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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Energy Balls

10 min



10 ingredients or less





Energy balls are a fantastic on-the-go snack. This recipe is packed with creamy peanut butter, rich coconut, and crispy puffed rice.



10 min


10 min

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Optional coating

  • unsweetened shredded coconut
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  1. To a medium-sized bowl, add the puffed rice, peanut butter, coconut, maple syrup, vanilla and salt. Mix.
  2. Add the chocolate chips, if using, and mix in until evenly distributed in the dough.
  3. Taste test and add more maple syrup if you prefer the balls to be sweeter. As it is, the balls aren't too sweet.
  4. Using a tablespoon measure, scoop a large spoonful of dough into your hands and roll it into a ball**. Repeat with remaining dough until finished.
  5. Optional step, roll the energy balls through extra toasted shredded coconut.


  • * If your peanut butter is already salted, consider omitting this salt.
  • ** The consistency of nut butters can vary from brand to brand. Some are more fluid, others more firm. If you find that the mixture is too wet to easily form into balls with your hands, simply add a bit more (about 1 Tbsp at a time) of shredded coconut and mix again, and continue until the mixture is easy to work with.


  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or the freezer for up to 2 months.

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Marisa - Aug. 2, 2021, 10:14 p.m.

Amazing!! Even my ten yr old made them!

Malou - Aug. 2, 2021, 9:49 p.m.

I was looking for some easy vegan snacks that would help me get through the busy days. This is perfect! The taste is so nice and my boyfriend loved them as well! Swapped the puffed rice for puffed buckwheat because that was the only puffed thing I could find in my local supermarket for some reason, but it worked also well!

Nestor - July 28, 2021, 7:56 p.m.

So simple, even a simple brain man like me can make them 😁😁😁
Amazing energy and taste. My wife and I make them with half peanut butter and almond butter. Can't wait to try them with Costco Everything Nut Butter.

Stephanie - July 27, 2021, 2:45 a.m.

Not sure how you can go wrong with peanut butter, but I am in love with these!!

PUL Team - July 28, 2021, 7:27 a.m.

So glad you're enjoying them, Stephanie!

Hannah - July 26, 2021, 5:42 p.m.

These were really tasty and easy to make! It took me about 15 minutes, and I had all the ingredients already in my pantry. I’ll definitely be making these again in the future, maybe next time I’ll press the mixture into a baking dish and let it cool in the fridge so I can cut them into bars. We’ll see, but either way I definitely recommend giving this a try.

PUL Team - July 28, 2021, 3:46 a.m.

Mmm bars are a yummy idea! Thanks for sharing, Hannah 😊

Ashley Vu - July 26, 2021, 3:52 a.m.

I'm an undergraduate student, so I'm always on the go. I live on easy-to-make meals and snacks. I made a small batch of these on exam week, and they were wonderful! I didn't have puffed rice or coconut flakes so I replaced them with pumpkin seeds and crushed walnuts. And I've gotta say, this recipe is so versatile. I will 100% make these again.

PUL Team - July 27, 2021, 6:43 p.m.

So glad you're enjoying the energy balls, Ashley, and all the best with your studies ✨📚

Val - July 24, 2021, 8:23 p.m.

So yummy and easy!

Elizabeth D. - July 24, 2021, 6:23 p.m.

Absolutely love love LOVEEE this recipe! This woman always manages to put a smile on my face and take me away from the chaos in the world. The bites didn’t taste extremely sweet, they were the perfect sweetness level.

PUL Team - July 25, 2021, 11:57 p.m.

Aw you're too kind, Elizabeth! Thank you for sharing the review 🙂

Alex - July 23, 2021, 1:16 p.m.

This one deserves a try 🙂

Gaby - July 23, 2021, 5:53 a.m.

I really want to try these they look delicious but we hate coconut. What can we substitute for the coconut?

Alex - July 23, 2021, 1:14 p.m.

I would use ground almonds 🙂

PUL Team - July 25, 2021, 6:58 a.m.

Thanks for the question, Gaby! We'd suggest equal parts of ground or well-chopped nuts or seeds that you enjoy. Ground almond are a lovely idea, Alex 😃