“No-Bake” Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Balls

These easy-to-make, no-bake, gluten free, eggless, peanut butter, chocolate chip balls are delicious energy bites that you won't want to stop eating.  #easyrecipe #nobake #chocolate #peanutbutter

Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen is back with us today with this wonderful, quick and easy “No Bake” cookie!

Janelle writes:

Oh wow, wow, wow, wow. I am so excited to share this recipe with you!!!!

Recently, I was the recipient of a delicious {and very heart warming} meal ministry….the sender gave me a dessert labeled “Monster Cookies”{It was a secret recipe- bummer!}.

Well, I knew I couldn’t live a day without trying to figure out how to recreate these amazing little masterpieces of awesomeness.

So, here is my best effort- boy, are these gooooooooood.

A sweet friend of mine came over {who will remain nameless -she made me promise} after I made these and had 3..or 4? Oh, who counted? I could have eaten the entire plate! haha!

Anyways- make these, they’re good…really, really good. I love them. Make them for me.

* Naturally gluten-free.

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In a medium sized mixing bowl add your oats, 5 Tbsp of peanut butter {save 2 Tbsp}, vanilla and salt. Set aside.

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In a medium sauce pan bring brown sugar, milk, and butter to a simmer for about 3-4 mins- whisking so it doesn’t burn.

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Pour hot mixture over dry mixture and stir well. Then, add in the remaining 2 Tbsp of peanut butter. Stir well again.

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Place in the refrigerator for 1 hour until cooled and firm.

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Add 1 cup of chocolate chips, mix with hands and shape into balls.

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I can’t explain how good these are, you’re just going to have to try them yourself 😉

“No-Bake” Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Balls

Prep time:10 mins
Cook time:4 mins
Total time:14 mins

4½ cups old fashioned oats
7 Tbsp of Peanut butter {divided 5 and 2}
2 tsp vanilla
½ tsp salt
3 cups brown sugar
¾ cup milk
½ cup butter
1 cup of chocolate chips

– In a medium sized bowl add oats, 5 Tbsp peanut butter, salt and vanilla. Set aside.
– In a medium sauce pan bring to a simmer your brown sugar, milk and butter. Let simmer for 3-4 mins-whisk every 30 seconds so the bottom doesn’t burn.
– Add hot mixture to your oat mixture. Stir well. Add the remaining 2 Tbsp of peanut butter and stir well again.
– Place bowl in refrigerator for 1 hour to let cool and firm up.
– Add 1 cup of chocolate chips, mix with hands and roll into balls.


speakerJanelle Nehrenz

*Janelle is a woman who is dependent upon Jesus, a mom, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and an advocate for meal ministry. You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals, and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog. You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com.


  1. These look amazing great for my daughter’s cowboy day coming up. Do they need to be refrigerated after making?

  2. These look good,I have been making a version i found on Pintrest that are cocoa based , such a good snack and healthy.Thanks for sharing

  3. I made these a few days ago and they are so good. Much easier than baking in the oven. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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