Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

Peanut butter oatmeal balls are quite possibly the best snack invented. Sometimes called energy balls they are delicious. I have seen different recipes similar to this floating around before, but I had to write my version of these scrumptious snacks down.  Like I have said before we are really trying to work hard on “knowing what we eat” so when I had Cade I wanted simple, quick, foods that were not processed.  These snacks were what saved me during those first few weeks!  I was absolutely starving those first few weeks after having a baby.  I had heard plenty about nursing but no one told me how hungry I would be! Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls.  These are the best energy bites!  Simple to make and I love knowing what's in my food! - Pink Oatmeal

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

 

1 cup of Oatmeal

 

1/2 cup of honey

 

1/4 Cup of Coconut (This is optional and I don’t always use it)

 

1/2 cup of peanut butter (make sure it is the creamy kind)

 

1/4 cup of ground flax meal – love me some omega 3’s

 

1/3 cup chocolate chips (more or less is your preference)

 

 Mix It Up

 

I put it all together in one big bowl and mix.  I then form them into balls and put them in the refrigerator to cool. Sometimes I eat a bit too much before they even get there.  By forming them into balls it helps me with my portion control.  If I really get a wild hair I will sometimes replace the chocolate chips with the mini baking M&M’s. Easy, delicious, and you know what’s in it.  Pretty hard to replace this snack!
This is an absolute post-baby must-have.  Make a bunch and freeze them before baby comes!  You’ll be glad you did!

Give Them As A Gift

I’ve started to give these out to my new mom friends as a gift (but it would be a good gift for anyone!) .  Not only do I make them a bunch but I send them the ingredients in a jar.  Check out how I do it! 

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19 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls”

  1. Best snack ever!!! I have enjoyed them for a quick go to snack after baby #3 was born !!! Especially tending to the other two!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. We love these! 5yr old little girl actually asked if we could make them again… Umm geez yah ok! Easy & a good snack for her! I know everything that was put in it… That’s the best part!

  3. Love these. I’ve made them several times. They are very handy when I’m starving from breastfeeding. The best part is that my picky four year old loves them too 🙂

    1. Good question, my guess is as long as you normally feel comfortable with food you freeze. I often freeze them but we usually eat them within 2 weeks. We actually now prefer to eat them right out of the freezer.

  4. These are absolutely divine straight from the freezer and so easy to make. Great knowing exactly what you are eating as a treat. Yummy with a cup of tea.

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