Easy No-Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

5 Ingredients, Gluten-Free, Protein-Packed

I’ve been craving a little something sweet after dinner, but with the July heat and humidity in full swing, I have no desire to pre-heat my oven to 375 to make a batch of cookies. I’ve seen several no-bake oatmeal peanut butter balls recipes, but most called for coconut flour and/or coconut flakes, and I am not a fan of coconut. (Except, oddly enough, I love the Chobani flips Coco Loco flavor.)

I found a recipe that used oatmeal and powdered milked, and modified that to use vanilla protein powder instead of the powdered milk. I made a few other modifications to suit my tastes and came up with this easy no-bake oatmeal peanut butter balls recipe that calls for only five ingredients, is gluten-free, and is packed with protein.

Easy No-Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls

Easy No-Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Ball Recipe
(makes 24 balls)

  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats**
  • 3/4 cup vanilla protein powder (about 5 scoops of ViSalus Vi-Shape)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 2 Tbsp honey

**if you are making these for someone with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, be sure to use certified gluten-free oats.

Using a rubber spatula, blend together the dry ingredients and peanut butter.

Drizzle honey over the dry ingredients and blend until honey is evenly distributed.

Easy No-Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

Using your hands, form mixture into balls.
Place in a single layer in a container lined with wax paper or parchment paper.
Cover, and refrigerate.

Easy No-Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

I was stingy with the honey, so it took some work to shape the balls, but they held together well. You might want to add more for a moister texture.

I think the whole recipe has about 1625 calories, which works out to about 65 calories per ball. With the ingredients I used, each ball has about 3 grams of protein and 4 grams of fat. If you use a different protein powder, your numbers may be different.

Although these are small, they are satisfying. One is perfect for a pre-workout nibble, and two go nicely with an afternoon cup of decaf.

Do you try to avoid using your oven in the summer?

Do you have a favorite no-bake recipe? 

Easy No-Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Ball Recipe

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By Coco Published: July 10, 2013

  • Yield: 24 balls (24 Servings)
  • Prep: 15 mins

5 Ingredients, Gluten-Free, Protein-Packed I've been craving a little something sweet after dinner, but with the July heat and …

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Using a rubber spatula, blend together the dry ingredients and peanut butter.
  2. Drizzle honey over the dry ingredients and blend until honey is evenly distributed.
  3. Using your hands, form mixture into balls.
  4. Place in a single layer in a container lined with wax paper or parchment paper. Cover, and refrigerate.
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13 Responses to Easy No-Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

  1. Miz says:

    OOH YES!!
    PLAYDATE HERE TODAY AND WE CAN MAKE THESE AS A GROUP (Im shouting)
    now.
    Im assuming you did STINGY HONEY to lessen sugar yes?
    I may be all about the honey then for stickinessment of the balls :-)

  2. Victoria says:

    Please don't label recipes with oatmeal as gluten free. Most oats are gluten contaminated. You MUST specify that the oats need to be certified gluten free in order for the recipe to be gluten free.

    Gluten can make some people really sick, I'd hate for somebody to make these for a friend with a terrible gluten allergy/intolerance and unknowingly make them sick. Blog responsibly!

  3. mommyrunfaster says:

    Yum! One of my favorite snacks- I need to make these again!

  4. Pinning! Thanks for sharing. I'm avoiding the oven being on at all costs right now. I'd rather stand in the heat and grill than heat up the kitchen.

  5. These look tasty and so easy to make :)

  6. Yum – I pinned these and think that we will try them tomorrow as a surprise for my youngest after his little mouth surgery!!!
    Thanks!!!

  7. Abby says:

    Hmmm…. I have all 5 of these ingredients in my house right now. Sound amazing!

  8. @LoriLS79 says:

    I just found your blog today. These look really good. Will definitely have to try them!

  9. Alison says:

    Yum! These look easy and delish. Pinned for later.

  10. Those sound delicious! Although I do love coconut, I never have coconut flour so this will be easier… Thank you!

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