Chocolate Peanut butter oat bites that are creamy, chewy, crunchy and nutty. These bite-sized treats are the perfect pre-workout, afternoon pick-me-up or after school snack. All you need is a few simple ingredients mixed together, finish by adding a layer of melted dark chocolate and voila! You have the best quick-bite snack ever.

You can also turn these bites into delicious dark chocolate peanut butter dough CUPS!

If you love peanut butter and chocolate together, you need to give this simple recipe a try. It is bursting with flavors and will keep you satisfied.

You have the creamy peanut butter mixed with crunchy and chewy rolled oats, sweetened by maple syrup only, topped with a layer of dark chocolate. Trust me, you will want to make double the batches and add it to your freezer snack stash.

Ingredients For Peanut Butter Oat Bites

Peanut Butter: You can use any peanut butter you have in your pantry or fridge. You can even substitute sun butter here if you are unable to eat nut butters.

Honey or Maple Syrup: Maple syrup keeps this recipe natural sweetened AND vegan. If you prefer honey or that is what you have access to, you can totally use it. Both options are sweet and add help bind the oats in this recipe together so well.

Rolled Oats: You NEED to use rolled oats in this recipe, NOT cracked oats. Cracked oats are too fine and will make it a huge mess when trying to roll your peanut butter balls together. Rolled oats are the best for the recipe.

Chia or Flax seeds: This is a great way to get in some extra goodness to your peanut butter balls. You can omit this part if you do not have or do not like chia or flax seeds.

Dark Chocolate Chips: These lend the best crunch and sweetness to your peanut butter balls. Obviously, they are optional if you do not wish to have chocolate in your bites but as for me, I can never turn down some good ol’ dark chocolate!

Milk of Choice: You can use cow milk or nut milk in this recipe if you are keeping it plant-based. However, this ingredient is only needed if you are finding your dough a bit too dry or crumbly.

How to Make No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Bites

Turn Your Peanut Butter Bites Into Fun Shapes

You can turn these peanut butter bites into cups, cubes, balls if you want to try a fun spin on a classic.

To make peanut butter cups, you will press them into a silicone muffin tray. You can get about 9 cups from this recipe.

Once the mixture is pressed nice and compact into your cups, melt 2/3 cup of your dark chocolate chips with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and drizzle that on top of each peanut butter cup.

For cubes, you can use a silicone ice cube tray (the big cubes), and press the mixture into the tray. Then freeze for at least an hour. Pop them out of the tray then cover in melted chocolate.

You can sprinkle the top with sea salt if you love that sweet and salty combo like I do before popping in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.

You will LOVE how easy and fun these peanut butter oat cups are.

How to Store Your Peanut Butter Bites

You can easily eat the majority of these delicious peanut butter bites in a day BUT, you can store these in an airtight container in the fridge for a week or you can pop them in the freezer and eat them whenever you need a little on the go snack.

Simply set out the amount of frozen peanut butter bites you’d like to enjoy the morning of or night before and allow them to come to room temperature. There is no need to microwave these bites, just let them thaw on their own.

If you love this no bake peanut butter oat bites recipe, check out my No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Balls or my Chunky Monkey Protein Balls!

Get the recipe:Peanut Butter Oat Cups {4 Ingredients}

These pantry friendly 4-ingredient no-bake peanut butter oatmeal bites are so quick easy and make a satisfying and filling snack.
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  • 1 heaping cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, smooth
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1-2 tbsp ground flax seeds and/or chia seeds, optional **
  • 2- 3 tbsp nut milk or other liquid of choice, optional
  • 2/3 cup dark chocolate , bars or chips


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine peanut butter* and maple syrup. Whisk until smooth.
  • Add in rolled oats, ground flax seeds and/or chia seeds if using any. Mix together using a spatula or fork, until well combined
  • The texture should be a little bit sticky. Add 2 – 3 tablespoons of nut milk if the dough is too dry or crumbly.
  • Divide them into 9 muffin cups. Press them down.
  • Melt the dark chocolate with 2 tbsp of peanut butter.
  • Pour and spread the melted chocolate mixture on top of the peanut butter oatmeal dough. Sprinkle extra sea salt on top if desired.
  • Freeze for at least 30 minutes. Pop them peanut butter oat bites out of the muffin tray. Enjoy!


  1. *Use smooth and preferably drizzly peanut butter. If the peanut butter has been refrigerated or very thick, mix it with maple syrup/honey and microwave it for 15 – 20 secs or until smooth.
  2. * Mixing melted chocolate with nut butter can reduce cracking once the chocolate solidifies. 
  3. ** The ground flax seeds and chia seeds both absorb liquid. If the dough gets too dry or crumbly, add additional 2 -3 tablespoons of nut milk.
Serving: 1g, Calories: 167kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 75mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 8g

The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.