Need a tasty, energizing snack on the go? These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Balls are portable bite-sized snacks that pack a protein punch! And, they're super easy to make at home.
When you're craving a healthy snack and have a sweet tooth, these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Balls are the best no bake treats!
Energy ball recipes are some of our favorite snacks to make for meal prep. Just make a batch at the start of the week, then refrigerate for grab-and-go snacks throughout the week!
These no bake, delicious snacks are easy to make in 10-15 minutes. The whole family will love them!
🍫 If you're in the mood for something chocolatey, try our Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls.
🌟 Why this recipe works
These no bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Balls are delicious little bite-sized snacks that pack a protein punch! You'll love this snack recipe for so many reasons. Here are a few that keep us making these over and over again:
- Simple ingredients - You just need six ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry!
- Easy - These little protein snacks are so easy to make!
- Fast - You can make these in just a few minutes.
- Delicious - Every bite is packed with delicious chocolate, peanut butter, and oats.
🛒 Ingredient notes
One of the best things about this easy recipe is that you just need six ingredients to make it! These are simple ingredients you can find in any local grocery store.
- Peanut butter - Tasty, protein-packed, creamy peanut butter helps all of the other ingredients combine together.
- Oats - Use old fashioned oats, also known as rolled oats. I recommend that you do not use quick cooking oats (sometimes labeled as "quick oats"), as they will disintegrate when chilled overnight.
- Honey - Adds a little sweetness to each bite. You can substitute pure maple syrup or agave nectar.
- Ground flaxseed - For more protein, vitamins, and minerals! You can substitute chia seeds if you prefer. I like flaxseeds in these energy bites because the consistency and texture is smoother than chia seeds.
- Vanilla - Just a little pure vanilla extract adds a depth of flavor to each bite.
- Mini chocolate chips - Mini semi-sweet chocolate chips add sweetness and crunch! You can substitute mini white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, milk chocolate chips, or dark chocolate chips.
✅ Step-by-step instructions
You can make these easy no bake peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal energy balls in just minutes! A full list of ingredients and detailed instructions are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. Here are step-by-step photos to show you how to make it:
- Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl.
- Mix together the ingredients well so they are evenly distributed.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Form into small balls (about 1.5" thick) and enjoy or store in the refrigerator for later.
👩🏻🍳 Variations and recipe FAQs
Variations and mix-ins for no bake energy balls:
- Use white chocolate chips and shredded coconut.
- Add chopped nuts.
- Use maple syrup or agave nectar instead of honey.
- Add chopped dried fruit.
- Drizzle with melted chocolate.
- Add colorful sprinkles.
- Use sunflower butter, cashew butter, or almond butter instead of peanut butter.
- Add protein powder for more protein.
While the answer depends on the exact recipe, in general, protein balls are a good source of protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrates. Protein content can range from 5-10 grams per serving, depending on the recipe and ingredients used.
You should never mix in all-purpose flour into an unbaked or uncooked dish as it is not safe to eat raw. You can instead mix in almond flour, oat flour, or coconut flour. All three of those flours are considered safe to be eaten raw, but all-purpose flour must be heated before eating.
Store peanut butter protein balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Yes! Store these in a freezer bag or other freezer-safe, airtight container, in the freezer for 2 - 3 months.
🍳 Kitchen tools and equipment
Ready to make this recipe? Here are the kitchen tools and equipment you'll need:
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Balls
- In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients until well combined.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
- Remove from the refrigerator and roll into 1-inch balls.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until you are ready to enjoy!
- You may substitute maple syrup or agave for the honey.
- Substitute chia seeds for flaxseed. Or, you can add a teaspoon of chia seeds in addition to the flaxseed.
- You may omit the mini chocolate chips if you want.
Nutrition information is a general estimate. Actual nutrition details may vary depending on the exact foods & brands you use to make this recipe. It does not take into account any substitutions, toppings, or optional ingredients.