Super Healthy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Updated on January 26, 2018
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Audrey Hunt's passion for nutrition began the day she was diagnosed with Diabetes. She's a vegetarian and advocate for healthy living.

A Delicious Way to Put Some Extra Pep in Your Step

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A Nutritious Treat That Disguises Valuable Nutrients

Come one, come all! You're invited to the "chocolate peanut butter" ball. Join in the fun during dessert making time.

This delectable treat has been a winner among the fussiest of eaters. For those who refuse to eat healthy, nutritious food, no one will notice the wholesome ingredients blended into the creamy peanut butter, honey and sprinkles of dark chocolate chips.

So grab your apron, turn on some baking music, and let's get started!

Ingredients - What You'll Need

  • 1 cup Oatmeal, Old Fashion Rolled Oates
  • 1/2 cup Crunchy Peanut Butter, Organic
  • 1/2 to 1 cup Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/3 cup Honey, Organic
  • 1/2 cup Ground Flax Seed, Organic
  • 1/4 cup Chia Seeds, (optional) Organic
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract, Organic

Blend Oats, Honey. Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chips, Chia Seeds, Flax Seeds and Vanilla

Wash your hands with hot, soapy, water and brush nails before mixing ingredients.  If mixture is too dry, add a little more honey.
Wash your hands with hot, soapy, water and brush nails before mixing ingredients. If mixture is too dry, add a little more honey. | Source

Instructions

  1. Combine oates, peanut butter, chocolate chips, honey, flax seed, chia seeds and vanilla extract together in a medium size mixing bowl.
  2. Using your hands, mix well and form into balls.
  3. Place balls onto baking sheet or muffin pan. (No need to grease). Aluminum foil works great.
  4. Place into the freezer to set. Takes about 1 hour.
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Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 15 min
Yields: About 24
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 96
Calories from Fat54
% Daily Value *
Fat 6 g9%
Carbohydrates 15 g5%
Sugar 9 g
Protein 3 g6%
Sodium 30 mg1%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Flax Seed Can be Good For The Heart

Flax seed is high in fiber.  Add to cereal or yogurt.  Remember to drink plenty of water.
Flax seed is high in fiber. Add to cereal or yogurt. Remember to drink plenty of water. | Source

Why I'm a Big Fan of Flax Seed

Heart disease runs in my family. When I met middle-age, head on, I decided to change my life-style, which wasn't all that healthy, to help avoid heart problems. My father's heart had failed him, leaving me devastated and lost.

After endless nights of dreaming that my own heart would suddenly stop beating, I realized I had to take responsibility for my heart health. So, I set up a strong walking program, put myself on a plant-based diet. I added wild salmon, and grass-fed, non GMO eggs to my weekly fare , and kept stress at bay.

Lately, I started adding small amounts of flax seed to my oatmeal and smoothies. I noticed a rise in my energy level. So now, on days when I'm low on energy, I make sure I include this nutritious seed in some of my recipes.

Flax seed helps the heart because it's high in omega-3 fatty acids. One tablespoon (7 grams) of ground flax seed contains 2 grams of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Low in calories, you're looking at only 37 calories..

If you decide to add flax seed to your diet, be sure to check with your doctor first. You don't want to end up with unpleasant side effects.

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Suit Your Taste

I like the fact that these healthy treats can be kept in the refrigerator for several days. They can be stored in the freezer for a few months as well. I simply slip a few into zip-lock baggies and eat them right out of the freezer.

This recipe may be modified to suit your taste. I've added coconut from time-to-time and I've also drizzled Carmel topping in the mix.

Oh, and don't forget to stir in a tablespoon or two of love. These nutritious wonders will taste even better.

© 2018 Audrey Hunt

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      Audrey Hunt 13 days ago from Nashville Tn.

      Rochelle

      I take Levothyroxine for low thyroid. I had no idea that flax seed should not be consumed. Why is this? Thank you.

      Peg Cole

      Thank you Peg for your nice comments. I so appreciate your support through the hub page years.

      Linda Lum

      Thanks for the thumbs up! So nice to hear that my photos grabbed your attention - I like that.

      Linda Crampton

      How did the chocolate balls turn out? Sure hope they were a winner for you. Thanks for stopping by.

      Eric

      I hope this recipe made a big hit...your sermons certainly do!

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      mckbirdbks 13 days ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hi Audrey - This looks fun and tasty.

