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Oatmeal Cookie Dough Balls

  • Author: purelykaylie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 balls 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Oatmeal cookie dough balls are one of the best healthy no bake snacks! These energy balls are vegan, gluten-free, and a delicious guilt-free dessert. Made with pantry staples like dates, oats, peanut butter, and chocolate chips. It’s an easy 10 minute recipe that is reminiscent of edible cookie dough!


  • 1.5 cups rolled oats
  • 11 large medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (or nut butter of choice)
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips 


  1. Add rolled oats, pitted medjool dates, peanut butter, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and salt to a food processor. Process until a sticky, pinchable dough is formed. 
  2. Transfer oatmeal cookie dough to a large bowl. Pour mini chocolate chips over the dough. Use clean hands to fold the chocolate chips into the dough. 
  3. Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to scoop the dough into 12 rounds. Roll the dough into evenly formed balls. Enjoy! 


  • Use soft dates, if possible. If your dates are super dry and hard, you can soak them in warm water for 5 minutes. After, drain the water and pat the dates completely dry with a paper towel. Proceed with the recipe. 
  • Use large medjool dates. If your medjool dates are on the smaller end, you may need to use 1-2 additional dates in order to create a sticky dough. 
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Do not refrigerate; the balls dry out if you refrigerate them (due to the oats).  


  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 203 calories
  • Sugar: 22.5g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 33g
  • Fiber: 3.5g
  • Protein: 5g

Keywords: oatmeal cookie dough balls, oatmeal energy balls, edible oatmeal cookie dough