No Bake Peanut Butter Balls

White bowl filled with no bake peanut butter balls. Spoon of peanut butter in background.

These No Bake Peanut Butter Balls are the perfect after school snack. Packed with healthy oats, peanut butter, honey and peanut butter chips, they are the perfect grab and go treat.

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School is back in session and that means I need all the after school snack ideas. Between early lunches and more activities, the kids are STARVING when they get home.

These no bake peanut butter balls are an easy option to have on hand for whenever you need a little pick me up.

7 no bake peanut butter balls on a small white round plate. A spoonful of peanut butter in the background along with a pale pink cloth napkin.

Ingredients for Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Balls

The ingredient list is short and sweet for this one. And I’m betting you already have most of what you need.

  • Peanut butter
  • Honey
  • Old-fashioned oats
  • Vanilla extract
  • Kosher salt
  • Peanut butter chips
Close up of peanut butter ball on a small white round plate.

How to Make No Bake Peanut Butter Balls

These are super simple to make and will only take a few minutes of prep and some fridge time.

Throw all the ingredients into a large bowl and mix well with a spatula. Once mixed, it’s time to shape them into balls.

Using a tablespoon, scoop a bit of the mixture into your hand. Roll into balls and place in a container with a lid.

Continue until you’ve rolled all of the peanut butter mixture. You’ll have about 30 tablespoon sized peanut butter balls.

Stack them all in your container and seal with a lid. Refrigerate until you’re ready to eat them. They don’t have to be refrigerated the whole time but they keep their shape better this way and I prefer them chilled too.

7 no bake peanut butter balls on a small white round plate. Pale pink cloth napkin in the upper right corner with a spoon of peanut butter in upper left corner.

Tips for Making

The mixture is pretty sticky which can lead to quite messy hands when rolling. I like to spray my hands with nonstick spray before rolling the peanut butter balls.

This keeps the mixture from becoming a sticky, gloopy mess and makes the process way easier.

I used one of my tablespoon measuring spoons to portion these out but you can also get a mini cookie scoop that is the same size.

Close up shot of no bake peanut butter ball showing texture of oats and peanut butter chips.

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No Bake Peanut Butter Balls

These No Bake Peanut Butter Balls are the perfect after school snack. Packed with healthy oats, peanut butter, honey and peanut butter chips, they are the perfect grab and go treat.
Prep Time15 mins
Chill Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: no bake peanut butter balls
Yield: 30 balls
Author: Meghan Payne-Hensley

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips

Instructions

  • Add peanut butter, honey and vanilla to a large bowl. Stir until combined. Add remaining ingredients and stir. Using a tablespoon, portion out the mixture and roll into balls. Place in a container that has a lid.
  • Once all the mixture is rolled into balls, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow them to set a bit. Keep in refrigerator for best results. They are fine at room temperature but get a little soft.

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