When you want a really quick dessert or snack but don’t want to do any baking, whip up these easy no-bake cookie balls. They are perfect for sack lunches or when you are craving something sweet.
Easy No-Bake Cookie Balls
You know those cravings you get? The ones where you just want something sweet? These no-bake cookie balls will fix that craving without any cooking at all. And since they are made with whole ingredients, they are better for you than boxed cookies.
Another fantastic thing about this recipe is how versatile it is. You can add your favorite candies to it or make it even healthier and don’t add any extra candy at all.
The entire recipe is at the bottom of this post. But here is some helpful information first.
This recipe only has a few basic ingredients.
- Peanut Butter
- Vanilla Extract
- Chia Seeds
Are these the same thing as energy bites?
Yes, as you are browsing Pinterest you might run into no-bake cookie balls that are also called “energy bites.” These are basically the same thing, but with a few different ingredients.
Shape Them As Cookies
You can also shape them into cookie shapes too. The round shapes are fun and they look really cute in a lunch box. But feel free to be creative and cut them into different shapes.
There are lots of reasons to try and find a substitute for honey. Maybe you are allergic, or maybe you are trying to save money. Here are some other sweetener ideas you can use instead of honey. If you are going to use something else, add a little bit at a time and taste it to see how it tastes.
- Granulated sugar
- Brown Sugar
- Monkfruit Extract (if you are eating Keto this is a great option)
- Agave syrup
Other Candy Mix-in Ideas
Here are some other things you can mix into the cookie balls for some other flavors and varieties. Be creative and add your favorite candies too.
- Chocolate chips
- Dried fruit
- Finely chopped nuts
- Peanut Butter chips
- Reese’s Pieces
How to Make Allergy-Friendly No-Bake Cookie Balls
One of the main ingredients in this recipe is peanut butter. If you have a peanut allergy, then the best replacement is sunbutter. It is made from sunflower seeds. It has the same texture and a rich and creamy flavor.
No Bake Cookie Balls
These bite-sized no bake cookie balls are perfect for school lunches or for an easy snack.
- 4 cups oats
- 8 tbsp honey
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 4 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 tsp chia seeds
- 1 cup M&Ms
- Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Roll the mixture into small balls.
- Store in the refrigerator for up a 2 weeks.
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