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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Balls

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These peanut butter oatmeal protein balls are a game-changer for healthy snacking. Packed with protein, fiber, and delicious flavor, they’re the perfect way to curb your cravings without derailing your diet. This healthy snack is made with just a few simple ingredients, like creamy peanut butter, gluten-free oats, dark chocolate chips, and vanilla protein powder. Homemade protein balls are a delicious and convenient way to keep your energy levels up between meals and curb a sweet tooth. Curb your sweet cravings with delicious and satisfyingly healthy peanut butter snacks that are good for you too.

These are so much better than any prepackaged foods, and better for you. Whip up a large batch of these no-bake energy bites and keep them in the fridge for a convenient, delicious snack throughout your week.

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Power through your day with these wholesome peanut butter oatmeal balls, they’re surprisingly easy to make for a great snack!

What You Need to Make Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Balls

To make this tasty easy snack you only need a few nutritious ingredients and basic kitchen essentials. 

  • 2/3 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp raw honey
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Balls ingredients in separate dishes

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For a nuttier twist, feel free to swap in almond butter, or cashew butter. When choosing your nut butter, check the label for hidden sugars and oils. Opt for brands that use only nuts, like this one here: peanut butter. For an alternative to nut butter, you can try sunflower butter. 

I always use dark chocolate chips for a richer taste and a touch of healthy indulgence. Unlike processed milk chocolate, dark chocolate is lower in sugar and free of artificial sweeteners. To avoid hidden ingredients, I love Pascha’s cacao chips – they’re pure, delicious chocolate with a high cacao content (look for 85% or higher!). You can find them online or in some stores.

These energy bites are like little bursts of clean energy, made with wholesome real food ingredients. I use old-fashioned rolled oats for a slower burn thanks to their higher fiber content, keeping you feeling satisfied for longer. To ensure they’re gluten-free,  I rely on organic certified gluten-free oats, like these here: oats.

When adding protein powder to my oatmeal peanut butter protein balls I often try different kinds to see what I like Lately, I love this clean simple plant-based protein powder. It’s made with minimal, organic ingredients and packs a protein punch without any unnecessary fillers. You can order it in single servings packs to see if you like it before buying it in a larger amount, which is great. It can be found online here: Protein powder.

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How to Make Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

First, combine the oats and protein powder in a large mixing bowl. I am using vanilla protein powder, but you can use chocolate protein powder if you’d like. 

organic vanilla protein powder and gluten free oats in bowl

Next, add the dark chocolate chips to the bowl.

chocolate chips and protein powder and rolled oats in bowl

Then add the natural peanut butter. I am using creamy, but crunchy peanut butter would also work well. 

creamy peanut butter in bowl with oats and dark chocolate chips

Add the raw honey to the bowl. The honey adds a light natural sweetness to these no-bake peanut butter oatmeal balls. 

raw honey as natural sweetener for protein balls

Stir the mixture until thoroughly incorporated. Once fully mixed it will have the consistency of cookie dough. Then place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, or freezer for 10 minutes to chill. 

Roll the Oatmeal Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Remove the peanut butter energy bites mixture from the fridge (or freezer), and grab a sheet of parchment paper and a small cookie scoop.

The cookie scoop is the best way to ensure that your protein peanut butter oatmeal energy balls are all the same size. 

homemade protein balls mixture in bowl with cookie scoop

Use the scoop to dish out the dough, then roll them into balls with clean hands.

close up of chocolate chip peanut butter oat balls on parchment paper

Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Bites

It’s no secret that keeping healthy snacks on hand helps to keep you on track with making healthy choices. We snack on what’s available. That’s why these oatmeal peanut butter balls are a game-changer. Keeping healthy snacks on hand is key to staying on track. These protein balls are packed with wholesome ingredients you can trust, making them a much better choice than grabbing something pre-packaged and full of mystery ingredients.

Store these peanut butter oatmeal energy bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They are also freezer-friendly, so go ahead and make an extra batch and freeze them for later. 

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Balls recipe with chocolate chips

These protein balls are the epitome of easy snacking. With just 5 ingredients and minimal prep time, you’ll have a healthy stash ready for meal prep, school lunches, work pick-me-ups, or anytime hunger strikes. Their compact size makes them perfect for portion control and tucking into lunchboxes for a satisfying and nutritious treat.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Balls on plate and in a dish

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Balls

Yield: 15
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Balls are a no-bake snack packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp raw honey
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl
  2. Chill the mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes, or freeze for 10
  3. Roll into 1-2" balls
  4. Store in an airtight container
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 128Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 60mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 5g

nutritional values are estimates and may vary depending on products/ingredients used.

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