Add the peanut butter and maple syrup to a medium mixing bowl. Pour in the oats, then stir together with a wooden spoon. Add in chocolate chips or other add ins if desired.
If the mixture is sticky, place it in the fridge for 10-15 minutes before rolling into balls.
Scoop out tablespoons of dough and roll them in your hands to form the balls. Store or enjoy!
MAPLE SYRUP/HONEY: Increase to 6 Tablespoons if using natural peanut butterPEANUT BUTTER: Since natural peanut butter is drier, if you make this recipe with natural peanut butter, the oat balls may dry out the next day. If the mixture is dry before you’ve formed the balls, you can add another tablespoon of peanut butter until the consistency of the dough is more moldable.OATS: Old fashioned oats work best. Weighing your oats using a kitchen scale is the most accurate way to ensure that the oatmeal balls aren't too dry. I don't recommend using quick oats, as the oatmeal balls will be flakier and harder to bind together.Storage and Freezing:The oatmeal balls can be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator or at room temperature, or you can freeze them in a container or freezer bag. Thaw at room temperature when ready to enjoy!