No Bake Cookie Balls-Gluten Free Option

I had an emergency this morning. My electricity went out (blown fuse) in our neighborhood… which is the 3rd time this has happened, maybe they need to fix that?! Anyways, it happened before I had breakfast…so I was starving. I normally have oatmeal every morning for breakfast. So, I decided I needed to make something with breakfast ingredients and that required no microwave, stove or oven.

There’s lots of no bake cookie recipes around, but they usually require first heating the liquid over the stove to get the ingredients to hold together, otherwise you just have a sticky mess in a bowl. That is the method I did for my no bake mint chocolate chip cookie bars. But for these, I figured the way to avoid the sticky issue was to roll them into some cocoa. It worked out perfectly and they also look like truffles. They turned out delicious, nutritious, slightly crispy and a cinch to whip up.

Perfect for a party too. They are cute, bite size and delicious. Who doesn’t want that at a party?

Recipe:Β  Makes about 17 balls depending on how big you make them

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Can be gluten free by omitting the wheat germ and using extra oats instead


3/4 cup quick cooking oats-use Bob’s Red Mill gluten free if necessary

1/2 cup gluten free Koala crisp chocolate cereal

1/4 cup toasted wheat germ (just use more oats to make gluten free)

1 tablespoon dark cocoa (use Hershey’s Special dark gluten free)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt

1/4 cup maple syrup

2 tablespoons raw amber agave nectar

1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons almond butter (no additives)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (use gluten free if necessary)


Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Combine the wet ingredients in a smaller bowl. Next, pour the wet into the dry ingredients and stir well. Put the mixture in the freezer for 20 minutes, this will make it much easier to form into balls and less of a mess. After 20 minutes, form the mixture into small bite size balls with your hands and pushing them with your fingers to make them compact.

Roll them into cocoa powder, tap off any excess powder, and place on a piece of parchment paper. Work quickly, as the mixture will get sticky as it reaches room temperature. Also, I got my palms slightly wet with water and that made it much easier. I then placed them in these adorable mini muffin liners and stored them in the fridge.


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Categories: Chocolate, Gift Ideas, Gluten Free, Party Platters, Snacks, Sweet Treats, VEGAN, VEGETARIAN


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14 Comments on “No Bake Cookie Balls-Gluten Free Option”

  1. October 4, 2012 at 6:51 PM #

    Yes, I could see how it was an emergency! You had to make them and then eat them! You poor thing πŸ˜‰ !

  2. October 4, 2012 at 7:09 PM #

    Now when the power hes out I will know exactly what to do πŸ™‚
    Thank you πŸ˜€
    These look delish!

    Choc Chip Uru

    • October 4, 2012 at 7:37 PM #

      Yes, Uru! Very important…must make cookies when electricity goes out! Haha! πŸ™‚

  3. October 4, 2012 at 9:57 PM #

    Brandi! These look amazing! Glad your electricity came back on. . what would we do with no electricity for a day or longer?! How long were you without power?

    • October 5, 2012 at 10:25 PM #

      I know, right Alice?! It was off about 2 hours…which is really long in Texas heat, lol! The cookie balls helped ease my pain though πŸ™‚

  4. October 5, 2012 at 2:28 AM #

    haha, cookies for breakfast! Way to show that emergency who’s boss! I’m still searching for the Koala cereal down here too! πŸ™‚

    • October 5, 2012 at 10:26 PM #

      You are too cute Sparkles!! Healthy cookies for breakfast….that’s how I roll πŸ™‚

  5. October 5, 2012 at 1:38 PM #

    Delightful bite-sized tasty balls!

  6. petit4chocolatier
    November 1, 2012 at 10:25 AM #

    Wow! I want to make these : )
    Adorably delicious mini snacks!!

    • November 1, 2012 at 12:33 PM #

      Thank you Judy! They are SO easy too! I love making sure to check out my homemade biscotti recipe I just posted! πŸ™‚


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