Look Again: Quinoa Peanut Butter Snack Balls

These Quinoa Peanut Butter Snack Balls are easy to make with only 4 ingredients. This is a vegan and gluten-free snack recipe. If your kids won't eat quinoa, give this recipe a try and you might change their mind!

Quinoa is the star of these naturally gluten-free and vegan snack balls.  They boast almost 1.5 grams of protein with only 36 calories each and less than 1 gram of sugar.  

  • Author: Healthy Happy Mama
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 20 balls 1x



1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed well

1 cup water

1/4 cup natural peanut butter

2 teaspoons maple syrup

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon blackstrap molasses

pinch of sea salt


In a small saucepan, combine the quinoa and water.  Bring it to a boil, stir once, and cover the pot.  Reduce the heat a bit and allow to simmer until all the water is absorbed, about 10-15 minutes.

Once the quinoa is cooked, allow it to cool a bit.  Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well.  Form the mixture into 1″ balls and place them onto a tray or plate.  Place them in the freezer for about 30 minutes to firm.  Keep stored in the refrigerator. Enjoy!