PB and J Oatmeal Energy Balls

These Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls taste just like the classic PB and J on oatmeal bread, but heartier and nutrient-dense! Packed with oats, dried fruit, chia seed and peanut butter to hold it all together, they are the perfect make ahead snack to fuel your day!

oats and peanut butter ballsPeanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

These no bake energy bites are the perfect snack to have on hand in the fridge. These PB and J Oatmeal Balls are loved by both kids and adults! Grab one or two and have a filling bite-size snack, pack in the lunch box with your kids or serve for a healthy after dinner treat. They’re nutrient-dense, filling and packed with that classic PB and J taste!

What we love most about these peanut butter oatmeal balls is that no extra equipment is required. A lot of energy balls use dates as a binder and sweetener, and that requires a food processor. But this one uses peanut butter as the binder, so all you need is a bowl and heavy spoon!

ingredients for peanut butter oatmeal balls in a bowlIngredients for PB and J Oatmeal Balls

  • Natural Peanut Butter
  • Honey
  • Old Fashioned Oats (make sure to get certified gluten-free if you need it!)
  • Chia Seeds
  • Dried Fruit (dried cherries or strawberries are our favorite!)
  • Collagen peptides or protein powder (optional)

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Substitutions for Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

These are a great snack to send to school with your kids, but a lot of schools do not allow nuts. You can swap in sunflower butter in place of the peanut butter. And you can also swap in any other nut butter that you might like, such as almond butter.

Most any dried fruit will work here. We are partial to dried cherries or strawberries, but anything such as cranberries or blueberries, or even raisins will work!

We think honey works well in this mixture, but you can also use maple syrup if you prefer!

What if the mixture is too dry?

We tried this with a few different types of natural peanut butter, and the oil content can vary from differing brands. If your oatmeal bite mixture is too dry, as in it won’t stick together when you squeeze it, you can add in a tablespoon more of peanut butter at a time. Alternatively if it is too sticky, add in 1/4 cup of oats at a time until it is workable enough.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Energy Balls

Prep Time 00:10 Total Time 00:10 Yields 12-14 balls

Ingredients

  • ½ cup natural peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1-½ cups old fashioned oats 
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • ⅓ cup dried cherries
  • 1 scoop collagen peptides, or protein powder (optional)

Directions

  1. To a large bowl add peanut butter, honey, oats, chia seeds, and collagen powder. Mix together with a spoon.
  2. Scoop out a heaping tablespoon of the oat mixture and roll into a ball. 
  3. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Recipe Notes

  1. If your oatmeal bite mixture is too dry, as in it won't stick together when you squeeze it together, you can add in a tablespoon more of peanut butter at a time. Alternatively if it is too sticky, add in 1/4 cup of oats at a time until it is workable enough.
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30 No-Bake Energy Balls That Are The PERFECT Snacks

Energy Bites are the perfect make ahead eggless breakfast or midday snack! Simple to make, minimal ingredients, and loaded with protein! Here are 30 creative and nutritious ways to make this healthy, kid-friendly snack!

No Bake Energy Bars | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

No-Bake Energy Balls

Mint Chip Energy Bites from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen [30 minutes or less, dairy-free, and egg-free]

Chocolate Chip Energy Bites from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen [Dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly]

Nut-Free Energy Power Bites from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen [Dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly]

Tart Cherry Coconut Energy Balls from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen [Dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly]

Cherry Pie Energy Balls from Fit Foodie Finds [Paleo-friendly, no refined sugar, gluten-free, and vegan]

Lemon Poppyseed Energy Balls from PaleOMG [paleo-friendly, vegan, and dairy-free]

Carrot Cake Energy Balls from With Food and Love [raw, vegan, dairy-free, and egg-free]

Healthy No Bake Sugar Cookie Energy Balls from Primal Palate [4-Ingredients, dairy-free, grain-free, and gluten-free]

Liar Bars from Nom Nom Paleo [Paleo-friendly, dairy-free, and no refined sugar]

Lemon Coconut Chia Energy Balls from The Healthy Maven [paleo-friendly, vegan, and dairy-free]

Mango Energy Bites from Minimalist Baker [Vegan, paleo-friendly, and no refined sugar]

3-Ingredient Nut-Free Energy Bites from Detoxinista [nut-free, paleo-friendly, and whole30 compliant]

No-Bake Energy Bites from Gimme Some Oven [Dairy-free and egg-free! Use agave to make this vegan-friendly!]

Dirty Chai Energy Balls from Fit Mitten Kitchen [Dairy-free, vegan-friendly, egg-free, no refined sugar, gluten-free if you use gluten-free rolled oats!]

