Matcha Peanut Butter Energy Balls a burst of nutrients in two bites!
I’m a member of the Peanut Butter & Co Yum Squad. Recently, they started a #mysteryingredient challenge this month in which they give us a mystery ingredient to work into a recipe that also includes their peanut butter products. Additionally, March is National Peanut Butter Month. Furthermore, what better way to showcase peanut butter than with a fun challenge! My mystery ingredient was Matcha which is a finely milled or fine powder green tea. I have never had or made a recipe with green tea before so this was a challenge!
Benefits of Matcha are (source)
- Packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg
- Boosts metabolism and burns calories
- Detoxifies effectively and naturally
- Calms and relaxes
- Enhances mood and aids in concentration
- Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
- Fights against viruses and bacteria
- Rich in fiber
- Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
- Does not raise insulin levels
Matcha is a weight-loss superfood. It has an earthy taste. You can add it to drinks, smoothies, salads, or any food actually. As well, you can mix the fine powder is easily into a plethora of recipes adding nutrients and flavor.
Matcha Peanut Butter Energy Balls
I recently put together a collection of 16 Delicious Homemade Energy Bars and was inspired to work Matcha into energy, granola type recipe that’s also full of peanut butter! Therefore, I came up with these Matcha Peanut Butter Energy Balls. It seemed like the perfect complement.
My hunch was right! Matcha Peanut Butter Energy Balls is a healthy, nutritious snack option that’s full of carbohydrates and protein.
Matcha Green Tea Energy Balls
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- 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 and 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 tablespoon Matcha
- 1/2 tablespoon ground flax seed
- 1/4 cup peanuts crushed or chopped slightly
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- In a small saucepan on medium-low heat, melt peanut butter, honey and coconut oil stirring constantly until the mixture is combined completely.
- Pour peanut butter mixture into oat mixture and combine.
- Using a spring-release scoop, form balls out of the mixture.
- Roll in cocoa powder.
- Store in an air-tight container up to 1 week.
What an awesome challenge incorporating matcha in your recipe!!
Is there a specific matcha brand you recommend?
Serene @ House of Yumm says
I am slightly obsessed with peanut butter, and I love this recipe! I have some matcha on hand that I had no idea what to do with, but now I do!
What a fun challenge! I love what you did with matcha…these sound delicious!
Love, love Peanut Butter, especially crunchy, but like creamy too!
I am anxious to try your recipe for Matcha Green Tea Energy Balls!
Sounds like a good, pick me up anytime snack!
Nate B says
I need to try this peanut butter
I have only had match in smoothies! This is a fun recipe to try Paula! Can’t wait!
Jennifer Hudson Mosher says
these look amazing and healthy!!!
Joann S says
Love love PB and now I;m going to love the bites !
I have never even heard of Matcha, although I have seen lots of benefits of green tea. I will have to check it out. And what a great idea to mix it with peanut butter — lots of great nutrients – and sounds delicious!
Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground says
Very creative way to use your matcha mystery ingredient, Paula. I bet these taste delicious!! … will have to whip up a batch for snacking. 🙂
Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground
These look wonderful, and I bet they taste delicious. I have really been enjoying adding matcha to baked and raw treats lately. Thanks for sharing:)
Heather @ Sugar Dish Me says
Matcha is such a fun ingredient. I would have never thought to pair it with peanut butter! Fun challenge!
Ginny McMeans says
Love that you are using Peanut Butter & Co Smooth Operator peanut butter as the main base for these delicious sounding no bake balls. Yay, Matcha.
Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes says
I LOVE LOVE LOVE their peanut butter! And I love what you have made it into!
Blair @ The Seasoned Mom says
These look great! What a healthy and creative way to use matcha, Paula! 🙂
These look amazing, Paula! I love that you used matcha in energy balls, that’s such a great idea! I have two big bags that I totally forgot about until last month and now I am trying to find different ways to use them up! I can’t wait to try these 🙂
amanda @ fake ginger says
I’m OBSESSED with PB&Co right now. Aaaaand I have a whole bag of matcha that I need to use before we move. I definitely need to make these. They look delicious!