Perfect No Bake Peanut Butter Balls


Perfect No Bake Peanut Butter Balls

If you're in search of a recipe that will please a crowd and add a touch of sweetness to any party or gathering, these Perfect No Bake Peanut Butter Balls are just the thing. They're a breeze to make, have so few ingredients and taste divine. If you love that tasty peanut butter-chocolate combo, you won't be able to resist this super easy recipe. No bake recipes are the perfect thing when you're running short on time and need something simple, yet delicious to bring along to a party, or set out at your own event. Sprinkled with cocoa powder, coconut flakes or whatever else you desire, these are some of the best-tasting, bite-sized snacks around.


You may roll in only coconut if you prefer, or just in the cocoa powder.  If you use only the cocoa powder you may want to roll again just before serving because the powder gets absorbed by the peanut mixture when they are stored.


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut


  1. Place peanut butter, powdered milk and honey into a large bowl and stir well using a wide rubber spatula until the milk is completely mixed into the peanut butter and honey.

  2. Use a small ice cream scoop or tablespoon measure to dip out same-size portions and roll between palms to make round balls. Roll in cocoa, then in coconut, using your palms to make the coconut stick in place. Place the finished balls on waxed paper.

  3. Chill and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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These are such a cute little dessert. Everyone loved these, and they make a pretty impressive presentation. I did some with just coconut, some with just cocoa powder, some with the coconut and cocoa, and I did some with cocoa powder and chopped peanuts! I think that there is so much you could with these. They would be very easy to customize based on tastes. This is a great recipe all around!

Well, this is an effortless and quick idea for a tasty snack although I'm wondering if the powdered milk is really necessary and if so, is there a lactose-free powdered milk available on the market?. I don't think I've ever had the combination of peanut butter and coconut before but I'm definitely curious to try it and maybe for a little more texture and crunch I might try using chunky peanut butter instead.

What a great and very simple treat to make up. I love peanut butter, chocolate, and coconut, and these little balls are perfect for anytime, not just the holidays. I'd try rolling them in some chopped peanuts as well as the cocoa powder. They're easy to make and incredibly tasty, so what more could you want?

This is a great, delicious no-bake recipe! How could you go wrong with peanut butter and cocoa powder? I have a question though. Any substitution ideas for the powdered milk? I have never used that ingredient before (or even really seen it in the supermarket!) so I am curious would else would work?!

I absolutely adore the peanut butter and chocolate combination recipes, but my favorites have got to be the no-bake recipes. This one is perfect to add to a party or for a celebration when something's already in the oven, or even just to set up for a quick snack. These awesome little peanut butter balls are also perfect to make for a kid's birthday party and can be made easily in multiple batches.

This is a great recipe for kids! I had my children help and they had a blast!

So delicious! I did not try the cocoa powder but I loved the plain peanut butter ball with the coconut topping. Delicious snack!

Full of peanut butter flavor and oh-so-smooth! Loved every bite :)

I'm a HUGE fan of the peanut butter!

I love these! I have had a variation of this before, but I loved the addition of the coconut.

Ooops...wrong picture!!! Sorry.

I think the ingredients are missing the rice krispies shown in the picture!!!

very yummy

Has anyone tried making this recipe Sugar-Free? (If you did, how much sweetener did you use?)

I have not tried these yet but I think I'm going to sometime soon.

I'm a little confused with the comments. I don't see where melted chocolate is used at all in this recipe; just rolled in cocoa powder . . .

I don't see where it mentions melted chocolate

I don't see where it mentions melted chocolate

@key28 0073826 You can buy powdered milk (Carnation Instant) or store brand) at most grocery stores. Melt chocolate either in a double boiler or in the microwave.

How do you melt the chocolate what kind do you use Where do I find powered milk

This is similar to one I have, but after rolling peanut butter mixture into tiny balls, we dipped them in a melted chocolate and paraffin then chilled for 2 hours.

You do not roll in paraffin. It is poisonous. Just roll in melted chocolate.

Paraffin is not poisonous, it's used in all kinds of things. With Chocolate it's used to help with the shine and you only use a couple of tsp of it in the chocolate. Take a look at some of the items on the shelf and the ingredients, you'll see paraffin listed. You find the paraffin in the canning aisle. My Mom always used it to seal her Jam.

The flavor is there! oh yeah...but not so easy to make. You're gonna have to work to get those nuts to stick. I finally just incorporated them into the ball. These also take longer than I thought to mix and assemble. They did make terrific on-the-go breakfast balls.

this is not quite what i want. i will add rice krispies to this mix. i am remembering recipes from the food surplus book from the 1970's. wish i had it.


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