Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls


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Peanut butter oatmeal balls are a satiating snack that are perfect for on-the-go. With calorie-dense ingredients, these work well as a pre-workout option and are kid-friendly!

The grab-and-go snack aisle at the grocery store is tempting and filled with lots of products that look a lot like this one. In an age where a lot of meals and snacks are enjoyed on the move, this is an appealing buy.

We favor our recipe because it is made without additives and preservatives. All it takes are 6 ingredients you probably have in your pantry already.

If you prefer to make these nut-free, sunflower butter can be substituted for peanut butter and maple syrup can be substituted for honey to fit a plant-based diet. 

These peanut butter oat balls store well in the refrigerator although we are willing to bet they won’t last long, especially if you have tiny hands in your home.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

Peanut butter oatmeal balls are a fun and easy on-the-go snack made with oats, peanut butter, honey, cinnamon, vanilla, and chocolate chips. Perfect as an after school (or work) snack and customizable to meet both plant-based and nut-free diets. All you need are 6 ingredients and 10 minutes to enjoy this delicious snack.

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Freeze Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Course Snack
Cuisine American

Servings 10 balls
Calories 145 kcal



  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup peanut butter (make sure it’s just peanuts)
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips (we used dark)
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract



  • Combine all ingredients and stir to fully incorporate.
    Combine all ingredients and stir to fully incorporate.
  • For ease in rolling into balls, freeze for about 10 minutes before rolling up.
    freeze for 10 minutes to help roll the balls together
  • Roll into bite sized balls.
    Roll into bite sized balls.


Serving: 1 ballCalories: 145kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 4gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 56mgPotassium: 119mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 0.03mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg

Keyword oatmeal, peanut butter
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