Easy No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Balls Recipe (6 Ingredients, 15 Minutes) by Ann Marie Patitucci

Easy No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Balls Recipe (6 Ingredients, 15 Minutes)

Craving something sweet but don't want to take on a big baking project? What if I told you that you could make sweet chocolate oatmeal balls with just six ingredients and 15 minutes – with no oven required? It's true!

Some of us love an opportunity not to use our ovens in the summer (or anytime). And, who doesn't love a good no-bake recipe? This no-bake chocolate oatmeal balls recipe is one of the easiest and tastiest ones I’ve come across. One of the things I appreciate about this fun snack recipe is that it’s peanut-free. So you don’t have to worry about kids with peanut allergies, and if you skip the optional nuts, it can be entirely nut-free!

Here's what you need to make these simple gluten-free chocolate oatmeal balls: quick-cooking oats, vanilla extract, granulated sugar, butter, evaporated milk and unsweetened cocoa powder. The chopped nuts and pinch of salt are optional. Serve these low-sodium treats as a fun snack anytime of day or even for dessert with a cup of tea. So easy and delish!

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 36


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Recipe Notes

  • The number of balls will depend on the size of the balls you form.
  • You can use your favorite nuts in this recipe or no nuts at all. 
  • Oats are naturally gluten-free, but to be sure these balls are gluten-free, use gluten-free oats.
  • Store the balls in an airtight container to keep them fresher longer.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, vanilla and salt, if using. Stir in nuts, if using.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, butter, evaporated milk and cocoa. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in oat mixture.
  3. Use teaspoonfuls of the mixture to form into balls. Drop balls onto wax paper on a baking sheet or a large plate. Allow to cool before serving.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 65

Total Fat: 1.8g

Saturated Fat: 0.9g

Cholesterol: 3mg

Sodium: 10mg

Total Carbohydrate: 11.5g

Dietary Fiber: 0.9g

Total Sugars: 5.8g

Protein: 1.3g

Vitamin D: 1mcg

Calcium: 9mg

Iron: 0mg

Potassium: 39mg

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Donna John
Yum! I love no-bake recipes, too. So easy.
Elisa Schmitz
So quick and delish. Fantastic snack or dessert idea, Ann Marie G.H. Patitucci ! #yum
No bake is ideal for warm weather.

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