Chocolate Covered Trail Mix Peanut Butter Balls

BY : PUBLISHED : March 15th, 2021 UPDATED: November 22nd, 2021

We are always looking for delicious and nutritious homemade snack options, something we can prepare in advance to keep us full and energized throughout the day. These amazing Chocolate Covered Trail Mix Peanut Butter Balls are pretty high at the top of our list, we think you’ll be looking forward to snack time every day.

Snack + Treat

This amazing trail mix balls recipe is the double whammy of plant-based snacks. They not only serve as the perfect snack when energy is running low but also as a fantastic treat whenever those 4 pm sweet cravings hit. The good news is, the ingredients are mostly healthy and nutritious and (extremely) kid-friendly! We are sure the little ones would be thrilled to help out preparing these delicious treats/snacks. And if you don’t love the part of the recipe that’s dipping in chocolate, then you can also keep it simple using this recipe.

If you’re a “hummus and veggies” snack regular but are looking for a change, these Chocolate Covered Trail Mix Peanut Butter Balls have arrived in your life at the right time. Give them a try and let us know if they have become a game-changer.

Chocolate covered peanut butter trail mix balls on a white platter.

Anything Goes

One of the many reasons we adore these trail mix bites is how versatile they are and since we probably all enjoy trail mixes with very different components, we can feel free to switch things up. The mix of oats, nuts, and dried fruit is what we need to focus on and that can vary greatly depending on your taste.

For example, instead of walnuts you can add chopped almonds, or swap the raisins for dried cranberries and the peanut butter for almond butter. You get the drill, feel free to swap away and experiment with this Chocolate Covered Trail Mix Recipe.

Make sure to share your trail mix ball creations with us! We’d love to see!

Other easy dessert recipes:

Recommended Equipment:

  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • My favorite knives
  • Large bowl
  • Silicone Mats
  • Double Boiler
  • Medium Saucepan
  • Medium Bowl
  • Spatula

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Chocolate Covered Trail Mix Peanut Butter Balls

Toni Okamoto
These small but mighty Chocolate Covered Trail Mix Peanut Butter Balls are an amazing snack option when you need a boost! Play around with the decorations!
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6 to 8 servings
Calories 551 kcal


  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons of favorite chopped nuts or seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut shreds optional
  • 1 package of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Sprinkles or finely chopped nuts optional


  •  Add all the old-fashioned rolled oats, creamy peanut butter, ¼ cup raisins, chopped nuts or seeds, and coconut shreds (if using) to a large bowl. Using your hands, mix together thoroughly.
  • Roll the mixture into small balls with your hands, making each about the size of a tablespoon. Place the balls on a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  • Put the baking sheet into the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • After the trail mix balls are removed from the freezer, melt the chocolate in the microwave or double boiler and stir until smooth. Dip each ball into the melted chocolate until completely covered, and place them back on the baking sheet. If using, add sprinkles or finely chopped nuts on top of the melted chocolate.
  • Eat immediately, and store any remaining Trail Mix Peanut Butter Balls in an airtight storage container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.



Calories: 551kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 11gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 107mgPotassium: 580mgFiber: 8gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 29IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 5mg
Keyword chocolate balls, energy balls, healthy snack, kids snack, snacks, trail mix, trail mix balls, vegan chocolate, vegan snack
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"They say you are what you eat, so I strive to be healthy.
My goal in life is not to be rich or wealthy,
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we got to start taking better care of ourselves " - Dead Prez

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