Peanut Butter and Chocolate Energy Balls

Fondation OLO | Recette | Boules d’énergie beurre d’arachide et chocolat
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  • 175 ml (¾ cup) peanut butter
  • 375 ml (1½ cups) quick cooking rolled oats
  • 80 ml (1/3 cup) sugar
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) unsweetened cocoa
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) semi-sweet chocolate chips, chopped Or any other leftover chocolate, finely chopped
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) vanilla


1. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients with a spoon.

2. With your hands, shape and roll the mixture into 20 ping-pong-size balls.

Tip: Rolling the balls in your hands for a while will warm the peanut butter: it will serve as a “glue” to hold the balls together!

3. Set aside on a plate and chill in the fridge until the balls are firm (at least 30 minutes).

Variation: You can use chopped raisins or nuts instead of chocolate chips.

Nutritional balance

This recipe provides foods from the following food groups:

  • Grain products
  • Meat and alternatives

Delicious served with a glass of milk or fortified soy beverage.