PB & J Energy Bites

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Energy Bites are full of protein, naturally sweetened and take less than 15 minutes to make! A terrifically tasty and healthy snack.

PB & J Energy Bites in a glass square bowl on a checkered table cloth.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Energy Bites

These tasty PB & J Energy Bites are a delicious way to get a boost of energy during the day. Energy bites are just that: a small snack that gives you a boost of energy. They are full of protein and naturally sweetened, so you can feel good about popping a few during your mid-afternoon slump. Throw a couple of these in your purse or gym bag and you have a great little snack on-the-go! They also make a good breakfast if you are short on time; just grab a few and eat them in the car on the way to work or school. If you are looking for a quick after school snack, this is it! This no-bake snack can be whipped up in less than 15 minutes!

Suggestions for Energy Bites

  • These PB&J Energy Bites are about 75 calories per bite. That may seem like a lot, but think of it this way, it is the same size as a chocolate truffle, BUT it satisfies your sweet tooth AND it has WAY less sugar and WAY more protein! It will actually give you an extra burst of sustainable energy, rather than a sugar high and then a sugar crash which will slow you down – and for about the same calories! 
  • This recipe makes about 25 bites. You can freeze them ahead of time and then pull them out when you are ready to snack! 
  • Echo brought this recipe back from her trip to Smucker’s last fall. For more creative recipes from Smucker’s, visit their recipe page here.
  • Add in dark chocolate chips, chopped peanuts, peanut butter chips, coconut or raisins for alternative flavors. These little bites are easily changed to suit your tastes.
  • Add in dark chocolate chips, chopped peanuts, peanut butter chips, coconut or raisins for alternative flavors. These little bites are easily changed to suit your tastes.
Sheet pan of PB and J Energy Bites in rows

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How to Make PB&J Energy Bites

PB & J Energy Bites in a glass square bowl on a checkered table cloth.

PB&J Energy Bites

5 from 5 votes
Peanut Butter and Jelly Energy Bites are full of protein, naturally sweetened and take less than 15 minutes to make! A terrifically tasty and healthy snack.

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Freeze 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 25 bites

Instructions

  • Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl until well combined.
  • Cover a baking sheet with wax paper.
  • Roll mixture into 1-inch balls and place on wax paper.
  • Cover and freeze until set.
  • Store at room temperature in an air-tight container.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 75kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 2gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 30mgPotassium: 67mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin C: 0.6mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 0.4mg

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Echo Blickenstaff

Echo lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah with her husband, Todd, who works in advertising, and her four kids: two girls and two boys. She deploys her accounting degree as the blog’s resident problem solver. In her time outside the kitchen, Echo loves to get away from the phones and busy schedules and spend quality time with the family. Anywhere’s great – but getting out into nature in the mountains or on the beach – is the best kind of getaway.

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  1. 5 stars
    I need to keep these stocked all summer!! My kids love these & they are perfect for on the go!

    1. Is it possible to use something besides Fruit and Honey Stawberry spread? I’m just wondering if another flavor or if it doesn’t have the honey if it will work?