A Kid-Favorite: Peanut Butter Energy Balls

I’m 5 1/2 months pregnant. I have two toddler boys. Snacking is the name of our game around these parts. πŸ™‚ When my boys are constantly reaching for processed snacks out of our cabinet, I knew it was time to start making little snacks that are bite-sized, filling, and good enough that even my pickiest of eaters will go reaching for.

Enter: Peanut Butter Energy Balls.

This recipe took about 5 minutes to throw together with ingredients I had in my pantry. And my kids LOVE. THEM.

Simply mix together 3 wet ingredients and some salt.

Throw in some oats and chocolate chips. Oh? Is this why my kids love them?! πŸ˜‰

Roll into 12 balls and place on a lined cookie sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes. DONE! I didn’t buy a thing at the store and was done in possibly less than five minutes…with the “help” from a 2 and a 3 year old. That’s what I call easy.

Jacks and Colt were responsible for placing them on the cookie sheet. Oh the OCD in my had a hard time keeping them this way…

So we made it into a counting activity and everything was right in this world. πŸ™‚

You will not regret giving these a try. Easy, quick, and a huge fan favorite here at the Kemper house. Happy Snacking!


  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips


Combine peanut butter, honey, vanilla and salt in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add in oats and chocolate chips and combine together.

Cover a cookie sheet with wax paper.

Roll mixture into 12 small balls and place along wax papered cookie sheet. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Store in airtight container for up to a week in your fridge (but good luck keeping them around for that long!)



  • Jada

    I have been making these for over a year and LOVE them – you should put a disclaimer on these – addictive to anyone, not just those energetic Kemper boys! I’m glad you shared this quick and easy recipe as I am confident it will be enjoyed by many now.

  • Katie Raccuglia

    Yum!! Give me all the recipes like this! I’m always struggling to find β€œhealthy” quick snacks for the girls that aren’t already pre packaged or aren’t too hard to grab and go.

    • growingupkemper

      That’s exactly my issue! I’m always on the hunt. Now to somehow sneak three different types of vegetables in these πŸ€”

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