Baked Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Balls

Baked Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Balls
I’m a grazer.

There’s kind of a running joke about how many snacks I eat. And how many different snacks are in my purse at one time.

One time I found cooked bacon in my purse, but that’s another story.

Baked Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Balls
These baked oatmeal chocolate chip peanut butter balls are my go-to snack.

I like to bake up a big batch, freeze them and use them throughout the week.

Baked Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Balls
Chocolate and peanut butter are the ultimate combo, but if you wanted to make these a bit healthier you could substitute the chocolate chips for sunflower seeds or chopped pecans.

Then you could probably get away with eating these for breakfast :)

Baked Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Balls
I think I’ll go put some in a ziploc bag and stick them in my purse

Hopefully I don’t find anymore bacon..

Baked Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Balls

Baked Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Balls

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 18-24 balls

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour or whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, beat together the peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Mix in the vanilla.
  3. Stir in the flour, oats, salt and baking soda and mix.
  4. Add the milk and mix until a dough forms. Fold in the chocolate chips, and mix once more.
  5. Use a tablespoon to scoop some dough into your hand and roll into a ball. Use a little cooking spray to keep the dough from sticking to your hands.
  6. Continue making balls until all the dough is gone.
  7. Place on a baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat and bake for 11-13 minutes.

Recipe adapted from Glitter Inc.

https://thefirstyearblog.com/baked-oatmeal-chocolate-chip-peanut-butter-balls/

Baked Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Balls
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31 comments

  1. WOW, these look amazing!! Definitely picking up all the ingredients at the store today. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. HECK YES!!!! I want these!

  3. Girl I graze all day! These look wonderful!

  4. Love the peanut butter, chocolate, and oats combination!

  5. Beautiful cookies!

  6. Yummy…. I’m all for peanut butter cookies! And would love a delivery of them in my Easter basket! ;)

  7. Looks great! I love peanut butter and can’t wait to try this recipe!

  8. These sound yummy, I’d happily have these as my daily snacks!

  9. These seriously look amazing!

  10. Oh my goodness, this sounds delicious. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that just started. http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2014/04/211th-inspire-me-tuesday.html Hope to see you there.

  11. Hi Beth! These look and sound addicting!! Oh, and I totally want to hear about the cooked bacon in your purse!! :) Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend – pinned! Hope you have a happy and wonderful week!

  12. I am always on a hot pursuit for a snack! Like right after my meal…I need something to round it out! And cookies would fit the bill perfectly!

    • I am the exact same way Meg. There is always room for a little something sweet :-)

  13. Omg, the bacon story is too much! Love it! I am a HUGE snacker too, I don’t want to be caught without food!
    These sound delish girl! Can’t wait to try them…pinned!

  14. My kids would love these!! They are always up for snacking :)

  15. These look so yummy! And maybe even a bit healthy. I don’t know about the itty bitty size though, I’d probably end up eating ten of them!

  16. These cookies look incredible! YUM

  17. Gorgeous pictures Beth! This sounds like a perfect little snack and so easy to make too! Love it!

    • Marion, thanks for your kind comment! I hope you get a chance to make them!

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