These tasty vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Balls are a fun way to include some healthy oats, nuts, and seeds in your diet while also treating your sweet tooth! Great for snacking and dessert.
These Chocolate Oat Balls are a fun way to include some oats, nuts, and seeds in your diet while treating your sweet tooth.
Plus they are made quick and easy on the stovetop with only a few minutes of preparation time.
Ingredients for Chocolate Oat Balls
For this recipe you will need:
- Peanut butter: I use creamy and natural peanut butter. Or simply substitute your favorite nut butter such as almond butter, sun butter etc.
- Vegan chocolate chips
- Rolled oats: Be sure to use gluten-free if needed.
- Pure maple syrup: This is a great natural sweetener with delicious flavor. However you could substitute agave if desired.
- Almonds: I use raw, unsalted almonds since that's usually what I have on hand.
- Ground flax seed: I use golden flax.
- Sunflower seeds
I enjoy these oat balls for quick snacks and dessert because they don't leave me feeling heavy and full. Plus they provide a nice energy boost.
For a peanut-free version, you can try substituting the peanut butter with almond butter or other favorite nut butter. (Though I haven't tried this personally.)
We store ours in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 7 days. (But they never seem to last that long!)
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Balls
- 1/4 cup peanut butter (creamy & natural)
- 1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (GF if desired)
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup (or agave, etc.)
- 1/4 cup almonds, crushed
- 1/8 cup ground flax seed
- 1/8 cup sunflower seeds
- In a small pan over medium heat, add peanut butter and maple syrup. Stir and let heat for a few minutes until creamy and melted.
- Add remaining ingredients.
- Stir with spatula for 1-2 minutes to combine until chocolate thoroughly melts.
- Remove from heat and let the mixture sit in the pan for about 10 minutes to cool.
- When it cools enough to touch, mold into balls. (They'll harden further as they sit.) We store ours in an airtight container in the fridge.
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