How To: Snack Healthy – Oatmeal, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip Balls


There are a few things I look for in my after lunch snack – and these 10 minute, no cook balls have ’em all. They are chewy and sweet, satisfy my sweet tooth, and keep me feeling full until the dinner bell chimes. And let us not forget, so easy and simple to put together. Now what other homemade snack can say that?


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With just a few simple ingredients, these oatmeal balls are the perfect snack to nibble on when you don’t have time to bake up some of our delicious granola bars.  High in fiber, protein, and healthy fats, with just a sprinkling of chocolate chips to satisfy your need for a sweet treat, they are the perfect portable and make ahead snack.



These snack balls are the perfect addition to your Sunday food prep list. Stir up a batch on the weekend and portion out your snacks for the week. They even make a delicious after dinner dessert too!

Customize them to your liking – sub raisins for the chocolate chips, add in a sprinkle of cinnamon, or continue on our coconut kick with a handful of shredded coconut.


On second thoughts, probably best to mix up a DOUBLE batch of these babies. Trust me, they won’t last long in your household either!


No Bake Oatmeal, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip Balls

Serves 20 balls
Prep time 10 minutes
Dietary Vegetarian
Meal type Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Website Adapted from Gimme Some Oven


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips or raisins
  • 1 Tsp vanilla
  • pinch salt


The energy balls are delicious as a snack, dessert, and even breakfast. Feel free to add in some chopped peanuts or almonds or shredded coconut.


1. Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl and mix well. Place in the fridge for about 10 minutes.
2. Pinch off a little bit of the batter and roll into a ball. Place on a large baking sheet. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week.


52 thoughts on “How To: Snack Healthy – Oatmeal, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip Balls

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    • Sure! They are high in fiber, contain healthy fats (omega 3 and monounsaturated), and also contain protein. A perfect snack! And so glad you like the website!

  2. We love these! Would love to be able to send them to my children’s schools (but there are peanut allergies at their schools) — has anyone tried these using Wowbutter? If so … results??

      • I have a nut allergy and I make these with Sun Butter as I also cannot eat soy. I don’t know how the peanut butter ones taste but the sun butter balls are awesome.

    • We are so glad you like them Jodie! I’ve also made them with almond butter and think they would probably work well with wowbutter too. If you try, let us know how they turn out.

  3. I had to try this easy recipe. I make them with WowButter instead of peanut butter, chia seeds for flax seeds and put 1/3 chocolate chips and 1/3 sunflower seeds.

  4. I’m trying to loose weight and I was thinking of when I crave sweets this would be a good substitute. Is this okay to eat when trying to loose weight? And how many calories would you say it is per ball ?

    • On another post it says around 150 cals if you make 20 balls. I haven’t checked that though.

      I wouldn’t personally feel these would be good for weight loss, BUT if your building any muscle mass to help get you into shape these are great for that with the protein!

      All in all though, these (made with natural peanut butter) are still WAY better in my opinion than any store bought “energy, health” food bc there is NO added sugar or corn syrup which is the main kicker in getting and staying healthy!

  5. My mom used to make peanut butter balls rolled in sesame seeds when we’re young. She could never remember the recipe. This is the closest I have found. Thank you!

    I added hemp hearts and chia seeds to them instead of the flax seeds. They were gone in a matter of minutes.

  6. I’m going to try making these today. Glad I read the comments because I see a lot if adaptations that I am excited to try. We also have a nut allergy in the house and will be using wowbutter… Thanks for the recipe!

    • I used wowbutter, maple syrup, hemp hearts, soy protein powder, and chia seeds and as substitutes and rolled the finished balls in unsweetened coconut. I will make this again but will definitely leave out the maple syrup (or half it) and use raisins in stead of chocolate chips. I just find it too sweet bc the wowbutter is sweet already. I’m excited to try the other way. I think it’s going to take some time to get through these ones though. Don’t have the sweet tooth that I used to have…

    • Yes I use some ground nuts for half the flax and add a superfruit (cranberries and blueberries) and my kids LOVE these.

  7. I’ve been tracking macro’s lately, just for sole health purposes, and I usually make these with some alternate substitutions…(gluten allergy so I use GF oats and I omit the salt) I was just wondering if you knew the macros, or even the calories per ball? 🙂 It would be a huge help to know! If not, I can try to discover

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  11. I added some cinnamon for some extra flavor and aftertaste….yum!!! This is going to be a regular recipe from now on

  12. I’m trying to loose some weight and would like to try a healthy version, any suggestions? I don’t want more than 50 cal per ball, preferably.

    • The great thing about these balls is how filling and satisfying they are. They are filled with good fat and fibre to help keep you full. So you really only need one or two for a snack. You could try cutting back on the honey a little if you would like or leave out the chocolate chips as another option.

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