simple student recipe: peanut butter snack balls

These snack balls are so easy to make and perfect as a study snack! They taste deliciously sweet because of the honey and chocolate, but they’re also really filling because of the oats, nuts and chia seeds. They’re also so easy to customise with whatever else you want to add in (I’ve listed some ideas below).

Serves: I can’t really give any quantities for this recipe – you just need to add different amounts of each ingredient until you have a mixture that you like. The two times I’ve made this I’ve made 20-25 snack balls.

Time: 15 minutes

Equipment needed: microwave, mixing bowl and spoon, tupperware

Ingredients: peanut butter (crunchy is best!), oats, chocolate chips, honey, chia seeds

Some more ideas: chopped raspberries, cherries, raisins, prunes or dates, chopped nuts, desiccated coconut flakes, any other types of seeds, even protein powder if that’s your thing!


Melt a few tablespoons of peanut butter in the microwave. It’ll only need a minute. You can skip this if you can’t be bothered, but it does make the mixture easier to stir together.


Add in all the other ingredients, stir together, and add in more of each as you see fit.



Chill the mixture in the fridge for about three minutes to make it a little firmer.

Then, shape the mixture into little balls by rolling it between your hands (it does get a bit messy!) It’s up to you whether you want less snack balls that are bigger, or more that are smaller.

Once you’ve rolled all the balls, you can stick them back in the fridge, and eat them whenever you like!


As you can see, they make a great little library snack with a bit of fruit!



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