Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Energy Balls
10 ingredients or less
1 cup (14 g)puffed rice
1 cup (240 mL)peanut butter
½ cup (38 g)unsweetened toasted shredded coconut
2 Tbsp (30 mL)maple syrup, or more if you like it sweeter
¼ cup (60 g)
unsweetened shredded coconut
- To a large bowl, add the puffed rice, peanut butter, coconut, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt*. Mix. Add the chocolate chips, and mix again.
- 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.
- Optional step: roll the energy balls through extra toasted shredded coconut. Enjoy!
- * If your peanut butter is already salted, consider omitting this salt.
- ** The consistency of peanut butter can vary from brand to brand. If you find that the mixture is too wet, simply add more shredded coconut until the mixture is easy to work with.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- Store in the freezer for up to 2 months.
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Nutrition per ball
Calories 99 kcal
|Total fat||7.7 g|
|Saturated fat||2.4 g|
|Trans fat||0.0 g|
|Total carbs||5.7 g|
|Dietary fiber||1.3 g|
|Total sugars||2.8 g|
|Added sugars||1.6 g|
|Vitamin A||0 μg RAE|
|Vitamin B6||0.1 mg|
|Vitamin B12||0 μg|
|Vitamin C||0.0 mg|
|Vitamin D||0 μg|
|Vitamin E||1.0 mg|
|Vitamin K||0 μg|
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I was wanting to make a good filling snack today and this recipe was great. I didn't have rice puffs on hand so I substituted them with oatmeal. The first batch was so good I had to make a second batch with an added twist of instant coffee dusting on top. This recipe is such a good base that it has so many add on options to keep things interesting.
I just made these and we really like them, plus they're so easy to make.
Since I'm not keen on chocolate chips, I left that out -- so good. Thank you.
These are really nice! I made them with puffed spelt as that is what I had at home, and that works great as well. Thanks again PUL!
My boyfriend needed a snack to increase his protein intake so he tried these home-made bars with peanut butter and protein powder that you can find on YouTube. Honestly, they tasted plain, dry and just not good. I saw this as an opportunity to make him a vegan alternative!
I subbed the coconut in the batter for chickpea powder to increase the amount of protein. I also added hemp and toasted sesame seeds. I topped them off with coconut shreds like you did and they turned out AMAZING. We are currently at batch number 3 and we are both obsessed with our newly found snack. Thank you so much for this recipe!
delicious!!! also coated in cacao!
Once again you haven't let me down. These are legit my go to snacks! They are so easy to make and super tasty. I tend to add a few extra things in such as diced dried fruit and seeds. Thank you :))
This is great as a work snack. When there is time, I make it and stack it in the freezer.
I was wondering, why it came our ~15 balls and then I saw a stack of chocolate chips :D
Well, next time :D
I don't particularly enjoy the flavour of shredded coconut. Can I skip from this recipe ? Do you have any substitute recommendations? Thanks!
I've been vegan for about ten years. Over the past two years, I've gotten into ultra running, and a lot of the snacks and supplements aren't necessarily vegan. These little energy balls have been a lifesaver! I prep a bunch of them before my races and put them in my drop bag and tuck them away at aid stations to snack on during my 50k and 50-milers.
Any suggestions for puffed rice substitutes? Having a hard time finding puffed things that are not “cheese puffs” 😬
Also, it’s no exaggeration to say that PUL has changed my life. 😁 Can’t thank you enough.
Awesome flavour. Was done in 10 minutes
Very good indeed!
Lovely to have them with a crispy apple :)
These are an absolute favorite in our house. I prefer them crunchier so I add a bit more puffed rice. They are so easy to make and we take them with us everywhere.
Just made a batch for tomorrow to replace halloween candies and they are delicious! I made them a lot smaller and replaced the peanut butter with a gingerbread flavoured almond butter I found... Perfection! Thanks guys, you did it again :)
OMG they are great. I coated some with cocoa powder so they look like truffles and my peanut butter is crunchy. Basically they are awesome just need to keep my cool and not eat them in one sitting.
Made them today and they taste awesome! The proces of making them was a little bit messy. The mixture was way more sticky then in the video even though I added extra shredded coconut. Next time I will let the mixture set for a while in the fridge! But they are too delicious to not give it another try !! Thank you PUL team :)
The first recipe frlm PUL which doesn't go easy. It ends up in a mess. I have peanutbutter everywhere. I don't know whats my fault, but the taste is super delicious😂😅.
The dough stick to my fingers like superglue😂.
Now the balls are in the freezer and after a while i will roll it again. By the way, in the video you use toasted Coconut, in the written recipe its not toastet.
In the future i will give it another try and tell my experience. 🤗
Hi Sadia! These were wonderful and a definite addition to my quick vegan snack ideas! I am always trying to help my husband find delicious snacks as he transitions to a fully plant based lifestyle and your recipes always help me encourage him! Do you think adding seeds would be alright? Maybe even some dried fruit? Thank you, and everyone at PUL, for your fabulous plant based wellness videos!
Amazing!! Even my ten yr old made them!
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!
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.
Not sure how you can go wrong with peanut butter, but I am in love with these!!
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.
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.
So yummy and easy!
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.
This one deserves a try 🙂
I really want to try these they look delicious but we hate coconut. What can we substitute for the coconut?