Have you ever been craving a chocolate home-made treat but can’t find the energy to turn on the oven, take everything out and bake?  Surprisingly… this happens to me all the time!! I obviously absolutely love getting elbow deep baking in my kitchen but I too buy break & bake toll house cookies!  I’m only human… I must admit.

I had one such moment a couple weeks ago where I suddenly NEEDED a chocolate treat and it needed to be a cookie.  Well I was not about to whip up some cookie dough from scratch and wait for them to chill and bake so I devised a different plan…what about a no bake cookie? Something I could make with things I already had hanging around in my pantry…. thus was born the No Bake Nutella Ball!  This recipe is SO easy to throw together and can be enjoyed immediately if you so desire.  You probably already have most of these ingredients on hand but if you’re missing something there is likely a good substitute you can use:

Don’t have honey?  Use all pure maple syrup.

Don’t have pure maple syrup? Use all honey.

Don’t have Nutella? Use all peanut butter.

In other words.. get created and make these your own!  This recipe will make 16 balls and I literally think they were gone in a matter of 3 days… they’re THAT good!

Let’s get baking… sort of 😉

No Bake Nutella Balls

yield: 16 servings– prep time: 5 minutes – chill time: 30 minutes (optional)


1 1/2 cup whole rolled oats

1/2 cup nutella

1/4 cup peanut butter

1/2 tbsp vanilla

3-4 tbsp pure maple syrup

1 tbsp honey

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Well let’s see bare with me here because this is ONE LONG RECIPE TO FOLLOW……

Step One: Throw all of the above ingredients into a bowl, mix until fully combined then form balls with a cookie scoop and your hands.

Step Two…Oh wait… THAT’S IT!!!!!!! Easy huh??  Here are a few tips to make them extra yummy:

  1. You may find the dough sticky and hard to form into balls.  Keep your hands wet and this should combat the stickiness
  2.  It’s technically optional but you can chill the balls for 30 min and let the ingredients set
  3. Regardless of whether or not you chill them you will need to keep these in the fridge once they’ve been made.  I keep them in a Tupperware in the fridge for up to 2 weeks