Homemade Peanut Butter Energy Bites for an Instant Pick-Me-Up


Planners and calendars are more popular than ever these days, because people are booking themselves and their kids, every hour of every day. There is work, school, social activities, and everyone is trying to keep up. Since everyone seems to have a jam packed schedule, many people are trying to eat in a way that keeps them energized. Sugary snacks will help for a while but then the blood sugar spikes and drops and we’re back to zero energy.

Peanut butter is a great snack for providing energy and protein. Naturally unsweetened peanut butter is still satisfying for the sweet tooth but its sugars are complex enough that peanut butter can keep you filled and energetic for hours. Here is a simple recipe that can be modified to fit your tastes. These Peanut butter energy bites are delicious and can be kept in a plastic container for about a week, that’s if they last that long.

Here is the recipe with some simple additions you can add to change it up a bit:


Unsweetened peanut butter or your favorite nut butter. Just make sure the nut butter is not that oily, or the energy bites will be hard to form in your hands.

Organic honey

quick cooking oats

Chia seeds or your favorite seeds

The amounts are all to your liking.


1.Coat your hands with a little flour because it makes it simpler to form your bites

2. In a mixing bowl, mix about a cup of peanut butter with approximately the same amount of oats. The oats will be the ingredient that holds the bites together. You can form them into balls or squares. It’s up to you.

3. In the mixing bowl, add your honey, about a tablespoon full, and then add the chia seeds. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly and then begin to form your bites.

4. After all your bites are formed, place in a container and keep in the refrigerator for a quick, healthy snack.

These energy bites are also great for athletes, amateur or professional; hikers, joggers, and just regularly active people on-the-go. You can feel good about eating a delicious snack that has no preservatives or ingredients you can’t pronounce. It only takes one or two to get you going on a busy day when you feel yourself drifting and your energy falling low. Another great thing about this recipe is that kids love them. This is the perfect way to get your kids off of colas and candy bars.

Here are some yummy additions to this recipe:

unsweetened coconut flakes

raisins or other dried fruits


dark chocolate chips

cocoa nibs

So get creative with this recipe. The whole family will find themselves heading back and forth to the refrigerator all day long, simply because they taste so good.

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