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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

Quick and easy 3 ingredient peanut butter oatmeal balls are the perfect snack. These little energy bites can be whipped up in less than 10 minutes and are healthy to eat.
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Prep Time : 10 mins
Cook Time : 0 mins
Cuisine: : Australian, Western
Course : Snack
Servings : 25 x 17 gram (0.65 ounce) balls
Calories : 75 : kcal
Estimated Cost (AUD) : $2.22 or $0.09 a ball

EQUIPMENT

  • Blender or food processor

INGREDIENTS

  • 150 grams (5.30 ounces / 1 cup) of dried pitted dates
  • 180 grams (6.45 ounces / ⅔ cup) peanut butter
  • 100 grams (3.52 ounces / 1 cup) rolled oats

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Check the dates to ensure that they are seed free.
    Place the pitted dates into the bowl of a food processor and process until the dates are minced.
    Depending on the strength of the food processor, you may have to stop the machine from time to time and move the dates around because they tend to clump together and can stain the machine.
  • Add the peanut butter and oats, and process until the mixture combines.
  • Check the mixture for the correct consistency, it should be slightly sticky, you should be able to shape it into a ball, and it should hold its shape.
  • Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl and knead it lightly to form a firm dough.
  • If the mixture is not holding together, mix in extra peanut butter or water, mixing in 1 teaspoon at a time.
  • Evenly divide and shape the mixture into 25 balls.
  • Transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge.

Notes

This recipe makes about 410 grams (14.46 ounces) of peanut butter oatmeal mixture. From this, make 25 small, 17 gram (0.65 ounces) balls. 
TIPS FOR SUCCESS
  • To get even-sized oat and peanut butter balls, weigh the mixture first, then divide the mixture by 25 for small balls or 12 for larger-sized balls.
  • If you live in a hot climate, the heat can make the mixture too soft and difficult to shape. If this is the case, put the mixture in the fridge for 15 - 30 minutes before shaping.
VARIATIONS
  • In step 4 after processing the mixture, you can mix in mini chocolate chips for an indulgent treat.
  • Replace a portion of the oats with an equal amount of protein powder to make peanut butter energy bites. After adding the protein powder, and the mixture is wet, add more oats, or if it is dry, add more peanut butter or a splash of water.
  • You could also mix or roll the oatmeal peanut butter balls in toasted coconut for a tropical flavor.
  • Add more protein and healthy fats by adding in flaxseeds.
SUBSTITUTIONS
  • Use almond butter, cashew butter, or any other nut butter you love.
Nutrition Facts
3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls
Serving Size
 
1 x 7 gram (0.65 ounces) ball
Amount per Serving
Calories
75
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
4
g
6
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Sodium
 
31
mg
1
%
Potassium
 
94
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
9
g
3
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
5
g
6
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
1
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
8
mg
1
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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