Peanut Butter Chocolate Oat Balls

Peanut Butter Chocolate Oat Balls

Raw, no-bake treats are easy-to-make, practically effortless and require very little prep time.

These peanut butter chocolate oat balls are scrumptious little morsels packed with a ton of flavour, creamy peanut butter, sweet honey, fiber-rich oats, and decadent chocolate chips.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Oat Balls

Most of our summer vacations are spent lazing around the beach with the kids. Although this sounds like pure bliss (in theory), it can often be tiring, especially with two little ones to keep up after.

It also involves a ton of organization and preparation on my part when it comes to preparing and packing beach-friendly, on-the-go snacks for myself and the kids. My kids love fresh fruit and yogurt, and since both are so easy to pack up they are usually my go-to portable snack for when we’re on-the-go.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Oat Balls

This morning however, I was inspired to switch up snack-time just a bit and surprised them with these delicious, raw treats. The combination of bittersweet chocolate chips, sweet honey, and salty peanut butter makes for an explosion of flavour, in just one two-bite morsel.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Oat Balls

Peanut Butter Chocolate Oat Balls

2013-07-02
: 12 balls
: 10 min

Raw, no-bake treats are easy-to-make, practically effortless and require very little prep time. These peanut butter chocolate oat balls are scrumptious little morsels packed with a ton of flavour, creamy peanut butter, sweet honey, fiber-rich oats, and decadent chocolate chips. Most of our summer vacations are spent lazing around the beach with the kids. Although this sounds like …

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Ingredients
    3/4 cup raw peanut butter (or nut butter of choice)
  • 2 tbs. raw organic honey
  • 1 cup regular old-fashioned oats (or gluten-free)
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (melted, if desired)
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp. sea salt (optional)
Directions

If melting the chocolate chips, add to a small bowl and heat in a microwave in 15-20 second increments to avoid overheating and burning the chips. Set aside for a minute or two to cool before adding to the mixture.

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Mix the honey and peanut butter with a large spoon until well combined.

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Once combined, add the remaining ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined. Allow the mixture to cool in the fridge for at least 1-2 hours.

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Remove from the fridge then scoop out about 1 tbs. of the mixture and shape into balls. Coat your hands lightly with butter, coconut oil, or water to prevent the mixture from sticking to them.

*If the mixture is too dry and doesn’t hold together well add about 1 teaspoon at a time of cold water. On the contrary, if the mixture is too sticky add more oats (about 1 tbs. at a time) until you get the ideal consistency.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Oat Balls

Refrigerate the balls on a baking sheet for at least 4 hours. Store in an air-tight container or zip-lock bag in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

41 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Chocolate Oat Balls”

  • I’ve made granola balls but a little differently, and it was SO good! I will try your version for lunchbox treats!

  • ckrusch 4 years ago

    Can’t wait to try it! Looking for new healthy snacks! This is so perfect!

  • I have these ingredients!! Missing the dark chocolate! I’ve never made oats balls before though! Looks simple!

  • Amazingly, I have all I need to make this!! I bet my kids will love this as a snack when they are done with school!

  • Maggie Branch 4 years ago

    Thanks for sharing this awesome snack! I think they look great and I really appreciate you noting that they can be made with gluten free oats. I am new to being gf and I appreciate your consideration.

  • rika 4 years ago

    Sounds like a very healthy treat for kids! I love this easy recipe

  • Tatanisha Pitts-Worhey 4 years ago

    What a tasty and healthy treat! My boys will undoubtedly love these and I love that it’s easy to prepare. I will definitely be making these!

  • chubskulit 4 years ago

    That’s awesome! This is my kind opf snack, yummy and healthy!

  • We make these, and they are so good! My kids love them! And I love that they’re easy enough the kids can help make them.

  • CourtneyLynne Storms 4 years ago

    Omg can we say yum?!?! These cookie balls look amazing!!! So need to make these and give them a try!

  • I just made some of these and these are my favorite treats!!! YUM!!

  • cvantassel 4 years ago

    This looks like a super addicting recipe! I love the combination of the sweet and the salty. A great protein packed and healthy snack!

  • Ann Bacciaglia 4 years ago

    These look like a great snack. I will have to get the ingredients i need to make these on the weekend.

  • Lynn Dee 4 years ago

    Nom! I can almost taste it. 🙂 I love peanut butter and chocolate chips. That would be the perfect snack for me!

  • Karlyn Flores 4 years ago

    This really looks delicious. I wish i can try this now. Glad you share this with us

  • Bonnie G 4 years ago

    Mmm who doesn’t love peanut butter and chocolate chips? These look really good.

  • Lee Allport 4 years ago

    I found a recipe with every single thing I love in one. Peanut butter, chocolate, oats, honey. OMG. Heaven. I rarely make recipes, even when I say I will. These however, are being bookmarked.
    Lee

  • I need to make a batch (or three) of these. The afternoon is the hardest time of day for me to stay on my plan for eating well. Ditching the sugar & staying full with oats & peanut butter is perfect.

  • These look so good. I’m going to have to try these. I crave sweet stuff and the chocolate chips in these will help satisfy.

  • These look so tasty! I will have to make them, I know my middle picky eater will like them and they will be some what healthy for him. Score.

  • Jennifer Van Huss 4 years ago

    Those are the best grab and go snacks! I love how easy they are to make and how delicious they taste! YUM!

  • Ourfamilyworld 4 years ago

    This looks yummy and easy to make. I need to up my protein intake. I can’t wait to try your recipe.

  • Jeanette 4 years ago

    I am in the process of learning more about what I should and should not put in my body and I know with the increase in exercise I need to eat protein. I can’t wait to try these!

  • Robin Rue 4 years ago

    Those sound delicious! Peanut butter and chocolate is my all time favorite combination!

  • Kerri 5 years ago

    Made these last night with 1/2 cashew and 1/2 peanut butter — delicious and kid approved! Thank you for posting!

  • Antonietta 5 years ago

    Just made these – wow sooooo delicious! I substituted the peanut butter with cashew butter…awesome and so easy to make! 🙂

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies 5 years ago

      Cashew butter sounds like a great substitute! Glad you loved them…they’re pretty decadent, aren’t they?! 😉

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