A quick, healthy snack is all we need in today’s fast-paced life, isn’t it? These no-bake oatmeal peanut butter balls are a perfect snack for your mid-meal hunger. Annndd…..…they are delicious too!!
I always make some healthy snacks every week for the sake of having a habit of eating healthy. Yes, in today’s time, it is very easy to ditch healthy food and run for junk food. But what if healthy food can also be tasty? Wouldn’t you want to have it? I sure will do. And after eating these yummy peanut butter oatmeal balls, you will love them too.
The snack only requires six ingredients, and you are good to go. No baking, no waiting. It will be ready in 30 minutes. So, you can make this anytime without thinking twice.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe?
- Healthy: All ingredients going into these balls are healthy. It’s a perfect energy snack that you can eat during breakfast or anytime in between your main meals. When the hunger strikes, eat the yummy and healthy energy balls.
- Delicious: Can peanut butter and chocolate ever taste bad? No way!! The major flavour component of the balls comes from peanut butter and dark chocolate chunks, which makes this snack so delicious that you will always crave more.
- Easy and Quick: they are so simple and quick to make. All you have to do is mix all ingredients in a bowl, take small portions to make balls and set them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. That’s it! Doesn’t it sound so easy?
Important Ingredients Used In The Recipe
Since we have only six ingredients going into the recipe, let’s talk about all these ingredients.
- Peanut Butter: I have used the creamy peanut butter version instead of chunky. You can either use a store-bought jar or you can make your own peanut butter; both will work.
- Dark Chocolate: You may think, how is chocolate a healthy ingredient? However, study suggests that dark chocolate are actually not that harmful and can sometimes be good for the heart. You can use any dark chocolate variant (percentage of cocoa mass) you like but prefer Belgian chocolate only.
- Oats: Quick-rolled oats are the best for the recipe. They are thin and smaller than the original oats.
- Honey: For sweetness, we will be using honey to keep it natural and healthy. Look for organic honey to ensure authenticity.
- Desiccated Coconut: Roaring the coconut will provide a nice crunch and aroma to this dessert. Coconut flavour also goes well with peanut butter and chocolate.
- Chia Seeds: Chia seeds, as we all know, are a great source of Fibre, anti-oxidants and omega-3 fatty acids.
How To Make Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls
Preparation: Collect and weigh all the ingredients needed to make this snack. A complete list of ingredients with their quantities is given in the recipe card below.
Take All Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, take all six ingredients, which are peanut butter, oats, chia seeds, roasted desiccated coconut, dark chocolate chunks and honey.
Make the Mixture: Once you have all the ingredients in the bowl, mix these together to form a mixture. Ensure everything is combined and well distributed.
Make Portions: Take 30 g of the mixture and make them into balls. Place all the balls in a lined baking tray.
Refrigerate: Finally, place the tray in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. This will ensure the balls are set.
Chef’s Tips For The Recipe
Tip For Chocolate
You may use however dark chocolate you like, be it 46.5% or 80-90%. It is customizable as per your liking.
You may add some nuts if you like. For example, almonds and fox nuts are a good choice for additional healthy ingredients.
How To Store Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls
You can store the snack in an airtight box in the refrigerator and consume it within 3-4 weeks. You may even keep them at room temperature if the temperature does not exceed 24-25°C.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can definitely use the crunchy peanut butter. It will also provide a peanut crunch.
Yes, eating raw oats is safe to consume in an energy ball. They provide a chewy texture. Resting the mixture before rolling it into balls will help oats to attract moisture and soften a little.
You can totally skip it if you want the chocolate. You can add any other nut, like almond or walnut, instead.
Yes, you can use the black or white chia seeds, whichever you prefer.
- 166 g Soft creamy peanut butter
- 90 g Dark chocolate chunks
- 80 g Oats
- 60 g Honey
- 40 g Roasted desiccated coconut
- 30 g Chia seeds
- Combine all the ingredients, peanut butter, dark chocolate chunks, oats, chia seeds, roasted desiccated coconut and honey, in a bowl and mix.
- Scoop out 30 g of the mixture and shape them into balls. Place these balls in a lined baking tray.
- Now, chill them for around 30 minutes before consumption.
- Prep Time: 10 to 12 minutes
- Freeze Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 40 to 42 minutes