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3 ingredient peanut butter balls with chocolate chips in a bowl

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

These 3 ingredient peanut butter oatmeal balls take just 5 minutes to prepare and are a super quick and easy healthy snack! Vegan and gluten free!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 20 oatmeal balls
Calories 90kcal
Author Gabby



  • 4 tablespoon maple syrup or honey (SEE NOTES!)
  • 1⅔ cup old fashioned oats
  • cup smooth peanut butter (SEE NOTES if using natural peanut butter)
  • ¼ cup semisweet mini chocolate chips (optional)


  • 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 butter
PEANUT 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!


Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg