These Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls are easy, delicious, and the perfect snack! Made in just a couple minutes and no baking involved. Bite-size, easy to make, and everyone will love them!
I make treats for church every week and sometimes it’s cookies and bread, and other times it’s easy no-bake treats like these peanut butter oatmeal balls. They come together so quickly, I always have all the ingredients on hand, and everyone loves them. They are my go-to when I don’t have much time or if I don’t feel like baking.
A great thing about these is that they are customizable! Leave out the M&M’s and they’re vegan, switch out the peanut butter for sunflower butter to make them nut free, or replace some of the oatmeal with shredded coconut for added texture. As long as you use gluten free oats, they are gluten free as well. There are so many things you can do with these.
Using Golden Barrel Coconut Oil keeps these little bites of deliciousness dairy free and their Organic Brown Sugar gives them just the right amount of sweetness. They aren’t overly sweet, but still a treat. The sweetness is balanced perfectly with the salty peanut butter, chewy oats, and crunchy chocolate chips. Hand-held little bites that are great for snacking!
These are best kept in the fridge. There isn’t anything in them that can go bad, but they set up nicely in there and I find that they keep their shape better. They don’t get too soft at room temperature though, so they are still good to pack in lunches or as a road trip snack.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need: oats, Golden Barrel Coconut Oil, Golden Barrel Organic Light Brown Sugar, maple syrup, chocolate chips, raisins or M&M’s, and peanut butter. I use crunchy all natural, but you can use whatever your favorite type is.
The coconut oil needs to be soft, but not melted. I gave mine a good stir until it was soft and smooth.
Combine the peanut butter, coconut oil, brown sugar, and maple syrup in a large bowl.
Stir to combine. There shouldn’t be any clumps of coconut oil or peanut butter.
Add the oats, then the chocolate chips and raisins or M&M’s. Stir until evenly mixed.
Scoop into small balls and place each ball in the palm of your hand and squeeze tight. This will help pack the ball and keep the ingredients together. Place them on the wax paper. Store in the fridge or eat immediately.
You will love how simple, quick, and delicious these are! Make a batch now and snack on them all week.
Jessica is a self taught cook/baker from Michigan who enjoys local farmers markets, baking competitions, and kayaking with her husband. She specializes in Paleo and other desirable recipes that can be seen over on her own food blog.