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If you’re looking for a filling a satisfying WW snack idea to beat cravings, these Weight Watchers peanut butter protein bites are the perfect solution. Everyone can snack on these chewy, chocolatey, delicious granola bites.

Making Weight Watchers granola bites checks a couple of boxes on my meal prep and planning list. I can whip these up as snacks for the family, a mid day energy boosting Weight Watchers snack for me, or a quick breakfast on the go.

Since these granola bites are made with oats and peanut butter, I get a filling snack that squashes my sweet tooth cravings.

Another pin for the finished no bake cookie bites.

This recipe is so easy to customize–You can incorporate your family’s favorite add-ins like flax seed, chia seeds, raisins, cranberries–just make sure to re-calculate the points for your snack.

Ingredients in these no bake protein bites:

Making these no bake cookies is easier than you think! You’ll need just a few wholesome ingredients that I’ll list below. You can find the exact amounts of each in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • Oats
  • Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Coconut Flakes
  • Peanut Butter
  • Honey
  • Vanilla

Here are some things that you can consider adding to your recipe to make these delicious Weight Watchers “cookies” even more flavorful, and packed with nutrition!

  • Protein Powder
  • Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chips
  • Almond Butter
  • Nut Butter (of your choice)
  • Extra Coconut
  • Chia Seeds
  • Flax Seeds

How to make Weight Watchers Peanut Butter Protein Bites:

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, chocolate chips, and coconut.
  2. Add the peanut butter, honey, and vanilla. Mix well until evenly combined. I prefer using a stand mixer with this recipe because it seems to make the balls easier to roll out and stick together.
  3. Chill mixture in the refrigerator for an hour, then roll out balls about an inch in diameter. Be sure to add your extra peanut butter and/or honey in small amounts. I usually just set aside a 1/2 cup total so I know I have more liquid ingredients if needed to make the batter more or less sticky.
  4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
A view of the finished no bake cookies in a bowl.

Tips for making Weight Watchers Bites:

  • Depending on your peanut butter, the mixture might be a little dry or a little moist. Just add a little more peanut butter, honey, or oats to the mix–depending on what you need. I’ve found that thinner peanut butter like the Kirkland Organic Creamy that we buy from Costco works best because it’s so thin.
  • If you are using a nut butter of your choice you might want to make sure it is room temperature. When you go to stir in the oats if the nut butter is too stiff it will be tough!
  • I think that using mini chocolate chips helps these granola bites stick together better than using the regular chocolate chips–especially if you’re going to make 40 balls out of one batch. If you are using the larger ones you can always give them a quick run in the food processor to make them into smaller chunks! I’d totally do this if I only had the large ones on hand.
  • Swap out your add-ins, but don’t forget to re-calculate your Weight Watchers points for any changes you make to these energy bites. Old fashioned oats work best but you can use the quick oats if that is what you have on hand.
  • If you can’t make balls and are over trying to make it work, take a peek at this post to see how we form and cut our granola bars–you can easily make bars instead. Honestly the protein ball recipes can be made into any shape and you will still have the same benefits without spending 30 minutes fighting with the batter. Sometimes it just doesn’t come together properly so matter how much you try.
One protein bite being held up to the camera.

What are the Weight Watchers Points for this recipe?

With the ingredients as listed in the card below (without any extra peanut butter or honey to make the batter stiffer / stickier) this recipe makes 40 balls that are about 1 inch in diameter. Each one is 3 Blue Plan Points | 3 Green Plan Points | 2 Purple Plan Points.

The points for the new 2022/2023 points plan is 5

It’s a nice little sweet treat that I can feel good about. There are wholesome ingredients, the points are low enough that I don’t have to make a “sacrifice” to enjoy these protein bites, and fat is coming from a healthy source that I know is balance with protein.

Family friendly no bake cookie

These are family friendly no bake cookies for Weight Watchers. They’re protein bites but they eat like a little cookie, they are just the perfect amount of sweet and chewy. The whole family enjoys these. I usually prep a batch on a Sunday night and then I have some for everyone to enjoy all week long.

I would much rather have my kids and family eating these Weight Watchers cookies than another more processed snack that contains all kinds of mystery ingredients and loads more calories and fat.

More Weight Watchers desserts:

You can enjoy dessert recipes without going crazy trying to save up points and use your weeklies. I like when I can work dessert recipes into my meal plan without having to try too hard and after you try these…you will too!

