Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

Screen-Shot-2015-02-23-at-1.02.56-PMWeight Watchers Points Plus – 2
21 Day Fix – .5 Yellow, .5 Spoon

I estimated high on the 21 Day Fix, but better that then estimate low, I suppose. You can make your own decision! I also like to call these the “uh oh I accidentally ate the whole thing” oatmeal balls, because I always end up eating the whole thing.

Makes 40 balls.


IMG_3639Ingredients:

  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp salt

  1. Combine oatmeal, peanut butter, chocolate chips, and salt in a large bowl
  2. Add banana and mash into the dry mix with a fork
  3. Add vanilla, peanut butter, and honey, mix well
  4. Refrigerate mixture for 30 minutes
  5. Roll into balls and place in freezer to set

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OH MAN, did I mention I normally eat the whole thing? It’s bad, but it could be worse…right? RIGHT? Just make me feel better, people.

This recipe can be modified in an INCREDIBLE number of ways, including:

  • removing the banana, or adding another
  • replacing the chocolate chips with peanut butter chips, mint chips, or other type of chocolate
  • adding raisins or cranberries
  • adding chopped nuts
  • using chunky peanut butter

Really…ANYTHING!

Rolling the balls is always a little difficult, but I mastered it! I took a small pile of the mixture after refrigerating it and squeezed it tight in my hand. Warming it up a little allows the honey to be more sticky. Letting it set in the freezer just speeds up the process, and holds it together!

If you’re interested in eating delicious foods like this while still losing weight, contact me about the 21 Day Fix; I’m a coach, and here to help you!

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48 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

    1. Jackie Vetrano says:

      It certainly depends on how big you make them/what you put in them, but I considered 2 balls = 1 serving, sometimes 3. Just be honest with yourself about measuring! That’s a big part of it! 🙂

    1. Jackie Vetrano says:

      I put them in the fridge. They’ve only ever been there a few days because they disappear! I would imagine they would last a while in the fridge, considering the ingredients don’t spoil quickly.

      1. Jackie Vetrano says:

        Yes. I always stress to be honest with yourself with these measurements. Mine may be smaller or bigger than yours turn out. Be honest. 1 yellow is 1/2 cup of oatmeal. 1 spoon is 1 tsp of peanut butter. If you’re adding chocolate chips or other things, that changes your measurements.

  1. andrea says:

    A couple suggestions/questions – first, thanks for taking the time to post this! 🙂 You mention peanut butter twice in the step-by-step directions…is that supposed to be like that? Also, I believe you mean to say 2 cups of OATS not oatmeal (as in cooked oats…), yes?

  2. Sonja says:

    These look like an amazing recipe. I can’t wait to try it. I’m not on the 21 Day Fix, however this looks like an excellent snack, or energy snack if out hiking etc. Plus, it’s vegan, and gluten free!

    For people who worry about the chocolate chips; in life after a diet you are probably going to eat a ton of chocolate chips. Be realistic. Everything is ok in moderation.

  3. Rebecca says:

    Love! I used mini-chocolate chips and added a scoop of vanilla Shakeoloy protein powder. I also cut the honey way back and just drizzled it over the mixture. Made mine a little bigger for my teenagers and I was able to. Are 27! They are my favorite new “treat”. Thank you!

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