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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

By Emma :

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

Dear friends, today I’m beyond excited to share with you a recipe that has brought so much joy and convenience into my snack-time routine. I can’t express how grateful I am for your enthusiasm and support for our little culinary community here. It’s your engagement and feedback that inspire me to keep finding these delightful recipes!

These Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls are not only a breeze to make but are packed with wholesome goodness. Whether you’re looking for a quick energy boost before a workout or a sweet treat that doesn’t come loaded with guilt, these little wonders are here to satisfy! So, let’s dive right in and whip up a batch of these mouthwatering treats!


  • ¾ cup natural, unsalted creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 ⅓ cups old-fashioned rolled oats

How to Make Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

  1. Prepare the Mixture:
    • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter and maple syrup. Stir them together until you get a smooth and consistent mixture.
  2. Add the Oats:
    • Gradually fold in the rolled oats into the peanut butter mixture. Make sure the oats are thoroughly coated and evenly distributed.
  3. Shape the Balls:
    • Using a spoon, scoop out the mixture and roll between your palms to form small balls, about the size of a walnut.
  4. Chill:

Helpful Tips

  • Consistency Check: If the mixture is too sticky, add a bit more oats; if it’s too dry, add a little more peanut butter or maple syrup.
  • Size Matters: Keep the balls uniform in size to ensure they chill and set evenly.
  • Keep It Clean: Wet your hands lightly with water when rolling the balls to prevent sticking and achieve a smoother finish.


  • Nut Butter Swap: Not a fan of peanut butter? Almond butter or cashew butter are fantastic alternatives!
  • Sweetener Options: Honey or agave syrup can replace maple syrup if you prefer.
  • Add-Ins: Feel free to mix in things like chocolate chips, raisins, or chopped nuts to add extra texture and flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: Can I use instant oats instead of old-fashioned rolled oats?
    • A: For the best texture, I recommend sticking with old-fashioned rolled oats. Instant oats may make the balls too mushy.
  • Q: Are these peanut butter oatmeal balls gluten-free?
    • A: Yes, they are naturally gluten-free, but make sure your oats are certified gluten-free if you have a sensitivity.

Storage Instructions

Store these peanut butter oatmeal balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week or freeze them for up to a month.

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Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you find as much delight in these Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls as I have. They’re simple, satisfying, and oh-so-scrumptious! Can’t wait to hear how you like them! Happy snacking!

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

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  • Author: Emma
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 15 balls 1x


Discover the joy of making these simple yet delicious Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls! Perfect for a quick snack or a healthy dessert, these no-bake treats are packed with the goodness of oats and the richness of peanut butter, all sweetened naturally with maple syrup.



¾ cup natural, unsalted creamy peanut butter

¼ cup pure maple syrup

1 ⅓ cups old-fashioned rolled oats


Mix Ingredients: In a bowl, combine peanut butter and maple syrup until smooth.

Add Oats: Fold in rolled oats until well coated.

Form Balls: Scoop the mixture and form into small balls.

Chill: Place balls on a parchment-lined tray and refrigerate for 30 minutes.


If the mixture is too sticky, add a little more oats. For a drier mix, add more peanut butter or syrup.

Experiment with different mix-ins like chocolate chips or nuts for variety.

Keep hands slightly wet to avoid sticking when forming balls.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes (No bake)
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: No bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: Approx. 100 kcal
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 2mg
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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