These easy, healthy 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls are a delicious healthy post-workout snack or can be enjoyed any time of the day.
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Before you start, if your peanut butter is not creamy (maybe you opened the jar a while back), then pour it into a microwave-safe bowl with sweetener. Microwave for 30 seconds to soften. Stir and then use in the recipe.
In a large mixing bowl, add all the base ingredients: old-fashioned oats, fresh runny peanut butter, and sweetener. Or, if you are making any of the 3 recommended flavors, also add in the suggested ingredients.
Use a spatula to combine all the ingredients until it is sticky and forms a dough. If too dry, add 1 or 2 more tablespoons of maple syrup.
Optional: refrigerate the oatmeal balls mixture for 20 minutes to set the dough. It will make it easier to roll into energy bites.
Remove the mixture from the fridge. slightly oil your hands with coconut oil before shaping each energy ball to prevent the batter from sticking to your hands. Scoop out about 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough and roll within your hands to shape energy balls.
Place each oatmeal ball onto a plate covered with parchment paper.
Keep rolling until you form about 10-12 energy balls. Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.
The oatmeal balls can be frozen in an airtight container. Remove from the freezer 3 hours before serving, and thaw them at room temperature until soft.
The nutrition panel uses 1/2 cup of vegan dark chocolate chips + 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds.