No-Bake Granola Balls Recipe

Need an easy snack idea for the kiddos? It can’t get any easier than these No-Bake Granola Balls!

They are the perfect size for kids to snack on and it is good for them!

No Bake Granola Balls

“MOM, I’m Hungry. MOM, I’m Starving.” I hear these phrases several times a day lately.

I have a growing boy on my hands. Trying to decide what to give him for a snack can be interesting.

Sometimes he wants fruit and other times he wants junk food. I have been trying to limit the amount of junk food we have so when I heard about No-Bake Granola Balls, I had to try these out.

I made ours with dark chocolate chips. A great way to get your chocolate fix without overdoing it.

These are the perfect blend of sweetness and granola. These make the perfect snack to chase away the hunger.

The best part about these granola balls, they are SUPER easy to make! Basically, mix all your ingredients together.

Chill, and form into balls. Easy Peasy! With 2 boys, these are perfect. I can get them done quickly.

No Bake Granola Balls

The best part about these, the kids have no idea how healthy these snacks are. Trust me, your kids will love them.

No-Bake Granola Balls Recipe

An easy snack perfect for the kids (and adults too)!

No-Bake Granola Balls Recipe

Easy snack time recipe that is perfect for fight hunger.
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No Bake Granola Balls
Prep Time:15 minutes
Chill Time:30 minutes
Total Time:45 minutes


  • 1 cup Dry Old-Fashioned Oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup ground Flax Seed
  • 1/2 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract


  • Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Cover and Chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.
  • Roll the mixture into balls. I used a tablespoon to scoop out the mixture to roll into balls.


Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 0.1mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 15 granola balls
Calories: 177kcal
Author: Midwestern Moms

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  1. These are a great idea! So easy and look like a yummy and healthy snack. Thanks for sharing! I’m a newer food blogger and found you on a link party. I’ve followed your social sites and hope we can connect on those. Can’t wait to read more of your blog. Becky

    1. Thanks for stopping by. I will check out your blog.

  2. Kristen Kelly says:

    Sounds good! I love recipes that are no bake and ready to eat quickly!

    1. Yes it is! They have no clue how good they are for them. They just know it is super yummy!

  3. Mmmmm…these look great! And so easy to do. Pinning!

  4. These look delicious! A perfect one bite way to satisfy the hungry horrors that hit mid afternoon.

    So glad I found you on Wow Me Wednesday! :)

    1. They are a perfect snack. Thanks! for stopping by.

  5. These look so good! What a great healthy snack idea! I love all the ingredients you added in there, I really need to give this a try sometime. I use oats in a lot of things, and love this quick snack idea! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  6. Nikki Frank-Hamilton says:

    These look incredible! But even better, as long as I find gluten free oats this is a snack that I can have too. I am always looking for snacks that I can take with me as it is not easy to find gluten free snacks on the go! Pinning!

  7. I love how much flax you’ve put in these! Great way to get some omega 3 into our kids’ diets :) I need to make these, my kids are always whinging too…”what can I eat? I’m hungry…” arghh you only ate 5 minutes ago! Ha :)

    1. I hear I’m Hungry many times a day. My son is 3 and he loves them. In fact, I need to make more. We are all out now.

  8. Looks good! I’ll have to try these!

  9. Your No Bake Granola Balls look awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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