These 4 ingredient peanut butter bliss balls are the ultimate quick and easy healthy snack. No equipment needed, perfect for meal prep and vegan friendly.
Where are all of my peanut butter lovers at?!
YUP – right here, right now. We are making the easiest peanut butter bliss balls. You just need one bowl, a few pantry staples and a few minutes of patience to mix and roll the mixture into balls.
These bliss balls have been my favoruite healthy snack to meal prep lately. Something you can easily make anytime of the day and you will also always have them on hand since you store them in the freezer so they’re good for awhile.
The recipe itself only has 3 main ingredients but you can also add in any mix-in’s you want like cacao nibs if you want to spice things up. Or dip them in some melted chocolate too for a chocolate shell type thing.
Ingredients you’ll need
All you need to make these oh-so-delicious bliss balls are 4 simple, healthy ingredients:
- Peanut butter: the star of the show! Be sure to use a natural, creamy peanut butter to get the right texture.
- Oats: make sure you use old fashioned rolled oats (gluten free if needed) to get a proper chewy texture. Quick oats can be used, but the texture will be different
- Honey: I love using manuka honey to give these energy bites sweetness.
- Cacao nibs: I love adding cacao nibs for rich chocolate flavour, but you can also use mini chocolate chips if you’d like!
- Sea salt (omit if using salted nut butter)
How to make peanut butter bliss balls
Mix: In a bowl combine all the ingredients together. Add 1-2 tablespoons of water if needed.
Form into balls: Using your hands or a cookie scooper, form into 12 – 15 balls. You may need to wet your hands a little if the dough is super sticky. Enjoy!
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for future snacking!
Looking for an extra boost of protein?
Feel free to add in a scoop of your favorite protein powder! I love collagen peptides or vanilla pea protein powder. Please note that protein powder will change the consistency of the balls so you may need to add in either more peanut butter, a little extra honey or a few tablespoons of water to help them stick together/ stay moist enough.
Simple Ingredient Swaps
- For the honey: feel free to use maple syrup or date syrup. Either of these will also keep the bliss balls vegan along with vegan chocolate chips or cacao nibs.
- For the peanut butter: you can use any nut butter you’d like in this recipe. As long as it’s all natural with no additives (i.e. just nuts + salt). Use sunflower seed butter or tahini to keep them nut free.
- For the mix-ins: if you don’t have any cacao nibs feel free to just add mini chocolate chips, goji berries or raisins!
Storing & freezing tips
- To store: keep these peanut butter balls in a snap lock bag or container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
- To freeze: you can store these energy balls in a freezer-friendly bag or 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)!
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These 4 ingredient peanut butter bliss balls are the ultimate quick + easy healthy snack. No equipment needed, perfect for meal prep and vegan friendly!
- 1 ½ cups old fashioned rolled oats
- ¾ cup creamy natural peanut butter
- ¼ cup honey or maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons cacao nibs or mini chocolate chips
- Pinch of salt
- In a bowl combine all the ingredients together. Add 1-2 tablespoons of water if needed.
- Using your hands or a cookie scooper, form into 12 – 15 balls. You may need to wet your hands a little if the dough is super sticky. Enjoy!
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Balls will last for 5-7 days or can be frozen for up to a month.
- Store: keep in a snap lock bag or container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
- Freeze: in a freezer-friendly bag or 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)!
- You can use any nut butter, sunflower seed butter or tahini for a nut free option*