Delicious natural vegan peanut butter energy balls that taste like peanut butter cookie dough. Perfect for snacking or dessert.

vegan chocolate chip peanut butter cookie dough energy balls

The energy balls. The peanut buttery balls of deliciousness. Yummy Hubby reminded me that I hadn’t made his favorite energy bites in quite some time. He loves to grab one on his way in from work or before a long bike ride. So this weekend I made a point of making peanut butter energy balls for us to all enjoy during the week. These babies are vegan, gluten-free, and completely natural. I include a nice scoop of flax meal for Omega-3 power. No need for fish oil. These vegan peanut butter balls taste like peanut butter cookie dough, but without any added oil or refined sugar. They are perfect for those sweet tooth cravings and afternoon energy dips. My kids love these healthier peanut butter balls in lunch boxes or for dessert. It’s so nice to have a treat made out of real food ingredients, rather than processed bars, when the kids inevitably say, “I’m so hungry!”

These balls are sweet but not too sweet, creamy with a little crunch, and a touch of saltiness. Just like real peanut butter cookies.

As we got our weekend food prep done, my girls were excited to make you a quick video to show just how easy it is to make these tasty energy balls. Spend 10 minutes making them and enjoy all week.

peanut butter energy balls recipe

I’ve always been a cookie dough lover. And peanut butter cookies? Absolutely! What I didn’t love, however, was the stomach ache afterwards. With these nourishing peanut butter cookie dough balls, we get the flavor in one lovely nourishing little package. The only problem with these peanut butter balls? They just might be too good. I’ve already made two batches just this weekend! I just can’t resist grabbing one from the fridge.

If you would like to enjoy these peanut butter balls with a cup of chai golden milk, here’s my favorite recipe. 

Yield: 12

Vegan Peanut Butter Balls

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Delicious vegan peanut butter energy balls that taste like peanut butter cookie dough. Perfect for snacking or dessert.

Vegan Peanut Butter Balls


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup brown rice crisp cereal
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (more to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons flax meal
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life brand)


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the almond flour, cereal, salt, and flax meal. Stir in the peanut butter, syrup, and vanilla until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Add more salt to taste.
  2. Roll tablespoons of dough into balls and place in a storage container. Refrigerate until ready to eat!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 181Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 121mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 5g

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