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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Balls

You know you want one.











Or two.

Or four hundred and fifty four.

peanut butter cookie dough balls

Maybe not four hundred and fifty four.

Then you’d get a stomachache, and that’s no fun. 😕

On the other hand, the stomachache might be worth it. For chocolate and peanut butter?

peanut butter cookie dough ball

So worth it.

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Balls

(can be gluten-free)

Category: Healthy “No-Bake” Recipes.

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (or oat bran or quick oats) (Maybe even flaxmeal or protein powder!) (40g)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter, or Sunbutter to be allergy-friendly) (115g)
  • stevia drops to taste, or 2 tbsp plus 2 tsp pure maple syrup, or another sweetener of choice (If using a dry sweetener, you might have to add a little water or oil to make a dough. If using a liquid sweetener—such as maple syrup or agave—don’t add any extra liquid.)
  • scant 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp flour or oat bran, or perhaps protein powder (I used spelt flour, but many others—such as oat or almond or all-purpose flour—will be fine. Not sure about coconut flour.) (15g)
  • chocolate chips!!

Combine all ingredients in a cereal bowl, and mix until well-incorporated. (If you store your nut butter in the fridge, you might want to melt it a little so it stirs more easily.) Roll into balls, and try not to eat them all at once. Luckily, this recipe doesn’t make four hundred and fifty four.

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peanut butter cookie ball

peanut butter cookie balls

Question of the Day:

Do you ever continue to eat even after you’re full, knowing you’ll regret it later?

Right off the bat, Thanksgiving and Christmas (especially Christmas cookies!) come to mind. But foods like roast cauliflower and brussels sprouts are also pretty easy for me to overeat and get a stomachache. Or too many raw walnuts or too much coconut butter… and yes, in the case of eating too much coconut butter, I think the stomachache is always worth it!

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Published on August 27, 2012

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  1. Nikki says

    I incorporate lots of fresh fruits and vegetables into my plate. Sometimes, 75% of what I eat is fresh produce! Since it is very water-rich, it is SO easy to get full quickly!!!

    Luckily, I don’t stay full for very long, so I have more occasions to snack throughout the day. 🙂

  2. Olivia @ OmNom Love says

    I overeat at Thanksgiving and Christmas, definitely. They’re lots of chips, veggies, cookies, and other goodies just sitting around. It’s soooo tempting! I overeat at potlucks sometimes, too.

    The peanut butter chocolate chip balls look delicious! I could definitely overeat these. 😉

  3. Aja says

    Yum! There is nothing better than peanut butter and chocolate. It’s the best combination ever! I always eat more than I mean to at Christmas. You only get those Christmas cookies at Christmas so why would I not overeat them?

    • Sarahishealthy says

      That is why I store half the cookie dough in the freezer when I make Christmas cookies. Then I can pull it out later, for Christmas in April! 🙂

  4. Colleen says

    Well, you know everything on your website is so tempting that eating too much probably happens all the time, at least it does here at our house! At least it’s all pretty much super-healthy, so you can’t go wrong! Especially with those healthy fats you’re always turning in to delicious treats! The good thing is that with healthy fat and lots of fiber (like in all of your recipes, Katie!), at least you won’t be hungry again in a few seconds, like you would an unhealthy, sugary snack (that is also easy to overeat!)! You can see why here: By the way, these balls look delish!!! Have a great day!!

  5. jessica says

    i made these already, haha. i finally made it to a specialty store to get some of your more common ingredients. i’ve used your oatmeal ideas before but this was my first dessert. i used some flour with some vanilla protein powder, and equal and agave for the sweetener, since that was what i had. i’m pleased with how they turned out! now i really do need to try to not eat all of them

  6. jenica says

    Yeah, I think I have a major problem with being a part of the “clean plate club.” If I have enough left over to turn whatever it was into a meal then I’m okay, but if it’s just a few more bites, I’ll always push myself to finish. Wish I could stop!

    • Alanna says

      Me too! 🙁 It’s not as bad by myself because I can try to portion things out, but at restaurants and when my boyfriend cooks, I end up finishing what’s on my plate even if it’s way too much food (unless it’s clearly enough to save for another meal). My stomach is much happier with lots of small meals throughout the day, so pretty much any time I eat a big meal I feel gross after.

