5-Minute No Bake Peanut Butter Balls

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These no-bake peanut butter balls come together faster than a trip to the cookie store! Dairy-free chocolate chips and natural peanut butter make these a delicious and healthy choice for little hands.

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Have you tried these energy balls yet?? I make them all the time and can’t believe I haven’t shared them before today.

No-bake energy balls are one of those easy snacks that you can whip up in 5 minutes and keep in the fridge for snack attacks. They are also perfect for lunchboxes! They are filling (because these kids eat so slowly!) and won’t melt in their lunchbox. I even hide flax seed in it to make it even more perfect!

Easy Party Snacks

Not only are these no bake peanut butter balls delicious, but they make an easy party snack! Just make them the night before and put them in the fridge for the next day. The balls can be eaten right away but taste even better when they’ve been sitting for a few hours.

energy balls stacked in a small bowl with chocolate drizzle

If you are looking for some other kid friendly party foods, try some of these:

Is Oatmeal Gluten Free?

These oatmeal balls make a great snack for class parties, but with all the allergies out there these days, it is important to know what you are serving.

For the most part, oatmeal is gluten-free, however, it can be cross-contaminated if it is processed on, or near a machine that processes gluten items. So if you need a gluten-free snack, read the oatmeal labels to triple check that it says gluten-free.

There are several options but Bob’s Red Mill is the easiest to find in grocery stores and can be trusted!

Watch Us Make These Energy Balls:


How To Make Peanut Butter Energy Balls

three pictures showing how to make energy balls, add all ingredients to a medium bowl, mix well and form into uniform balls

It’s so simple, you’re going to wonder why you haven’t tried it sooner!

Step 1: Add all the ingredients to a medium bowl

Step 2: Mix well and form into uniform balls. Chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour or overnight.

Seriously…the easiest snack ever!

Energy Ball Variations To Try:

Use the base of 1 part peanut butter to 2 parts oatmeal. From there, let your imagination run wild! Here are a few ideas to get your ideas flowing!:

  • Shredded Coconut
  • Dried fruits: Raisins, Cranberries, Apricots, Berries or Goji Berries
  • Nuts: Almonds, Peanuts, Walnuts and Pine Nuts
  • Superfoods: Flax, Chia Seeds, Matcha Powder, Cacao Powder, YourSuper Powders and even Green Coffee Powder!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

I typically make these peanut butter balls without the chocolate drizzle, but it just didn’t look good enough to be photographed…what can I say, people eat with their eyes!

a peanut butter ball with a bite out of it being held up to the camera

So I melted some chocolate chips, squeezed it into the corner of a sandwich bag and cut the corner. Then I drizzled it over the peanut butter balls. It looked so good and actually tasted really good too! However, if I were to do the drizzle again, I would leave the chocolate chips out of the energy balls. It adds enough sweetness without it.

Have fun playing around with this recipe! And let me know if you find a variation that you love!

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5-Minute No Bake Peanut Butter Balls


12 Balls

Prep Time:

5 minutes

Total Time:

5 minutes

These 5 minute peanut butter balls can be thrown together faster than you can make it to the cookie shop!


  • 2 Cups Oatmeal
  • 1 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 4 Tablespoons Honey
  • 3 Tablespoons Ground Flax Seed
  • 1/2 Cup Dairy Free Chocolate Chips


  1. In a medium bowl, add the oatmeal, peanut butter, honey, flax seed and chocolate chips.
  2. Mix all ingredients well
  3. Take approximately 1 1/2 Tablespoons of batter and roll into a ball
  4. Put the balls on a plate and let sit in the fridge for 1 hour or overnight. You can eat it immediately but it tastes best after it sits.

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