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Gina's Cucina!! 👩🏽‍🍳 | No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls

I don’t know about you but I love a good snack! Especially a full day in front of the computer can have me wanting all the snacks and lead to a bit of mindless eating. For days like this I love to whip up these small but mighty Peanut Energy Bites. This recipe has actually taken inspiration from the lovely Nikole from Ur Health Nut and the reason why I loved this recipe so much was because of the simplicity. If you're a regular to my recipes you'll know that I only do quick and easy. I can say this is another one that adheres to repertoire! Instead of the semi-sweet chocolate chips we've chosen to use cacao nibs to lower the sugar content and make this challenge friendly to all of the people within my Facebook Tribe completing the #YearToThriveChallenge. 

Makes: Approx. 10 balls
Time: 10 mins prep, 30 mins to chill 
Calories per serving: Approx. 180 per ball


  • ½ cup natural peanut butter (I used Mayvers)
  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup - ¼ Snacks 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups rolled oats (swap for GF oats if needed)
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup cacao nibs 


  1. In a large bowl, add the peanut butter, maple syrup and vanilla. Stir until smooth and well combined.
  2. Add the oats, flax seeds, cinnamon and cacao nibs. Stir until the dry ingredients are evenly coated with the wet mixture.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Scoop out a heaping tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a 1 ½-inch balls. Transfer to baking sheet. Continue until all the mixture is used up.
  5. Chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to firm up.
  6. Store in an airtight container and enjoy 1 to 2 as a snack or dessert.


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