Who doesn’t love quick and easy recipes? If you have a busy family, then these energy balls are great for a quick snack to keep you and your kids going. The best part about these No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls is that there is no baking involved.

That’s right – no baking! And you can completely customize them with whatever ingredients you like. We chose coconut, chocolate and raisins, but you could use nuts, marshmallows, cranberries too.

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

Kids can help make these Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls. They can help pour and mix all the ingredients together! These are perfect for kids on the go as they are packed with protein. Great for bringing to sporting events to give a little bit of energy when you or your kids need it. For toddlers, you can break up the balls so they can eat them in smaller pieces.

Also as a friendly reminder, because of the honey these should not be given to children under 1 year of age.

No Bake Oatmeal Balls

You can keep these stored in the fridge – but they probably won’t last too long. They were gobbled up quickly in our house!

No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

Here are a few things we like to mix in them: 


-Chocolate Chips

-Coconut Flakes


-Mini M&M’s

-Rice Crispy

-Dried Apple

-Mini Marshmallows

-Flax Seeds


Chewy and healthy these little peanut butter bites will be a huge hit in your house! You’ll love trying new flavors and things to mix in them too. You can even do holiday-themed versions like a pumpkin spice one for Fall and a Christmas peppermint flavored one.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Ball Recipe
5 from 3 votes

No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

An easy, no bake recipe for Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls. Great energy bites for kids.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: no bake oatmeal balls, oatmeal balls, peanut butter balls, peanut butter oatmeal balls
Servings: 12 balls
Calories: 150kcal
Author: The Best Ideas for Kids


  • 1 cup large flaked rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey Over 1 year of age only.
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes


  • Add the peanut butter into a large mixing bowl.
    Peanut Butter for Oatmeal Balls
  • Then add the honey.
  • Add the oats and remaining ingredients you want to add. We added coconut flakes, mini chocolate chips and raisins.
    Add Chocolate and Raisins to Mix
  • Then mix all other ingredients until blended.
  • Roll into 20 (1-inch) balls, using about 2 Tbsp. for each.
    Roll Oatmeal Balls
  • Chill for 30 minutes.



Mix in other favorite ingredients like mini M&M's, mini marshmallows or cranberries. 


Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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