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Peanut Butter Power Balls

Published in Recipes, Snacks Author: CentraCare


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup honey
  • 3 cups oats (non-instant)
  • 1/2 cup flaxseed, ground
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, dates, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, etc.)


Mix peanut butter and honey until smooth. Gradually add in oats and flaxseed, and then fold in other ingredients. Roll into ping-pong size balls. Store them in the refrigerator or freezer. You can switch up the add-ins – just keep the total to 1-1/2 cups.

Yield: One batch makes about 45 balls. Each ball contains 1/2 teaspoon flaxseed

Peanut Butter Power Balls

Nutritional Information Per Serving
  • Calories: 96
  • Fat: 4.5 g.
  • Sat. Fat: 1 g.
  • Trans Fat: 0 g.
  • Sodium: 8 mg
  • Carbs: 14 g.
  • Fiber: 1 g.
  • Protein: 2.2 g.