oatmeal Energy Balls require only 4 ingredients! Quick oats, peanut butter, honey, and mini chocolate chips are all you need for these perfect snack-sized energy oatmeal balls.
These energy oatmeal ball snacks have saved me during this “no-school-quarantined-at-home-with-4-kids” part of my life. You would think my kids are ravenous animals who have not eaten in weeks because they just snack and snack all day long.But thanks to these energy balls, which I have been making at least 2x per week lately, my kids have a grab & go snack that they can get themselves, and they are somewhat nutritious for them and will keep them full.
I also have these steel cut oatmeal energy balls and monster cookie energy balls on my site. But today’s recipe is my favorite because it’s only 4 ingredients, and the ingredients are mostly pantry staples that hopefully you already have.I love quick oats for these energy balls because they have a finer, smaller texture which is more appealing to kids. Yes you can use whole, old-fashioned oats but I find that the balls tend to not hold together as well when you use the old fashioned oats. So for best results, stick with the quick oats.
- 3 cups quick oats
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup honey
- Combine all ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir together well until combined. Place the bowl (covered with lid or plastic wrap) in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.
- Roll into balls (slightly smaller than a golf ball). Eat right away OR store covered in the fridge for several days.