Spread oats in a microwave safe plate and heat for 2 minutes. Remove from microwave and cool while you gather the other ingredients.
Assemble and Stir
Add all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir everything until well combined.
Chill & Roll
Cover the mixing bowl and refrigerate 30 minutes to an hour, or until the mix is chilled. (This will help the mix bind well while rolling)
Using a cookie spoon or a tablespoon measure, scoop out a portion of mix into your palm and roll into a 1-inch ball.
Serve & Store
The no-bake energy bites are ready to enjoy! Refrigerate the leftovers in an air-tight container for up to 10 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.
Microwaving the oats is not necessary, but it helps to bring out the natural nutty flavor.
Add more peanut butter or honey if the mixture is not sticking. I recommend adding additional peanut butter, 1 Tablespoon, at a time until you can easily squeeze the mixture between your fingers and it sticks together. Alternatively, add more honey for sweeter energy balls.
For flat energy bars as opposed to round balls, simply press the mixture into an 8 or 9-inch square baking dish lined with parchment paper (the 8-inch pan will make thicker bars), chill for 1-2 hours, remove the bars and the parchment paper from the pan, and slice into 20 squares with a sharp knife or pizza wheel. Store as instructed above.
Refrigerate until the mixture is chilled. This will make the peanut butter oat mixture easier to work with. For added insurance, use a small ice cream scoop for shaping and rolling.
To speed up the chilling, spread the mixture out on a small baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze for 20 minutes until chill.
Store these energy balls in the fridge (or freezer). They will lose their shape if left on the kitchen counter.
Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates. If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.