Healthy Peanut Butter Balls

These Healthy Peanut Butter Balls are a great after school snack for your kids or for adults. Simple ingredients in these little energy balls.

Healthy Peanut Butter Balls - simple ingredients in these little snacks. Great for kids and adults.

My mom is somewhat of a health nut and used to make these growing up as an after school snack. They are a healthy snack and are like little protein balls.

At least that’s what I kept telling myself as I threw them down my throat.

My kids always come home from school starving and immediately go for junk food but not if I have these out.

Healthy Peanut Butter Balls - simple ingredients in these little snacks. Great for kids and adults.

They’re similar to these Energy Balls but abut different. If you’re feeling dangerous add some mini chocolate chips.


Healthy Peanut Butter Balls
Prep Time
21 hrs 59 mins
Cook Time
21 hrs 59 mins
  • 1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup nonfat powdered milk
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats see Note
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl; mix well. Using your hands, roll the dough into balls about the size of large gumballs. Place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper, and refrigerate until set. Makes about 18 balls.
Recipe Notes
If using old-fashioned oats use 1 cup. Source: Lulu The Bake
ย These Healthy Peanut Butter Balls are a great after school snack for your kids or for adults. Simple ingredients in these little energy balls.

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  1. I’m a personal trainer and meet people every day who want to lose fat. I am amazed that in the 21st century age of information, at how much MIS-information is out there. Peanut butter is 50% fat if you read the nutrition label. Any food that attributes half or more of its calories to fat, should not be eaten if you hope to lose fat or not put on any. If the peanut butter nutrition labels says: Calories: 140 per tbspn, then you look at the fat calories and it says Fat: 70 or more- dont eat it. Same goes for ANY food. Check the nutritional lable.

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      Peanut butter does have protein while it’s not low in calories I agree. These do not promise to make you skinny in anyway just to clarify…:)

      • as long as you get all natural peanut butter, then it’s all natural fat. anddd healthy fats are paramount in getting healthy and losing weight (peanut butter, avocados, etc.) THAT is a known fact and if you are a personal trainer you should ensure you know the proper nutrition information because peanut butter is not necessary to rid your entire diet of.

    • What a bunch of nonsense. Avocados are healthy and most of their calories are from fat. What do you say about that? Yes, you shouldn’t eat too much of these peanut butter balls if you are trying to lose weight, but for growing children that need healthy fats to grow then this is great. My 6 yr old son is underweight and I am going to try these.

  2. I am planning on making these and was just curious as to what you’d suggest is the best way to store em’ after they’ve set? Leaving them on a cookie sheet takes up to much space lol thanks in advance ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. I really want to try these but I wondered if you have a substitute for powdered milk. Also, to Kathryn, not everything needs to be low fat. Nuts are nutritious, filling and like you pointed out, a healthy protein.

  4. Made these today and they were delicious. Had a little flaked coconut left from a previous recipe the other day, so through that in too. Would maybe try a small bit of mini chocolate chips sometimes too. Thank you.

  5. These looks so good. I actually just read on another website about a very similar recipe for homemade Plumpy’nut, the same stuff their feeding to malnourished children in poverty-stricken countries to help them gain weight. haha! That tells me that they should definitely not be used for weight loss! I was just wondering how you stored them after you made them, In the refridgerator? or do you leave them out?

  6. I, too, ate these growing up! And I was also one of those girls who ate everything. Still eat everything!

  7. This may be a dumb question but do you cook the oats first? Can you substitute quinoa in place of the oats and cacao instead of powdered milk?

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      You don’t cook the oats first. You could probably use cooked quinoa and cacao instead. Might be tasty.

  8. oh so yummy!! these were a staple of my childhood!! I make them for my kids, adding things like nuts and flax seeds and chocolate chips here and there. they take them to school for their midmorning snack. thank you for posting the recipe!

  9. I am making these for a sick friend. Chemo has a bad hold on her right now. This snack helps on those bad days when eating is hard, but you need the protein.

  10. This recipe is literally the only thing I remember from kindergarten 35 years ago. Just taught it to my son today, with soynut butter instead of peanut butter due to allergies.