. Jackie Thill says:

    Today “my husband” specifically asked for these, since he’s working from home during quarantine and spends most of the day in his office upstairs. So they’re on my list of food to make today. Thinking they’ll be a hit with more people in the house, including me!! We know because we’ve made them a number of times. Thanks for a great healthy snack recipe SueBee!!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Yay! “Your husband” is very smart! Thanks for the feedback, Jackie. 🙂

  2. These are delicious and so easy to make!! My husband does not care for healthy foods and I’m delighted that he enjoys these so much!!! Winner here in our household!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Hi Ann! I’m so glad that your husband approves! We love them too. 🙂

  3. Is the calorie content for one powerball? Thanks!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Hi Rachel. Yes, the calorie/nutritional content is for one power ball.

  4. Robert Reding says:

    We just made these for the first time. They are very good and have very healthy ingredients. My girls are upset that they can’t take them to school for snacks (because of the peanut butter).

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Mike eats at least one power ball every day! Glad the girls liked them! 🙂

  5. Just got back from vacation. I went straight to the freezer as I missed them after running out on day 3!

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