No Bake Chocolate PB Oatmeal Balls

Hi Friends!

Yesterday I was looking for a quick treat I could whip up that were semi-healthy. After I’d settled on a no-bake cookie ball of sorts, I did my prerequisite googling. Then I did my favorite thing: recipe combining.

I started with these three recipes: One, Two, Three. All of them looked good, but weren’t quite what I was looking for. So, I lined them all up in a word document and added, subtracted and combined things until I came up with this:

No Bake Chocolate PB Oatmeal Balls

by Lindsay L

Prep Time: 5 min

Keywords: raw dessert snack healthy vegetarian chocolate peanut butter oats almonds

Ingredients (14 balls)

  • 1 1/2 c oats
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 c chopped raw almonds
  • 1/2 c Craisins
  • 1/4 c natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 c dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 c honey


1. In a medium bowl, combine the oats, chia seeds, almonds and cranberries.

2. In a small bowl, combine the chocolate chips, honey and peanut butter. Microwave on low until melted and mix well to combine.

3. Add the melted mixture to the oat mixture and use your hands to mix well. Form into balls and refrigerate until chilled.

4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

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When I made these I actually used 2 cups of oats, and I ended up with about 1/2 a cup of oats that I couldn’t make stick together into balls. So, I’ve adjusted the recipe above accordingly and I think 1 1/2 cups would be the right amount. Not to worry though, I didn’t let those extras go to waste! They tasted great in my Greek yogurt!

I made about 14 balls that were the perfect size for snacking. In addition, you could also use brown rice syrup or agave nectar in place of honey!


About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. Oooh, perfect easy little snack!!! Yum!
    Kaitlyn@TheTieDyeFiles recently posted..Creature of Habit

  2. Raw cookie dough balls have been one of my all time favorite treats this summer :) I haven’t added dried fruit to any yet though…good thinking :)
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  3. These look great! One of my favorite cookies is the traditional no-bake cookies (oatmeal, cocoa, PB, and TONS OF BUTTER)…but this is definitely a great alternative :)
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  4. Those look great! I love simple, healthy recipes!
    Carissa recently posted..Choosing Healthier Cocktails

  5. I would like one please! I do believe I will be linking you up to my blog this week for this recipe! 😉
    Liz recently posted..…plain, or polka dots?

  6. I’ll trade you a bag for a batch of these guys 😉

  7. How convenient I have all of these ingredients on hand and I am in the mood to make something… perfect time to stumble upon this post! :)
    Tessa @ Amazing Asset recently posted..Friday Favorites

  8. These look great, I will have to try them! Also, your last pictures look great! did you get a new camera? (i’ve been blog MIA recently, so forgive me if this isn’t a new development :)
    Rachel recently posted..Stuffed Salmon with Spicy Mayo Sauce

    • thanks! hope you like them :) and thanks about the pictures as well :) no new camera….i’ve just been finally spending some time trying to figure out the one i have and have been working on improving my photography! glad it’s paying off!

  9. Yum, these look like the perfect pre or post workout snack!
    Kerstin recently posted..Pesto Goat Cheese Pizza

  10. I love your new spin on these balls! Every time I make them I make them a little different by what I have in my pantry. Yours look wonderful and are now on my to try list!


  11. I chose these for this month’s Secret Recipe Club. So yummy, and I love the texture of them!
    Amy @ A Little Nosh recently posted..No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls (Secret Recipe Club)


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