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Fit Foodie Friday: Easy Peanut Butter Energy Balls

This might be the EASIEST and most kid friendly recipe that I’ve shared thus far! Do I have your attention?!?!? Luke helped me measure, mix and finish this fun little treat in about 15 minutes. I adapted this recipe from Skinnytaste and The Wholesome Dish.


  • 1 1/2 c quick oats
  • 3 T peanut butter
  • 1 T unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 T roasted cocoa nibs
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 overripe banana

Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix well with your hands. It should be a slightly sticky consistency to roll into balls. If it’s too wet, add more oats. Roll into 1 inch balls and place in fridge for a few hours until chilled and solid.

If you want a touch more sweetness, add 1 teaspoon of honey. My peanut butter had honey in it, so I skipped added honey. You could also use crushed up chocolate chips if you don’t have cocoa nibs on hand. Nibs are my new favorite Trader Joe’s find! If you have a nut allergy, use seed butter, and adjust oats to get the right consistency.


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