No-Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls

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You find plenty of Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls on the web today, but this one is a no-bake recipe that I found inspiring several years ago with the raw diet craze first began. I met many new friends thanks to this post and I am revisiting it now to make it even better. Suddenly, I decided to dip them in chocolate and achieved perfection.

no bake oatmeal peanut butter balls

This no-bake recipe for Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls is by Melody of Will Run for Margaritas

I am watching what I eat. So, I had to get creative with my snacks when Blue corn chips have helped with the salty/crunchy that I crave, but I’ve been eating a lot of carrots and hummus. I also enjoy tatziki, {homemade} with plantain chips, and these delicious little no bake oatmeal & peanut butter balls.  I’ve been making a version of this recipe for years (peanut butter, oatmeal, and honey) but decided to add a few extras into the mix.  This recipe is so easy and quick – but the best part is that it’s healthy and satisfies all types of cravings!

Melody, Will Run for Margaritas

How to make No-Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls

This recipe is easy to make. You’ll need less than 8 ingredients. Gather up everything you need, Here’s the list:

  • Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • Peanut Butter
  • Waxing Kara Honey
  • Chia or Flax Seeds
  • Vanilla
  • 72% dark chocolate bar
  • Coconut oil

This is a no-bake recipe. The raw diet came into popularity a few years back and some of the dishes are surprisingly delicious. These No-Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Nutballs are so easy to make and they make a great no-guilt snack for 3 pm.

No-Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls

Making No-Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Nutballs

Step 1: Mix everything together

Place everything except the extras in a food processor. Pulse for a few seconds and push down the ingredients and pulse again until the ingredients are combined.

Step 2: Add-Ins and Roll

Add the extras (chocolate chips anyone?) and give it one more very quick pulse to combine. I like to reserve a few extras to roll the finished balls to make them look irresistible. Roll the dough into bite-size balls, roll in extra add-ins if you’d like (and who doesn’t?)

Step 3: Refrigerate

Allow the nut balls some time to chill in the fridge for about 5-10 minutes before serving to allow them to firm up or store in the freezer and allow them to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Store in the fridge.

Step 4: Dip in Chocolate

For the dark chocolate coating, in a double boiler, makeshift or otherwise, melt a tablespoon of coconut oil and add 2 ounces of dark chocolate. Dip balls in chocolate mixture and refrigerate.

Make this No-Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls yours

We always encourage you to get creative with your food. Make this no-bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Ball recipe customized to your own tastes. We always encourage you to play with your food. You can do all sorts of things to make this recipe your own.

  • Swap out the peanut butter with almond butter
  • Add mini-chocolate chips and chopped nuts to the mix
  • Add 1/4 cup of unsweetened toasted coconut flakes
  • Roll them in raw cocoa immediately after dipping them in the chocolate
  • Sprinkle sea salt on top of these chocolate dipped balls for a savory surprise

If you decide to try this fantastic recipe, be sure to take a photo and share them with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!

These raw peanut butter balls are a delicious and guilt-free treat. Keep them in an air-tight container in your freezer.

No-Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: balls, no-bake peanut butter balls
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 139kcal
This is one of the first No-Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls on the web. I have revisited it recently as I was inspired to dip it into chocolate this time around and make it even better. This is easy to make!

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For the Peanut Butter Oats

  • 2 c old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 c peanut butter I prefer smooth
  • 1/4 c Waxing Kara Honey
  • 1/4 c flax seed
  • 1 tbsp. chia seed
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

For the Chocolate

  • 2 oz 72% dark chocolate bar
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil


For the Peanut Butter Balls

  • Mix all ingredients in a large bowl (you can warm up the PB in the microwave to make it easier to work with). Mix well with a spoon, and then mix together with your hands.
  • Put mixture in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to slightly harden and form together.
  • Remove from refrigerator and use hands to form balls.

For the Chocolate

  • In a double boiler- makeshift or otherwise, melt a tablespoon of coconut oil and add 2 ounces of dark chocolate.
  • Dip Peanut Butter Balls in chocolate mixture and refrigerate.



Serving: 1g | Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.1mg

Like recipes that don’t require baking? Try this amazing Honey Nut Granola or these granola bars. They are both delicious recipes that won’t make the kitchen too warm.

No-Bake Honey Peanut Butter Granola Bars

No-Bake Honey Peanut Butter Granola Bars

These Peanut Butter Granola Bars are outstanding and original. Raw granola is a well-accepted pantry staple, but making it in bar form allows you to take it with you on the go! Fast food that's good for you.

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6 thoughts on “No-Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls

  1. A quarter *what* flax? I’m thinking a 1/4 cup but I don’t want to assume. Seems the measurement is missing from the recipe.

    1. Wow! Thanks Jaime. Quite a few people have visited this post and didn’t catch that! You were correct 1/4 cup of flax seed. Enjoy!

  2. These little balls of oatmeal, peanutbutter & honey are scrumptous

  3. These are so yummy! Just have a question about the chocolate.. Do I use baking squares or powder? I just have powder on hand, would that work?

    1. Hey Alicia, I used the squares not the powder so I don’t know how to advise you if you only have powder, but I can tell you that I’ve also done these without any chocolate at all, and they are great! So that is also an option. Happy cooking!

  4. I revisited this recipe for no-bake peanut butter balls and I have to tell you that they are still very delicious!

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