Oatmeal Energy Balls - Bite size and scrumptious | AdventureBlooms

Oatmeal Energy Balls

  • Author: AdventureBlooms
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15-20 minutes + 30 minutes chilling time
  • Yield: 15-20 1-inch balls


Scrumptious and portable! These bite-sized energy balls are the perfect snack for long days on the mountain. And of course a yummy after-school snack!


  • 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey or agave
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cups rolled oats (old fashioned oats)
  • 1/4 cup ground flax
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup craisins
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips


  1. In a large bowl, stir to combine peanut butter, honey, vanilla and cinnamon.
  2. Add remaining ingredients: oats, ground flax, chia seeds, chopped walnuts, dried cranberries and chocolate chips. Stir to combine.
  3. Let sit in fridge for about 30 minutes (this makes it easier to roll into balls).
  4. Remove from fridge and roll into about 1″ balls. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. (If they’ll even last that long! Ours disappear in a day or two…)
  5. Enjoy!


SUBSTITUTION: Feel free to play around with the ingredients as you’d like.

  • Use another nut butter (almond butter, sunbutter, cashew butter, soybutter) instead of peanut butter.  Check out our homemade peanut butter and almond butter recipes!
  • Use agave or maple syrup instead of honey (note: I have not tested maple syrup so I can’t vouch that it will turn out the same. If you try it, let me know how it turns out!)
  • Feel free to use other add-ins, like chopped dates, apricots, raisins, or other nuts. Experiment!

Just remember to adjust as needed. If it’s too dry, add a bit more peanut butter or honey. If it’s too sticky, add more oats.

I rolled these into 1-inch balls, but you can make them bigger or smaller. Or even flatten them on a baking pan and make them into bars!

TO MAKE GLUTEN FREE: Make sure to use certified gluten-free ingredients

TO MAKE VEGAN: Use agave instead of honey and make sure to use vegan chocolate chips or omit chocolate chips.