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      Audrey Hunt 2 weeks ago from Nashville Tn.

      Jill Spencer

      Sounds like you follow a nutritional diet and good for you! I hope you enjoy this recipe and find it tasty as well as healthy. Thanks for stopping by.

      Hi Mar

      This recipe is fun to make. These chocolate balls don't last long in this house. So nice to see your beautiful face. Stay healthy my friend.

      Bill

      Has your lovely wife tried this recipe yet? Even you could whip this up :). Do hope you both enjoy this yummy, healthy treat.

      love,

      Audrey

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      Yves 2 weeks ago

      Sounds delicious, Audrey. Mayo clinic is my Go-To source for health information, so these treats must be good. Haven't tried Chia seeds, but I'm sure they're good. Anyway, I love crunchy peanut butter. Thanks for the recipe!

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      ShailaSheshadri 2 weeks ago from Bengaluru

      This surely looks like tasty and healthy as well. Yeah. ingredients are also chosen ones. I should try this once. Thanks for the recipe.

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      Peggy Woods 3 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

      These really sound good and healthful as well. Thanks for your recipe!

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      Audrey Hunt 3 weeks ago from Nashville Tn.

      Mary,

      These tasty treats are convenient when you're in a hurry. I have a good supply in my freezer. Thanks and enjoy!

      FlourishAnyway,

      Your father knows good nutrition. I've certainly noticed a difference in my energy levels when I include flax seed and chia seeds. Thanks so much.

      GlenR

      Concerning the sugar content: I use one half stevia and one half honey to reduce the sugar grams. You can also reduce the size of the balls. I do hope this works for you as they are so good. Thanks.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      This sounds delicious as well as nutritious! Thanks for adding the healthy seeds. I liked your combination of ingredients.

      Thank You for sharing the helpful pictures and the detailed instructions!

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      breakfastpop 3 weeks ago

      I look forward to whipping these up. Thank you!

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      Eric Dierker 3 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Great Stuff, on the menu for tomorrow.

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      Audrey Hunt 3 weeks ago from Nashville Tn.

      Dora,

      Yep! No cooking. And those chocolate chips do it for me too. In fact I add an entire extra handful when I make these treats.

      Glad you're going to give these a try. Thanks.

      Hi Linda,

      Peanut Butter and chocolate do it for me every time. I like "easy" when I whip up a dessert. I like "fast" too so this recipe is perfect for me. Sure hope you enjoy these delicious balls. Let me know.

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      Dora Weithers 3 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      No cooking? I just need the chocolate, so this is one my to-do list for next week, Good willing. Thanks for the recipe.

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      Linda Crampton 3 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. Your recipe looks delicious and sounds so easy to make. I'm planning to make some of the balls this weekend.

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      Linda Lum 3 weeks ago from Washington State, USA

      These look so good, and the fact that they are also good for you is a win-win. Great recipe, photos, and presentation. Thumbs up.

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      Peg Cole 3 weeks ago from Dallas, Texas

      These look delicious and easy to make. I used to make chocolate covered peanut butter balls for gifts at Christmas but they weren't nearly as healthy as these.

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      Rochelle Frank 3 weeks ago from California Gold Country

      They sound delicious but be careful of flax seed if you have thyroid deficiency.

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      Bill Holland 3 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      Chocolate and peanut butter: I admit, I'm an addict! LOL I for sure will try this, dear Audrey!

      love,

      bill

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      Maria Jordan 3 weeks ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Looks like just what the MD ordered, dear Audrey - thanks for sharing.

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      Jill Spencer 3 weeks ago from United States

      Thanks for sharing this. We incorporate flaxseed and flaxseed oil in our diet, too, per Johann Budwig's advice, but this looks like a healthy and tasty pick me up to add into the mix. I think my husband would really love. Thanks again! Best, Jill

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      GlenR 3 weeks ago from UK

      I'm surprised that this treat is relatively low fat. It looks very tasty, and I have chia and flax seeds in the cupboard so might whip some up. Though I am concerned about the self-discipline that will be required - 9g of sugar is a large chunk of a woman's 24g RDA.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 weeks ago from USA

      My father is a huge advocate of flax seed and chia seeds as well. Thanks for this recipe!

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      Mary Norton 3 weeks ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is something I can easily do and it is great that it can be stored in the freezer. With all those healthy ingredients, time to get going.

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