Saturday, September 22, 2012

205. No Bake Oatmeal Cookie Balls

Balls is such a funny word.

In our family for a while we just could not even mention the word without someone dying of embarrassment (usually our pre teen son) or a joke being cracked (usually by Dad).

I say balls to my 5 year old and she is running to the closet to get her soccer ball or basketball.


I love words.  I always have.  Challenge me to a good game of Scrabble or Boggle and I would stop almost anything to play.

Words can be funny, terms of endearment, hateful, loving, harsh, whispered, spelled out or shortened to an acronym.

Words connect a family, a recipe, a thought.  We must always choose them wisely.

In using the name balls for this recipe,  it just fit.  Orbs sounded to scientific.  Circles too boring.  Round cookies was not specific enough.  So you have balls.

No Bake Oatmeal Cookie Balls that are easy to prepare and a change from the ordinary no bake cookie.


Recipe:  No Bake Oatmeal Cookie Balls

1 cup of almond meal (buy at Trader Joes)
1 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup butter, softened
¼ cup of peanut butter

1/2 cup powdered sugar, for tossing each ball in

Combine all ingredients, except powdered sugar, in a large bowl and mix until a dough is formed.

Using a cookie scoop, firmly pack the scoop and place each scoop on a cookie sheet.

Chill for 10 minutes.

In a large bowl add powdered sugar. Remove cookies from fridge and toss each cookie in powdered sugar until well coated. Shake off excess.

Place on a plate and chill for 10 minutes.

Keep leftovers in refrigerator


  1. These look fabulous!!

  2. Lol - I'm the same way! Every time I make a recipe that involves me rolling something into balls and then doing something with said balls, I laugh to myself. It's just a hilarious word. These balls are no laughing matter though - they sound delicious!

  3. OMG! I'm thinking of the SNL skit when the guest brings balls and oh the funnies!

  4. This sounds wonderful! I don't have almond meal on hand, however...any ideas for a substitution? :D

    1. Good Morning, If you don't have almond meal on hand you can use any nut variety and add it to a blender and blend. This will create a "nut" meal that can be substituted. I would not recommend plain flour. Flax meal could also be substituted but in a smaller amount, maybe half of what the recipe suggest.

  5. I like this recipe and got here by clicking on a link from your Pinterest page for Jalapena Popper Dip but do not see here I can pin it to Pinterest is that possible? You had several other recipe links I liked as well?

  6. This looks great. Will quick oats or old fashioned oats work?

    1. I have used both. I prefer the old fashioned oats personally and this is usually what I have on hand.

      Thanks for your comment and enjoy the weekend!

  7. Very YUMMY!!! Its different yet full of yummy flavors!! My one sons doesn't like cookies once they are cooked, and he is LOVING these to! THANKS!!


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