No Bake Coconut Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls are so healthy to make and so easy too! Using wholesome ingredients, these balls pack an energy punch any time of the day!
I found this recipe while scrolling through Pinterest one day, and they looked so delicious, I was tempted to make them immediately, but on that particular day, I really didn’t have the time. The original recipe was inspired by Beaming Baker, but of course, in true Lord Byron’s Kitchen fashion, I had to put my own twist on it.
I saved the recipe to one of my ‘try this later’ recipe boards on Pinterest, knowing the right time would come. That time, is now, Dear Reader. But, first, let me tell you a little story and it will help you understand why the time for this recipe came out of the blue.
Like most things – especially food items – in the Thomas-Ewing household, we completely disagree on things. Seriously, Dear Reader, sometimes I wonder how we even share the same kitchen! He prefers real maple syrup, but I will take Aunt Jemima or Mrs. Butterworth anytime. He prefers organic honey, but I prefer artificial sweetners or stevia to sweeten my coffee or tea. He prefers regular yellow mustard, but I need to have honey mustard.
And it’s not just food items! He eats breakfast first thing in the morning, but I need to wait a few hours before I feel like eating. He prefers silence when he sleeps, but I need to have white noise, which is why I sleep with a fan nearby. He will find a way to upcycle, recycle, or reuse just about everything; me, on the other hand, do not have the patience to find a new home for things and will dispose of them the best way I know how. He prefers things to stay the same in our home, but I love move furniture about from time to time, and I have a fetish with curtains and change them at least three times per year.
He likes to drive aggressively, and I don’t have a license. Wait… that’s not a comparison as much as it is a highlight of my one and only weakness. (Yes, it’s true!) I’ll stop showcasing our diffenences now, but first, there’s just one more that needs to be shared with you. You see, Dear Reader, for me, peanut butter comes in a jar and is thick and pasty. For him, it’s got to be natural and organic and runny and watery and gross and tasteless and, well, you get the picture!
On this one particular day, he purchased himself some organic natural peanut butter, but rather than buy his go-to brand, he picked up a well-known brand instead. He was extremely disappointed with the peanut butter, so he asked if I could use it in a recipe. I immediately thought of these No Bake Coconut Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls! The time to make them had finally come.
My recipe is a little different from the recipe I was drawing inspiration from. I used a lot more peanut butter in my version, and a lot more peanuts too. I also wanted to add a hint of chocolate, because nothing marries better than peanut butter and chocolate, but I didn’t want to add fat or calories to the recipe. So, I opted to roll the balls in dark cocoa powder.
The cocoa powder, which can be very dry and difficult to moisten when being eaten raw, happened to seep into the peanut butter very well and the result was fantastic! You can see the moist parts in the photographs. Super flavourful!
To assist with this recipe, consider using the following tools:
- Medium-sized Cookie Scoop – this is the exact one I use; it’s made by OXO and it’s super durable and can hold up to very thick batters and mixes.
In a hurry? Save this recipe to your Pinterest board for later!
No Bake Coconut Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls
- 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 3/4 cup quick oats
- 1/4 cup flaxseed, ground
- 1/2 cup peanuts, chopped
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 1/2 cups natural peanut butter, room temperature
Add the peanut butter and maple syrup to a mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
Add all of the other ingredients and stir until well incorporated.
Portion the cookie dough into one tablespoon portions. Roll into balls and roll into the cocoa powder.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
*Adapted from Beaming Baker
**Natural peanut butter, depending on the brand you use, can be quite runny. If that's the case, add one cup first and add a little more at a time until you can easily form the cookie batter into balls.
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