No Bake Chocolate Cookie Balls Recipe

How’s it going over there?

Heard a lot of you are locked in another storm. Boo.

I’m having a so-so day myself since technology is not being my friend today. I really want to slam my phone on the floor and stomp on it, but I’m trying to play nice.


The reason I started RER was to talk about myself on the internet in hopes my best friend and mom would read it make the world a better place.

make the world a better place

Given my frustration with technology I am not touching my stove today. F-that.

But I want a delicious lil treat to enjoy. So, I made a version of my Raw Fudgy Oat Cookies and swapped rice cereal for oats. And No Bake Chocolate Cookie Balls were born…

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No Bake Chocolate Cookie Balls

{Makes 9. Gluten free. No Bake.}


  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup sf maple syrup OR agave
  • 3/4 to 1 cup rice cereal
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder

Mix ingredients. Form into balls (I sprayed my hands with non-stick spray to keep from sticking to me). Optional: Roll in extra cocoa powder or coconut to keep from sticking. I didn’t, but I don’t mind a little mess. Refrigerate for 1 hour to set. Store in refrigerator.

chefs salty chocolate balls (376x502)

The extra good news is you don’t really have to form then into balls and can just eat the batter!


eating cookies

Question: Let’s be honest – do you eat the cookie/cake batter?

I totally do and don’t care if I die. What a way to go…


  1. says

    When my son was little, I used to tell him that the cake batter was bad for you and then I’d sneak off into the other room so he couldn’t see me eating it. I might still do that….. just sayin.

  2. says

    There was an egg free cookie dough in a jar on Shark Tank a few weeks ago. They got a deal, but I don’t remember what they were called. They must have had the same idea, making the world a better place.

  3. says

    I absolutely eat raw cookie dough. Sometimes I like it better than the finished product!

    Technology can be very dumb. My phone restarts itself about six times a day and sometimes flat out refuses to let me type anything until I restart it.

    • Paula says

      Actually, I have baked with a couple people who, after either forming the cookies or pouring the batter or whatever, have put the mixing bowl and tools in the sink and POURED WATER INTO THEM without even tasting the raw batter/dough. WHAT?? Every time I see it, I am appalled. And then I wonder if my reaction indicates something wrong with me.

  4. Katie says

    I went 30 years without knowing there was anything controversial about eating raw cookie dough!
    I didn’t realize it until I took my daughter to a cookie-making playdate and the mom there freaked when her daughter tried to taste the batter. Of course my daughter was like, “Mom always lets me eat the batter…it’s the best part!”

    It really is the best! There’d be no point in making sweets without eating the batter :)

  5. says

    I am very guilty of eating the cookie dough and batter. Most of the time I think it’s even better than the finished product. But if I’m trying to be good, I’ll chew gum while I bake so my mouth is too busy and minty to eat anything.

  6. says

    I think the only reason my boyfriend and I make cookies half the time, is so we can eat the batter. Actually, one time he made me the batter and left me instructions on how to bake the cookies and I instead just ate the batter for the rest of the week. Awesome.

  7. says

    Uhhh….yes. I am extremely impressed by those who are able to resist eating cookie dough or brownie batter. Part of the reason why I love to bake so much is because I know I’m going to get a nice little treat of raw dough or batter in the process. Bonus!

  8. says

    My husband said he married me because I let him eat cookie dough when I was baking, so it’s safe to say that more dough is consumed than actual cookies in this house. It’s easily the best part!

  9. says

    Does anyone NOT eat the batter/cookie dough? I do however chew gum or suck on candy to keep from eating it the entire time I’m baking as I’ve ended up with a too small cake or batch of cookies due to too much eating :) oh and a stomach ache too..

  10. julie says

    Of course. Iam actually not a huge fan of cakes or cookies ( i know, right) BUT love, love, love the raw dough. I’m such a weirdo……

  11. says

    Heck yes I eat raw batter. There have been way too many times that the batter has been BETTER than the baked good. Life’s too short. Eat raw dough.

  12. Ashlee says

    Brownie batter!!!!

    If I make it from scratch or a boxed mix.. yes… pre-made stuff.. not so much (thanks CNN story on family who got wicked poisening eating pre-packaged dough).

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