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No Bake Peanut Butter Balls

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    Healthy, gluten-free, peanut butter balls made with natural creamy peanut butter in just 10 minutes! These are an awesome on-the-go snack option and sweet treat for when those hunger cravings strike.


    Want a gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan treat that’s fluffy and chewy? Look no further. These no-bake peanut butter balls are so simple to make and are reminiscent of a traditional peanut butter cookie! Made with real food ingredients like natural peanut butter, oat flour, and agave so you know what you’re putting into your body. None of those processed and mysterious oils from generic peanut butter brands!

    These peanut butter balls are free from butter and white sugar and naturally sweetened with agave syrup. They only require 3 ingredients and 10 minutes to make. They taste best when chilled in the fridge, so pop them in there for at least another 10 minutes and then you are free to snack away! They’re the perfect make-ahead treat to meal prep for the week so you can just grab them and go go go!

    I love the simplicity of this treat, however if you want some variety, here are a couple of variations you could do: dip in melted chocolate, top with mini chocolate chips, crumbled pretzels or nuts!

    no bake pb balls on a tray

    Ingredients in these No Bake Peanut Butter Balls 

    Peanut Butter: Opt for natural creamy peanut butter as it produces the best texture and only has one ingredient: peanuts! 

    Oat Flour: To make these gluten-free make sure you’re using certified gluten-free oat flour or oats. I buy my oat flour from Thrive Market. If you don’t have oat flour you can take 1 cup of rolled oats or quick oats and process them down in a blender or food processor. If using steel cut oats, use ½ cup to make 1 cup of flour.

    Agave: Agave acts as a natural sweetener and has a low glycemic index compared to that of granulated sugar, making it a great sugar substitute! Maple syrup or honey would also work in this recipe.

    pb balls on a white plate

    Kitchen Tools Needed for this Recipe

    • Tray with parchment paper
    • Mixing bowl, whisk, and spoon

     

    Other No Bake Treats to Try

    Looking for other no bake treats to whip up in only a few minutes and using a handful of ingredients? Try these Cinnamon Chocolate Covered Stuffed Dates!

     

    half eaten pb ball with pb balls below

    How to Make these No Bake Peanut Butter Balls

    Step One: Line a tray with parchment paper and set aside.

    Step Two: In a medium-sized bowl, add ⅔ cup of peanut butter and 3 tablespoons of agave syrup. Whisk together until just combined. 

    Step Three: Add 1 cup of oat flour to the peanut butter mixture and stir with a spoon or spatula. Dough will be a little bit crumbly, but will come together in the next step.

    Step Four: Measure about 1 tablespoon of dough and roll in your hands to form a ball shape. Place the dough ball on the tray. Complete until all dough balls are formed.

    Step Five: Place the tray in the fridge for at least 10 minutes to allow the balls to get cool and set. Remove and dip in your optional toppings (melted chocolate, mini chocolate chips, or crumbled nuts and pretzels are great options but definitely not needed for this recipe!)

     

    pb balls in a bowl

    No Bake Peanut Butter Balls

    Healthy, gluten-free, peanut butter balls made with natural creamy peanut butter in just 10 minutes! These are an awesome on-the-go snack option and sweet treat for when those hunger cravings strike.


    Prep time: 10 min |

    Cook time: 10 min |

    Total time: 20 min

    Cuisine: American |

    Serves: 16

    Ingredients:

    • ⅔ cup, unsalted natural creamy peanut butter
    • 1 cup, oat flour
    • 3 tbsp, agave 
    • Optional toppings: melted chocolate, mini chocolate chips, crushed pretzels, or crushed nuts

    Directions:

    1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. In a medium bowl, whisk together peanut butter and agave. Add in the oat flour and stir until fully combined. 
    3. Measure out about 1 tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball with your hands. 
    4. Place rolled dough balls on the tray and place in the fridge to chill for at least 10 minutes. 
    5. Remove from fridge and top with optional toppings or place into an airtight container and put back in the fridge for later consumption. Enjoy!
    Notes:
    1. If you don't have oat flour, simple use rolled or quick oats and blend in a food processor
    2. Before measuring natural peanut butter, stir it to incorporate the oil. 
    3. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
    4. Can substitute for natural creamy almond butter.
    5. Honey or maple syrup can be substituted for the agave. 
    6. Best if eaten straight from the fridge.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 1 ball

    Serves 16


    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 108
    Total Fat 6g
      Saturated Fat 1g
      Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 0mg
    Sodium 0mg
    Total Carbohydrate 10g
      Dietary Fiber 1g
      Sugars 4g
    Protein 4g

     

    Find on MyFitnessPal as: TWW - No Bake Peanut Butter Balls


    Author: Christine

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    Course: Desserts Snacks

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    Cuisine: American

    Keywords: No Bake Dessert, Gluten Free, Healthy Dessert


    Ratings and reviews (1)

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    Steve M
    4 months, 3 weeks ago

    These were so easy to make and a perfect snack for my on-the-go kids. Thanks as always for sharing a great recipe

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