No-bake Peanut Butter Coconut Oat Balls

Dairy-free and gluten-free, these no-bake peanut butter coconut oat balls are a fun treat and insanely delicious!

I am SO excited to share these! I got the idea last night and ran to the store as soon as I woke up to get some Rice Krispies. Normal Rice Krispies are hard to find here. Most places have 4 or 5 (I’m not kidding) types of chocolate Rice Krispies, but not the plain ones. It’s ridiculous.

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Ever since I made these peanut butter coconut chocolate Rice Krispie treats, I’ve been wanting to combine peanut butter and coconut butter in some sort of no bake treat. And wow. I just regret that I didn’t do it sooner! I didn’t add dried coconut to this because I generally don’t like coconut (maybe it’s a texture thing) but coconut butter? Wow.

They were just so boring and ugly looking. They needed the chocolate. But I actually preferred them without the chocolate.

These No-bake Peanut Butter Coconut Oat Balls from are gluten-free and dairy-free!

I’ll be posting some more no bake recipes in the next few weeks. I don’t know what took me so long to get around to it. These are so quick and easy to make! And kids would love them. The only problem with them is that they’re addictive. Thank goodness I only made half. :)

No-bake Peanut Butter Coconut Oat Balls

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  • Yield: 22 1" balls


  • 1/2 cup (120 grams) room temp coconut butter (not coconut oil!)
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons (140 grams) room temp natural peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons (40 grams) honey
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup (66 grams) rolled or old-fashioned oats (non-contaminated for gluten-free)
  • 1 cup (30 grams) Rice Krispies (brown rice cereal for gluten free)
  • chocolate, optional


  1. Mix the coconut butter through maple together and stir until well combined. Add the oats and rice krispies. I used my hands to make sure I didn't crunch the Rice Krispies too much.
  2. Roll into 1" balls and let them firm up in the fridge for about 30 minutes. You'll have to press them together to get them to stick.
  3. Store in the fridge (because of the coconut butter). Yields about 22 1" balls. If you want to use chocolate, just melt some chocolate chips in the microwave at 30 second intervals and spoon it on. I used about 40 grams.

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22 comments on “No-bake Peanut Butter Coconut Oat Balls” — Add one!

  • RNSuze says
    January 18, 2014 @ 7:02 pm

    How do I make coconut butter? What is the difference between the two?

    • Erin replies to RNSuze
      January 18, 2014 @ 7:55 pm

      Coconut butter is made from the meat of a coconut and coconut oil is just the oil of the meat. There’s a recipe on how to make it here. Good luck! :)

  • Leighann N says
    April 24, 2013 @ 2:10 am

    I am mark ng these tonight !! So nummy looking!!

  • Leighann N says
    April 24, 2013 @ 1:58 am

    I am mark ng these tonight !! So nummy looking!!

  • Baltic Maid says
    July 30, 2012 @ 9:52 pm

    Ohhh… my… They look so good. I love the chocolate touch.

  • Erin says
    July 30, 2012 @ 9:33 pm

    Sarah – They are! Really. :)

  • baking.serendipity says
    July 30, 2012 @ 2:58 am

    I'm ready to run to the grocery now to make these! They look so, so good :)

  • Erin says
    July 29, 2012 @ 8:08 am

    Nastasha – Rice bubbles. Did you say that just to make me laugh? Because it did. :D

    And yay, I'm happy that you made the cookies again using homemade peanut butter! And woo, somebody's on a comment streak. :)

  • butterbaking says
    July 29, 2012 @ 7:22 am

    Hey Erin, these look amazingly delicious! They'll be next on my baking-to-do-list. Love that they have rice bubbles in them :-)
    ps. made the chickpea peanut butter balls again, but using my own peanut butter the way you did it, instead of the stuff from the jar, and they were perfect and delicious, just like yours! :-D

  • Erin says
    July 28, 2012 @ 10:49 am

    Sally – Thank you! :)

    Marta – But they taste SOO good. I couldn't stop eating them!

    brighteyedbaker – They're just so ugly without! But on the second day I actually preferred the ones with chocolate. :)

  • brighteyedbaker says
    July 27, 2012 @ 3:54 am

    These look goooood and so easy too!I can imagine that the chocolate did help for photo-time, and personally, I never say no to chocolate. :)

  • Marta @ What Should I Eat For Breakfast Today says
    July 26, 2012 @ 11:57 pm

    it's so cute! It must taste amazing, but I'm afraid I'd never eat it, just admire it's appearance, hahaha

  • sally @ sallys baking addiction says
    July 26, 2012 @ 7:14 pm

    I found these on foodgawker and I loved them! Erin, you are so creative!

  • Erin says
    July 26, 2012 @ 1:33 pm

    Kathryn – Well the balls are still ugly. I just cheated with the chocolate. :) And I think you're right, there's just something special about these with the coconut butter. Thanks a bunch!

    Amy – Yes! The world needs more no bake treats like this. I'm here to help. :)

    Becca – I have no idea about those cartoons but I'm going to go look now. And you're right… it's way too easy to eat lots of these at once!

    Jill – Thank you. :)

    Mel – Thanks! I hope it works out for you. Just keep grinding and grinding!

    Jessica – It's so much cheaper than getting it from the store! Try it out. It's easy!

    Heidi – Thanks! Oh and what's weird is that today I prefer them with the chocolate. I guess I'm fickle. So either way… they're still amazing. :) – Thanks! Will check it out.

  • says
    July 26, 2012 @ 10:51 am

    hi Erin :D
    Thanks for the no bake peanut butter coconut oat balls recipe.
    I'll create one for sure, my kids are gonna like it :)
    submit your food photos on a Food Photography site so the readers can enjoy your creations.
    It's a food photography site full of all DIY food pictures from members around the world. submit by yourself and let me know when you did, so I can share it.

  • Heidi @ Food Doodles says
    July 26, 2012 @ 12:36 am

    Oh my goodness, these look totally addicting!(very cute pictures by the way, the chocolate on top is just so cute! Seriously, that's all I can think of to describe it. You know, besides delicious, lol)

  • Jessica@AKitchenAddiction says
    July 25, 2012 @ 9:38 pm

    Why have I never thought to make my own coconut butter?! I am off to go change that!

  • Melanie says
    July 25, 2012 @ 6:29 pm

    How cute and delicious! And I'm excited to go make my own coconut butter now…

  • Jill says
    July 25, 2012 @ 4:31 pm

    What a perfect treat! Delicious!

  • Becca says
    July 25, 2012 @ 4:25 pm

    Aww These are so cute! You know those cartoons of little plum puddings? These remind me of them with that little chocolate drizzle thing going on. :) I bet it's really easy to eat 3 or 4 of these in one sitting :P

  • amy @ fearless homemaker says
    July 25, 2012 @ 4:03 pm

    these sound awesome! you know how i love easy, healthyish no-bake treats like this. perfect!

  • london bakes says
    July 25, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

    Oh Erin, I absolutely love these! Such a great combination of flavours and they look like they're really satisfying while feeling a little bit special too. Your pics are lovely too, I normally think pictures of these type of no-bake balls are really ugly but you have completely changed my opinion!


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