No Bake Protein Energy Bites

No Bake Protein Energy Bites are a yummy treat that can give you energy and protein all in one delicious bite! Packed with peanut butter, oatmeal, flaxseed, chocolate chips, honey and vanilla, you can eat them and not feel as guilty!

The recipe for these protein energy bites can be made in minutes! They are simple to make and a yummy treat that satisfies just like a candy bar but healthier (or so it seems)!

Up close shot of no bake energy bites

What you Need To Make your Protein Balls

Six ingredients is all you need to make these protein balls. Oatmeal, ground flaxseed, peanut butter, chocolate chips, honey and vanilla! The ingredients can be found at any store! In fact, most of these ingredients you probably have already in your kitchen!

The Ground Flaxseed

A quick note on ground flaxseed. If you are not familiar with it you may not know where to find it. Typically, in my grocery store it is with the baking products right by the flour. You of course can always order it online at amazon too!

This is what my package of Ground Flaxseed looks like.

Package of ground flaxseed for Protein bites

What Kind of Oatmeal to Use

You can use Old Fashioned Oats or Quick Oats. USE DRY OATMEAL-NOT COOKED! I use quick oats because I always have them on hand but either works great.

Quick oats may get softer faster if you are storing your no bake protein energy balls in the fridge but they do not taste any different.

Oatmeal in a bowl for protein energy bites

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips

The peanut butter and chocolate chips for your No Bake Protein Energy Bites can be whatever you like best!

If you want to add in crunchy peanut butter for a bit of a crunch, then use it! If creamy is your thing, use creamy. I prefer creamy peanut butter, but crunchy can work too!

The same goes for the chocolate chips. If you prefer milk chocolate over semi-sweet then add milk chocolate chips instead of the semi-sweet! You make them to your liking! These Peanut Butter Protein balls are easy to customize to your likes.

Making the No Bake Protein Energy Bites

To make these protein bites you will just add all of the ingredients to a bowl.

peanut butter, oatmeal, flaxseed, chocolate chip, vanilla and honey in a bowl to make protein balls

It will be sticky and hard to stir at first with the honey. Stir it until it is fully mixed.

Protein Bite ingredients mixed together to make balls

Next take about a heaping tablespoon of the mixture and roll it into the perfect Protein Bite!

Keep rolling the mixture into balls until it is all gone.

Protein Bites rolled into balls lined up

Storing Protein Energy Bites

Storing your no bake energy bites is easy. They will store great in an air tight container in your fridge for about 5 days. You can also freeze them and let them sit out for a bit to soften before you bite into them.

They pack perfectly in lunches for kids and are great to have on hand for an after school snack or a snack for days that are filled with sports.

Hope you enjoy these No bake Protein Energy Balls!

A hand holding a no bake protein energy bite

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If you love peanut butter and chocolate try my popular Peanut Butter Fingers (cookie bars).

For some other fun snacks, try my Butter Ranch Pretzels, My S’mores Muddy Buddy Snack Mix or my ROLO Pretzel Bites.

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Up close shot of no bake energy bites

No Bake Protein Energy Bites

Protein Energy Bites are simple to make and are perfect for a healthier snack.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 15 Approx. depending on size of rolled bite


  • 1 cup oatmeal *dry, not cooked
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter *if you like chunky that is ok too
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips *any type, milk chocolate or semi-sweet
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Roll the protein bite dough into balls. I use about 1 heaping tablespoon but you can make them as big or as small as you like. You should get around 15, more or less, depending on how big of bites you make.
  • Store them in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can also freeze them. (Just take them out of the freezer to soften before eating them.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated and should only be used as an approximation.

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