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Delicious Peanut Butter Oat Balls Recipe

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oat Balls

By Emma Caplan-Fisher

If you're craving something deliciously satisfying yet healthy and easy to make, this versatile no-bake peanut butter oat balls recipe may be just the thing you're looking for. Check it out, gather up the ingredients, and enjoy!


Here are the ingredients you'll need to make some healthy and delicious, no-bake peanut butter balls.

  • Old-fashioned/rolled oats
  • Creamy peanut butter (conventional or natural) or other alternative butter like almond, cashew, or sunflower
  • Ground flaxseed
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips (mini size is best for keeping the balls together)
  • Honey
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla extract


  • Protein powder
  • Shredded coconut (can be toasted)
  • Chia or hemp seeds
  • Dried fruit
  • Nuts


It's easy to make peanut butter oat balls. Simply follow these steps.

  1. Thoroughly combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Cover and chill in the fridge for at least 1-2 hours.
  3. Once the mixture is chilled throughout, separate and roll it into individual 1-inch balls (and add a bit of water to the mixture if it's too thick to roll).
  4. Enjoy immediately, refrigerate in a sealed container for up to a week, or freeze any leftovers.

Nutritional Value

The nutritional value of peanut butter oat balls will vary as it depends on the ingredients you choose, like almond butter vs peanut butter. That said, they're a pretty healthy, protein-dense, and filling snack with approximately:

  • 3 grams of protein
  • 4 grams of fat
  • 1 gram of fiber
  • 100 calories

Common questions

Are energy balls actually healthy?

Yes, when made with nutritious ingredients in the right portions, energy balls can be quite healthy. Each of these peanut butter oat balls contains about 3 grams of protein, 4 grams of fat, 1 gram of fiber, and 100 calories.

Is oatmeal and peanut butter healthy for you?

In the right quantity, oatmeal and peanut butter can be healthy. Oats are high in vitamins and minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, B1, and B5, while peanut butter contains healthy fat and protein.

How many calories in a peanut butter protein ball?

There are about 100 calories in a peanut butter protein ball.

On-the-go alternatives

When you're on the go or short on time, making this peanut butter and oat ball recipe may not be feasible.

The good news is there are plenty of quick, equally satisfying alternatives that are ready to eat whenever you are, like PB&J oat snacks, PB&J oat bites, or a tasty peanut butter and jelly oat bar.