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Small bowl of vegan chocolate peanut butter oat balls

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Balls

These tasty treats are a fun way to get oats, nuts, and seeds in your diet. Easy to make and stores in the fridge for quick snacks or dessert.
AuthorKaitlin - The Garden Grazer
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Total Time:20 mins
CourseDessert, Snack
CuisineGluten-Free Option, Vegan
Servings10 (1.5-inch 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.


Larger batches: If making large batches (doubling or tripling the recipe) I put the balls on a baking sheet and place in the freezer for about a half hour to set + harden. Then transfer them to a container in the fridge for storage. (This helps prevent them from sticking together.)

Nutrition Per Serving (Estimate)

Calories: 146 kcal | Carbohydrates: 15 g | Protein: 4 g | Fat: 9 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Potassium: 127 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 8 g | Vitamin A: 1 IU | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 37 mg | Iron: 1 mg