Healthy Peanut Butter Brownie Balls from Fit Foodie Finds [30 minutes or less, vegan-friendly, and dairy-free]

Blueberry Muffin Energy Balls from The Healthy Maven [vegan-friendly, dairy-free, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly]

5 Ingredient No-Bake Fig Newton Bites from The Lemon Bowl [no refined sugar, grain-free, dairy-free, whole30 compliant, and vegan-friendly]

Date Energy Balls from Detoxinista [Dairy-free, paleo-friendly, grain-free, and whole30 compliant]

Double Chocolate Energy Bites from PaleOMG [Grain-free, gluten-free, and use dairy-free chocolate chips to make this dairy-free and paleo-friendly]

Cranberry Orange Energy Bites from Food Faith Fitness [Paleo-friendly, gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free]

Chocolate Coconut Pistachio Bites from Cotter Crunch [Paleo-friendly, grain-free, vegan if you use maple syrup instead of honey!]

Raw Cacao Chia Balls from Adore Foods [4-Ingredients, whole30 compliant, grain-free, and dairy-free]

Sea Salt and Dark Chocolate Chia Energy Balls from Simply Quinoa [No refined sugar, dairy-free if you use dairy-free chocolate, and high in protein!]

No Bake Chocolate Fudge Red Velvet Cake Bites from Cotter Crunch [Paleo-friendly if you omit the butter extract, dairy-free, packed with superfoods, and vegan-friendly if you use agave syrup!]

4-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites from Ambitious Kitchen [Gluten-free, dairy-free, no refined sugar]

No Bake Smore’s Energy Bites from Tasty Yummies [Vegan-friendly, Dairy-free, and gluten-free]

Healthy No-Bake Snickerdoodle Energy Bites from Primal Palate [5-Ingredients, dairy-free, paleo-friendly, no refined sugar, vegan-friendly]

Chia Cherry Crunch Bites from Running to the Kitchen [paleo-friendly, gluten-free, grain-free, no refined sugar and dairy-free]

Healthy Vanilla Cake Balls from Eating Bird Food [vegan-friendly, dairy-free, and gluten-free]

Key Lime Coconut Energy Balls from Spoonful of Flavor [5-Ingredients, dairy-free, whole30 compliant, paleo-friendly]

10 Minute Chocolate Cookie Balls from Family Food On The Table [vegan and no refined sugar]

Nutella Energy Bites from One Lovely Life [3-Ingredients, paleo-friendly, dairy-free, no refined sugar]

Mint Chip Energy Bites

No Bake Mint Chip Bites - Lexi's Clean Kitchen & Quitter's Circle #ad

These Mint Chip Energy Bites are the perfect on-the-go snack. They’re easy to make, absolutely delicious, and require absolutely no cooking or baking.

No Bake Mint Chip Bites

I am so excited to be partnering with Quitter’s Circle, a collaboration between the American Lung Association and Pfizer, to bring you today’s recipe!

You all know how passionate I feel about helping you lead a healthier lifestyle. Since the day I started Lexi’s Clean Kitchen, that has always been my core mission. Whether it’s helping you on your clean eating journey, stocking your pantry, giving you tips to wake up feeling great, or giving you cleaner beauty and skincare ideas– I want you to be the best you!

Now, even though I’ve never personally been a smoker, I am so excited to partner with Quitter’s Circle, an online quit smoking community, to show you my favorite ways to fuel your body and mind with healthy tips and recipes to help set you up for success!

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Quitter’s Circle is a fabulous resource that provides motivational tips and a variety of information ranging from how much money you can save from quitting smoking, to articles on why you need a quit smoking support squad, and I am so excited to bring you even more ways to be confident, feel great and glow from within!

 

These no bake energy bites are the perfect mid-day snack that you can grab in your hand and munch on. Easy peas-y, and gives you something to distract your hands and mouth on your work break!

No Bake Mint Chip Bites

No Bake Mint Chip Bites

Mint Chip Energy Bites

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 00:00 Total Time 0:10 Yields 15 balls

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Add dates to your food processor and process until broken up into pea-sized bits.
  2. Add in coconut flakes, walnuts, cocoa powder, peppermint extract, and a pinch of salt.
  3. Process until well-combined. Mixture should come together into a large ball.
  4. Roll the mixture into 15 roughly 1-inch balls.
  5. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes before storing in the refrigerator for up to one month.
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This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Quitter’s Circle, a collaboration between the American Lung Association and Pfizer. All thoughts and opinions presented in this post are purely my own.