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July 27, 2009

No Bake Oatmeal Cookie Balls

I love sweets, but I'm no baker. When I saw the recipe on Taste and Tell for No Bake Oatmeal Cookie Balls, it was a no brainer. Oats, chocolate, peanut butter, and no oven involved?! Yes please!

No Bake Oatmeal Cookie Balls

2 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup white sugar
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp water
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 tbsp peanut butter
1 cup confectioners' sugar

In a large bowl, combine oats, sugar, and cocoa. With clean hands, mix in the water, vanilla, butter, and peanut butter to form a dough.

Wash hands, then roll the dough into balls 1 to 2 inches in diameter. Roll balls in confectioners' sugar until thickly coated.

Chill 20 minutes before serving.


  1. I'm so glad you made these and liked them!!

  2. Do you think these would be okay without the cocoa powder? I have everything else and want to make these without having to make a trip to the store.
    Unless I have to.
    In which case I will.

  3. Hi Toni -- I've never tried them without the chocolate, but I'd be interested to hear how they tasted if you decide to try it. I bought cocoa powder for this recipe specifically and since then it's popped up in a few other dessert recipes and it's actually getting pretty good use from my pantry. (Not to mention these cookies specifically are awesome when you have a sweet tooth that needs satisfying in 15 minutes flat).

  4. I tried these tonight without the cocoa powder and with only a half cup of sugar. They definitely satisfied the sweet tooth for sure. I also cut back on the butter a bit so they weren't as easy to manipulate into balls, but I don't think I'll need sugar again for two weeks.

    Thanks for the info about bulgar! I'm going to try to get some this week.