Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Balls

The first time I made these Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Balls, my hubby and I ate the whole batch in one night.   

Peanut Butter Energy Balls.  Must make these NOW!

They have the perfect taste combination of peanut butter & chocolate so we just couldn’t resist!

Energy balls are also a great post-workout snack.  The protein and calories will help your body rebuild after a long workout.  They’re also a great on-the-go snack–especially for athletes.

I would know.  I used to be a sprinter and hurdler in high school and part of college.

300 hurdles

Our track meets were really long & I had to bring enough food to make sure I had enough energy to compete.  I ran in several different events and some meets I would have up to 6 or 7 separate races to run.  

I wish I would have known how to make these energy balls back then because they would have been the perfect way to keep my calorie intake up!

  The PERFECT workout snack--Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Balls.  Must try this one!

Would you believe me if I told you these were healthy?  {As long as you don’t eat the whole batch!}

What makes Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Balls healthy?

  • Flaxseed has lots of fiber, lingnans and Omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Energy Balls are high in protein from the peanut butter and oatmeal.
  • Oatmeal contains high fiber, whole grains, and minerals.
  • Cocoa is rich in flavonoids that can help raise good cholesterol and lower bad cholesterol.

Have I convinced you yet?


Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Balls
Serves 3
A super delicious and healthy way to keep up your energy!
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
  1. 1 cup oatmeal
  2. 1/2 cup flaxseed (ground)
  3. 2 TBSP Ovaltine Milk Chocolate powder
  4. 1/4 cup honey
  5. 1 tsp vanilla
  6. 1/2 cup peanut butter
  7. 1 TBSP cocoa powder
  8. 2 tsp sugar (optional)
  1. Add all ingredients into a small bowl.
  2. Stir until incorporated. I usually use a knife to "cut" the ingredients as I'm stirring.
  3. Roll into 1 inch balls.
  4. Serve or store in a covered container in the refrigerator.

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  1. I was just getting ready to make these and need to know if I’m supposed to use regular oatmeal or the quick one minute oatmeal?

    • I use the quick oats but honestly I think either kind would work. I hope you enjoy them!

      • thank you so much for the quick reply! I do have 1 more question though. I went ahead and made the recipe and it is delicious. Since the recipe didn’t specify whole flaxseed or ground flaxseed, I used hole and we found it to be a little bit crunchy. Should I have used ground? If so is the half cup measurement the same? Thanks!

        • I’m glad you pointed that out–I use ground flaxseed in mine and it’s not crunchy at all. I’ll have to update the recipe–thanks for the heads up!

  2. These look delicious!! I have a teenage boy who is a swimmer, I’m always looking for energy boosting snacks for him!

  3. what can i use instead of the ovaltine milk chocolate powder?

  4. These look incredible and I can’t wait to try them! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again next week!
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  5. This looks delicious! I would love for you share it on my Tasty Tuesday recipe link up here! Everything gets pinned and I would love to have you!

  6. Thanks for sharing. I’m training for a half, and these would be perfect
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  7. I make a similar recipe with chocolate chips instead of Ovaltine, but I want to try this now too. The flaxseed in this recipe is whole, correct?
    I know some recipes call for ground flaxseed and others for whole.
    Many websites say that it’s better to eat freshly ground flaxseed than whole or buying it ground. I figure these kinds of energy balls are a good way to eat whole flaxseed because you grind them with your teeth when you chew–it’s not like you swallow them whole like when you sprinkle them over yogurt.
    Thanks for the recipe!
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  8. Love the energy balls….need the carb and calorie count as I am diabetic and work with a trainer four times a week.

    • Glad you like them! Yes this is something to look into because these are a calorie-rich snack. The calorie count depends on what kind of peanut butter you use. I would look at the labels before you make it to see if it would be a good fit for you. If not you’re always able to make substitutions. I hope this was helpful!

  9. I need to make these for my son he is always looking for a workout snack
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  10. What a ymmuy recipe, Carrie! I love peanut butter and chocolate…well I love anything sweet. And when it’s healthy that is a win-win for me! Pinning this recipe :)
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  11. These look delicious – I will have to try them… and then try not to eat them all in one go.
    Thank you for sharing!
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  12. This look delicious! I have everything on hand except the Ovaltine powder. Are there any substitutes? I don’t want to have to wait for my next shopping trip!
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  13. These are great! I’ve made them before and I are them for breakfast. I’m stopping by from SITS & I’m a new follower!
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  14. WOW I love these and the recipe is simple. Thanks for sharing.

  15. These sound really good! I have been trying to find a healthy snack to bring to work with me, and this might be it.
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  16. Just pinned this recipe–it sounds delicious (and have to love an easy-to-make energy fix!). Thanks for this :) Stopping in from SITS Sharefest today and hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

  17. I so need these right now. :) Pinning it to make some later!

    Thanks so much for sharing! Stopping by from Saturday Show & Tell – Cheerios & Lattes.

  18. Hubby ate the whole batch – wow, that was a testament to your fabulosity! Thank you for sharing and linking up again with us at the #WWDParty. Have a wonderful weekend!
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  19. These sound just easy enough for me to make and enjoy after my runs. I’m glad I found your post through the Link Party Palooza.
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  20. These look fabulous! I can’t wait to give them a try!
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  21. I’m convinced… although I don’t really feel like working out. I just want the treat :)
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  22. These look great! I love chocolate and peanut butter together. Pinned!

  23. I’ll have to try your recipe, Carrie! I love adding flaxseeds to different things …. Thanks for sharing!

  24. Yum! I’m going to have to try these!
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  25. These look AMAZING! Thanks for sharing! I pinned it for safe keeping. :)
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