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Oatmeal Energy Balls Recipe
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Oatmeal Energy Balls

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"I am a vegetarian and love to eat these before I go to the gym. I like to add extra whole peanuts sometimes. Substitute 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips for the raisins if desired. If you want to eat them on the go, wrap them in wax paper and tie with a bread tie. Enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
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    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. Mix oats, peanut butter, raisins, and honey together with a fork in a bowl. Knead mixture by hand until fully incorporated; roll into 1-inch balls. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 19, 2013

I like that this has such simple ingredients and not a lot of sugar. It held together well and tasted good. Raisins added a nice chewy texture/taste. Good balance of oats to peanut butter. My boys are teens and only attracted to things with chocolate chips in them, but they still liked these.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 18, 2013

Uh, may as well just get a spoon and eat the peanut butter from the jar. I kept adding raisins, honey, and oats until I could taste them. Won't make this again, but I'm not throwing them out either.


15 Ratings

Jan 22, 2013

Simple no bake recipe! This would be easy to change by adding chia seeds, carob powder or any other "energy" ingredients!

Mar 14, 2013

There are a million variations on this recipe, but this is the one to start from. It would be difficult to screw up this recipe. Add whatever you have in the cupboard (sunflower seeds, flax seeds,dried fruits, etc.) and adjust the rest of the ingredients so it's still moist enough to make a ball. I don't worry to much about spoiling, since they rarely last more than a day or two.

Aug 13, 2014

My son has a severe peanut allergy, so I substituted Wowbutter (a soy based peanut butter substitued) and it was still very good! So it can even be tweaked a little for people with allergies!

Jun 30, 2013

great for my 5 1/2 year old who doesn't like to sit still for breakfast. She's a 'grazer' and this gives her a good sustained level of energy throughout the day

Aug 07, 2013

Love this. Both my kiddos sometimes won't eat. These are the perfect substitute anytime.

May 31, 2013

Just made this with my 7 yr old grandson and he loved it! Super easy and he enjoyed getting his hands in it. Tastes great following the basic recipe but will try nuts, seeds and maybe choc chips in the future. Thanks for the recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 169 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 9.1 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 5.6 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 44 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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