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These no-bake peanut butter balls taste like chocolate chip cookie dough! They’re so easy to make (no equipment needed) and filled with nutritious ingredients. Perfect for a make-ahead snack!

No-bake peanut butter cookie dough balls in a white bowl.

Looking for your new favourite healthy snack idea? I’ve been completely obsessed with these peanut butter cookie dough bites! They’re a different texture to the other energy balls on my website and I am so in love 🙂

These peanut butter balls are made with simple, nutritious ingredients like creamy peanut butter, almond flour, and dark chocolate chips.

Because they’re a source of protein, fiber, and healthy fats, they’ll help to keep you full and energized between meals! As a dietitian, this is exactly what I aim for in a snack.

The best part? They’re SO easy to make and you can store them in the fridge or freezer for whenever the craving hits. Enjoy!

Want more energy ball recipe ideas? Check out my roundup of healthy, no-bake energy balls! I’ve also got a roundup of 30+ healthy meal prep snack recipes for even more snack inspiration!

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Ingredients You Need

All you need to make these peanut butter energy balls are 6 simple, healthy ingredients:

Full ingredient measurements and detailed instructions are located in the recipe card at the bottom of this post!

Recipe Modifications & Ingredient Swaps

  1. Peanut butter can be swapped for unsweetened creamy almond butter. The flavour profile will be different, but equally as delicious 🙂
  2. While I love the flavour of honey with these, you can try swapping the honey for maple syrup if desired (or if vegan!) If you find they’re not quite sticking together as well, try adding a touch more almond flour.
Peanut butter cookie dough energy ball mix in a white bowl.

How To Store Peanut Butter Balls

If you think you’ll eat these peanut butter balls within a week, you can keep them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.

If you’d like to keep these energy balls for longer than a week, you can store them in a freezer-safe container in the freezer. Simply thaw the balls for a few minutes before you enjoy them (or else they will be too hard to bite into)!

No-bake peanut butter cookie dough balls on white parchment paper.

Peanut Butter Nutrition Benefits

Peanut butter is an awesome source of:

  • heart-healthy, monounsaturated fats
  • plant-based protein (8g per 2 Tbsp serving)
  • dietary fiber (2g per 2 Tbsp serving)
  • micronutrients like:
    • magnesium
    • vitamin B6
    • iron
    • phosphorus
    • niacin

Almond Flour Nutrition Benefits

Almond flour is made from ground almonds and is a nutritious source of:

  • healthy, monounsaturated fats
  • plant-based protein (6 grams per 1 ounce or 28 grams)
  • dietary fiber (3 grams per 1 ounce or 28 grams)
  • micronutrients like:
    • vitamin E
    • manganese
    • magnesium
    • copper
    • phosphorus

Almond flour is also lower in refined carbohydrates, compared to regular flour.

Chocolate chip peanut butter cookie dough balls in a white bowl.

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Get the Recipe: Healthy Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls (No-Bake)

These no-bake peanut butter balls taste like chocolate chip cookie dough! They're so easy to make (no equipment needed) and filled with nutritious ingredients. Perfect for a make-ahead snack!
No-bake peanut butter cookie dough balls in a white bowl.
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add peanut butter, honey, and vanilla extract. Stir until well-combined.
  • In a separate large bowl, mix together almond flour, chocolate chips, and sea salt. Be sure to break up any clumps in the almond flour.
  • Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, then stir to combine well until the mixture resembles cookie dough.
  • Scoop about 1-2 Tbsps of mixture into your hands and roll into balls. Place onto lined baking sheet and repeat until all mixture is used up. Depending on the size of your energy balls, this recipe as written will make about 12 balls.
  • Place in the freezer for a minimum of 2 hours to harden. Be sure to allow balls to thaw for a few minutes before eating. See notes for additional storage tips!

Notes

*TYPE OF CHOCOLATE CHIPS: You can use unsweetened chocolate chips if you want to lower the sugar content and don’t mind the taste of very dark chocolate. Otherwise, use semi-sweet ones. The amount of honey per ball isn’t too much so they shouldn’t be too sweet!
*TEXTURE: The texture of these balls is meant to be a bit softer (like cookie dough)!
  • If you find the texture of these balls is too soft that they don’t hold together, you can add a touch more almond flour.
  • If it’s too crumbly, add a touch more peanut butter or honey. It should work as written, but sometimes it’s hard to get totally accurate measurements when we use measuring cups! 
 
*STORAGE:
  • If you think you’ll eat these peanut butter balls within a week, you can keep them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.
  • If you’d like to keep these energy balls for longer than a week, you can store them in a freezer-safe container in the freezer. Simply thaw the balls for a few minutes before you enjoy them (or else they will be too hard to bite into)!
 
*RECIPE MODIFICATIONS:
  • Peanut butter can be swapped for unsweetened creamy almond butter. The flavour profile will be different, but equally as delicious 🙂
  • While I love the flavour of honey with these, you can try swapping the honey for maple syrup if desired (or if vegan!) If you find they’re not quite sticking together as well, try adding a touch more almond flour.

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