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Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free Healthy Peanut Butter Bites
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
5 mins

You'll get a boost of energy when you munch on these delicious healthy peanut butter bites. You only need 5 ingredients + 5 minutes for these peanut butter energy balls. 

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: energy balls, healthy peanut butter cranberry bites, peanut butter balls, peanut butter bites, sugar-free peanut butter snacks
Servings: 20 bites
Calories: 104.77 kcal
Author: Sabine Venier
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (75g)
  • 1 cup peanut butter (250g)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (30ml)
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (65g)
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine.

  2. Scoop 20 evenly sized portions and roll into balls with your hands.

  3. They will stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

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  • Always use fresh ingredients, so the peanut butter energy balls taste the best. 
  • Properly measure ingredients, or they may become too moist to stick together or too dried out. 




Can I Use Honey Instead Of Maple Syrup?

Yes, you can substitute honey for maple syrup if you want. In many cases, honey and maple syrup are interchangeable in most recipes. The flavor of the protein energy balls will be slightly different, but they will still taste amazing. 


Can I Use Quick Oats Instead Of Old-Fashioned?

Yes, if you want to use quick oats instead of old-fashioned oats, that's completely fine. Old-fashioned oats are heartier and have had less processing. However, quick oats will taste good and will work perfectly. 


Is It Possible To Use Raisins Instead Of Cranberries?

Yes, absolutely, you can substitute raisins for the cranberries. Cranberries have a slightly sweeter flavor, but raisins are a great choice too. That's what I love about this recipe because it's so versatile. 

Nutrition Facts
Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free Healthy Peanut Butter Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 104.77 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.95g11%
Saturated Fat 1.41g7%
Sodium 59.81mg2%
Potassium 103.28mg3%
Carbohydrates 8.57g3%
Fiber 1.39g6%
Sugar 4.4g5%
Protein 3.73g7%
Calcium 10.58mg1%
Iron 0.41mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.