      • Annie says

        Wow that’s exactly the I am! However after a few years of suffering annoying, painful, embarrassing symptoms I worked very hard to stop overeating, even if it’s just a few bites left. Now I think I’ve pretty much got it under control (thank goodness), though sometimes the “few bites” get the better of me – especially by holidays

  7. [email protected] says

    I definitely have a tendancy to keep eating even whem I’m full, if it’s something I really love. I’m trying to be better about this, but Thanksgiving and Christmas I give myself permission to go crazy. 😉 These look delicious. I’m going to make some to put in my kiddos lunches tomorrow.

  8. laura says

    I thought I saw banana choc. Choc. Chip balls before… then I was looking at the ingredients and wondering where the banana is. XD. But now I’m thinking that I could sweeten with banana.

  9. Eating 4 Balance says

    Yes. I tend to overdose on the good things though! Like too many bananas or apples or grapes, too much squash or carrots or salad. Then there is too much almond butter. I always try to convince myself that it is worth it. BUT IT’S NOT!!!

  10. Sue says

    Katie thanks so much for including the nutritional info! That is such a wonderful help!!
    Everything on your site looks so yummmy!

  11. Heather says

    I just made them, with protein powder for the flour and quick oats for the oat part. Oh my, they are DANGEROUS! I made mini balls and got 20, but I don’t think they’ll stay around for long! Thanks for the recipe, or maybe not ;).

  12. Sarahishealthy says

    Oh I think I could easily eat 454 of those. No problem. So maybe I’d better not start, because I don’t know if I can afford that much peanut butter! Good thing peanut butter is cheaper than coconut butter.
    Translation? Making them today!

  13. Lisa C. says

    I’m with the other commenter above. These photos just make me smile. I can’t look at them and not smile. Maybe too cute to eat! But I’ll try my best, and maybe share with the kiddos too. We’ll probably add some coconut shreds and we’ll let you know how it goes!

  14. Anonymous says

    In the summer I always eat too much watermelon! Usually before bed too, so I am up half the night peeing. Must be worth it though because it doesn’t stop me!

  15. Kendra says

    This is such a simple recipe–but looks so delicious!! I love raw and/or no-bake truffles, cookies, Larabars, etc…,especially when it is too hot outside to turn on the oven:) And I definitely eat past the point of fullness sometimes, especially with such amazing food as almond butter, hummus, chips, baked potato fries, and many, many others:) But I know I need plenty of food to help fuel my dancing, so I don’t stress about it!!

  16. Mandy says

    I can definitely see myself overeating on those (or really almost any other dessert). I also always have to be careful about eating too many dried mangos. They’re just so delicious, and it’s so much easier eating the dried kind than actually having to cut up a mango yourself.

  17. Megan E. says

    These look great! Are they sticky? If so, could you roll them in cocoa powder or powdered sugar after so they are transportable? Or freeze them for a bit? Just thinking these would be good to bring to work…

    • Liz says

      I bet you could. I have some left, so I might have to try rolling them in something. They’re definitely transportable, and I think they would make a good lunchbox item as well. Good for back to school, which is soon yuck!

  18. Lyza says

    I totally have! Since I switched to a healthier diet that is also vegan (since some people definitely don’t go about it in a healthy way–eating all sugary processed snacks all the time for every meal! oy!), I have found it doesn’t happen to me half as much as it used to. I’ve always been on the thinner side but I used to be able to wipe out more than half a box of cookies in a day!! Of course that was before I developed colitis–now if I over eat, I definitely pay the price, so I try not to. I find I am so busy though that overeating in my scenario can be a good thing because half the time I’m not eating enough throughout the day–as long as I don’t overeat on anything too fibrous. I have to be careful with my stomach. So giant helpings of spaghetti? Yes please 🙂

    I really want to try these with sunbutter (I have a peanut-intolerance! Nothing huge, I’ll still eat them every once in a while, but makes my cheeks look rather chipmunkish 😛 ). I’m sure it’d be delightful 🙂

  19. Joanne @ threeunderthree says

    These look so good. I think a trip to the supermarket for peanut butter might have just been added to my to-do list for tomorrow 🙂

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