I saw a great recipe for these no-bake peanut butter balls last week and shared them with my sister online. I planned on getting the ingredients to make them the next time we went to the commissary.
Somehow, I forgot to bookmark or “pin” the link, so when I had the ingredients I couldn’t find the recipe! I found one that called for crushed up graham crackers but that didn’t sound appealing to me.
So I tried to remember the amounts and came up with my own version.
- 2 cups oatmeal
- 1 cup natural peanut butter (I used creamy)
- 2-3 TB honey
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
Combine oats, coconut, and chocolate chips in a bowl. Add the honey and peanut butter and stir until combined. You might need to add more honey and peanut butter if the mixture is too dry.
The original recipe calls for you to chill the mixture in the fridge. I forgot that part and just squished them into balls and then chilled them overnight. I coated my hands with some coconut oil to prevent the peanut butter from getting all over.
No baking is required! I love recipes that are easy like that. You just chill and eat. The kids loved them for breakfast (as a special treat) and my hubby likes them as a nighttime snack.
I didn’t use as much honey because the commissary only had sweetened coconut. If you use unsweetened coconut flakes you might want to increase the amount of honey.
I didn’t add ground flax seed because I forgot about that. To be honest, I probably wouldn’t have included anyway.
They would make great treats to bring to parties or for a holiday cookie tray.