Oatmeal Raisin Energy Balls are satisfying bites of goodness. They’re full of healthy ingredients and are perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up, lunch box treats or after school snacks. No excuses, this treat is made in just minutes!
These Oatmeal Raisin Energy Balls as so quick to make and perfect for lunch box or after-school treats for your kids. I shaped them into fun balls that my boys would be more apt to eat.
They both like California raisins, oatmeal, and peanut butter so I knew these would be a winner. I love California Raisins because they are an all-natural, dried-by-the-sun fruit you can feel good about sending with your kids as they head back to school or offered as an after-school snack. They’re also convenient and portable.
Oatmeal Raisin Energy Balls
California Raisins are a great choice for wholesome, healthy, on-the-go snacking. They are a great value, too! According to the USDA, raisins are the most economical dried fruit. California Raisins are naturally sweet. With California Raisins, the nutrition label tells a great story: Zero fat, no cholesterol, and no added sugar. Plus, raisins offer 9% of your daily fiber and potassium and 6% of your daily iron. (per quarter-cup serving) These are all great reasons I try to get raisins into my growing 9 and 12-year-olds!
You can make Oatmeal Raisin Energy Balls in just a matter of minutes! Throw all the ingredients in a mixer and let it do the work. I shaped mine into balls because I thought it was more fun for the boys.
If you prefer making bars out of the mixture, line an 8×8 inch pan with aluminum foil and press the mixture into it. You can then simply cut them into bars to serve. Making bars takes even less time than rolling out the balls if you’re short on time.
I refrigerated the balls for a couple of hours with just makes them less sticky when serving, it’s totally fine to skip this part.
Oatmeal Raisin Energy Balls
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- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 3 tablespoon honey
- 3 tablespoon ground flax seed
- 1/3 cup California raisins
- 1/4 cup almonds chopped small
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Add all ingredients to the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix on low until well combined and all ingredients are distributed evenly.
- Dip into 1 tablespoon servings and roll into balls.
- Serve as is or refrigerate for an hour.
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Great recipe! We love the change up from our regular chocolate chip and peanut butter!!
Totally tasty and guilt free snack. I love these oatmeal raisin balls.
Shelby Stover says
Love how easily these come together!
Kimberly VanSlambrouck says
They look delicious! I plan on making some this weekend. I might even make another batch replacing the raisins with semi-sweet chocolate chips. Thanks for the recipe!
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life says
I’ve been meaning to try something like this for a quick snack that the kids can grab on the go! Your recipe looks wonderful! One of my boys loves oatmeals and raisins so these are perfect! Thanks Paula! Hope you had a great weekend!
Claire @ A Little Claireification says
These look so good – after 7 days vacation and WAY to much good food, I need some healthy snacks up in here!! Pinned!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
These are fantastic Paula! They’re perfect to have on hand for a quick and healthy snack or to take on the go! My son is such a sucker for raisins too so I know these will be a big hit! Pinning and can’t wait to bake them 🙂
Thanks so much, Kelly! I just love how simple and tasty they are!
I need some of these in my top right desk drawer at work to get me through the rest of the afternoon!
Afternoons are my weak point too Deb!
Julie @ This Gal Cooks says
Mmm. I need to make some of these to take to work to snack on! Because the last two days, I snacked on birthday cake. Haha! Great recipe, Paula!
oh, I snack on cake wayyyyyyy too much 🙂 but these really are so good. Slightly sweet enough to satisfy my sweet tooth. Thanks Julie!
Lisa @ Cooking with Curls says
I love fast snacks!!
Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama says
I love these, Paula! And just 20 minutes to make?? Yes! 🙂 These would be perfect for me to make for my son to have for cross country practices and meets. Pinned.