If you’re looking for more delicious Weight Watcher recipes, try these tonight:

One protein bite being held up to the camera.
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Weight Watchers Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Created by: Becca Ludlum
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill & Roll 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 40 Pieces
These Weight Watchers Peanut Butter Protein Balls are a healthy Weight Watchers snack idea! Weight Watchers Granola Bites are a filling peanut butter protein ball recipe that is super easy to customize with your favorite add-ins–chocolate chips, raisins, cranberries, flax seed, and more. 


  • Mixing Bowls


  • 2 cups oats quick oats
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup coconut flakes unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • In a large bowl, mix together the oats, chocolate chips, and coconut. 
  • Add the peanut butter, honey, and vanilla. Mix well until evenly combined. I prefer to use my stand mixer or a hand mixer for this–stirring by hand never seems to incorporate all of the ingredients well enough for me. 
  • Chill mixture in the refrigerator for an hour, then roll out balls about an inch in diameter. Keeping the mixture in the fridge before rolling helps them to roll easier. 
  • Store in an airtight container–I prefer the refrigerator! 



  • Sometimes I use a bit more peanut butter and honey to help the balls stick together. I add about 1/4 cup peanut butter and 1/8 cup honey to what’s listed above. You could also form the balls into bars instead – I explain how to do this easily in my Healthy Granola Bar post.
  • With the ingredients as listed (without any extra peanut butter or honey to make the batter stiffer / stickier) this recipe makes 40 balls that are about 1 inch in diameter. Each one is 3 Blue Plan Points | 3 Green Plan Points | 2 Purple Plan Points. assuming you make 40 small balls per batch. 2022/2023 Points: 5


Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Ooh real ingredients!!

  2. hello Becca, just wondering if i add in the extra honey and peanut butter, will that change the points for each ball?
    thank you.

    1. You’ll have to count that depending on how much extra you use of each. :)

  3. Iola Zinn says:

    Allergic to peanuts, can I use another but butter?

  4. Carolyn Parker says:

    Hi, this looks great! One question… on the video, you use (vanilla) protein powder, but that isn’t in the recipe. how much WW Vanilla protein powder would you use and would that affect the quantities for the rest of the recipe or number of points? Thank you!

    1. I didn’t include the optional ingredients :)

      It completely depends on the kind of powder you use – I’d calculate the new points in the app.

  5. 4 stars
    So, how many of these can you eat in a sitting?

    1. How many can I? Or should I? :) If you’re asking about serving size, all of the information you need is in the recipe at the bottom, including how big to make them and the points calculation!

  6. I can’t have coconut what would you suggest instead?

    1. Brenda, you can leave the coconut right out of these!

  7. Josephine says:

    I wanted to make these for my daughter and son-in-law but he is very allergic to honey. What would you suggest for a replacement? Some have said try maple syrup. What are your thoughts??? Many thanks!!

    1. Sara Anderson says:

      Hi Josephine,
      I have not tried this recipe with maple syrup. My concern would be that maple syrup is thinner than honey and might not hold the balls together as well. If you do end up trying it out, I’d love to hear how it goes!

  8. Carol Edmisten says:

    What are your thoughts on using cocoa powder instead of chocolate chips? Thanks!

  9. 5 stars
    Made these with PB2 instead of peanut butter. They were fantastic! Added in some hemp powder and flax and chia seeds. My kids even liked them. Thanks for thur recipe!

    1. Nicole Adamic says:

      How much would the points be with using PB2 powder?

      1. Hi Nicole, you’d have to recalculate for your specific plan using the WW calculator.

  10. Nicole Adamic says:

    Okay, thank you!

  11. Anonymous says:

    5 stars
    Delicious!!! Turned out great.

  12. Zenda Adair says:

    4 stars
    These are a great go snack!

  13. Could you freeze these?

  14. Can I leave out or sub the coconut?

    1. Absolutely! Leave it out if you don’t care for coconut :)

  15. 5 stars
    Could you swap the oatmeal for Rice Krispies?? Would that change the points.

    Thanks! 🥰

    1. Hi Joanna, I’m not sure–I’d check the points calculator. I haven’t tried it with rice krispies :)

  16. Megan Young says:

    I was wondering how many calories are in each ball and the serving weight

    1. Sara Anderson says:

      The recipe makes 40 1-inch balls. Each ball is 64 calories but I’m not sure on the serving weight. :)

  17. Can I try these with old fashioned oats instead of quick oats?

    1. Sara Anderson says:

      Old fashioned oats should work just fine :)

  18. I want to make these for a quick breakfast to eat at my desk at work. If I wanted to make these as bars instead, would that work? Would I just press then into a pan and refrigerate and then just cut into bars?

    1. Sara Anderson says:

      That should definitely work!

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