No Bake Oatmeal Truffles to Go

by Heather

These no bake oatmeal truffle balls are the perfect healthy on the go snack for kids and adults alike.

What’s the most important rule of traveling?

Pack good snacks!! This weekend marks number 3 of my 4 states in 4 weekends adventure. I’m not traveling far this time, but snacks are still a must.

I’m a little tired of granola bars, bags of dry cereal, and crackers, so I went with something a little more exciting this time around.

no bake oatmeal cookie recipe

No Bake Oatmeal truffles! They couldn’t be easier: no baking, 4 or so ingredients, and healthy yet delicious. Depending on the brands you use, these are easily gluten-free and dairy-free.

peanut butter oatmeal and chocolate chips

Melt peanut butter and milk in the microwave, stirring every 20 seconds until melted. Gently stir in chocolate chips. {I like mine to keep the chocolate “chunk” flavor- if you want them all around chocolately, stir until their entirely melted.}

melting peanut butter

Mix in oatmeal. Stir in a little bit at a time- it’s easier to add more oats than to add more peanut butter.

Peanut butter mixture should coat oats, but will still be a little crumbly.

oatmeal mixture

Using your hands, form oats into 1 to 1 1/2 inch balls. Set on nonstick surface and place in the refrigerated until cooled.

They taste pretty good warm, but they get a little moister after sitting for a little while.

No Bake Oatmeal Truffles

no bake oatmeal cookies

Oatmeal Truffles {No Bake}

by with a Side of Sneakers


  • 1/4 peanut butter
  • 1/4 chocolate chips {or half chocolate chips & half peanut butter chips; dairy free if needed, like Enjoy Life}
  • 1-2 Tbsp coconut milk
  • 1+ cup uncooked old fashioned oats {gluten free if needed}


Melt peanut butter and milk in the microwave, stirring every 20 seconds until melted. Gently stir in chocolate chips.

Stir in oats.

Roll into balls & let cool.

Serve as is or chilled.

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Like these? Try these apricot cashew Power Protein Balls.

Who said road food couldn’t be good?!


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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather June 5, 2011 at 8:00 am
Love this idea! I made a similar truffle with dates a few weeks ago - dates, oatmeal and soy nut butter! Delicious and was a great dessert.
Heather June 6, 2011 at 10:16 am
Mmm adding dates sounds amazing!
Paige @ Running Around Normal June 5, 2011 at 9:25 am
These sound amazing! And combine my two favorite things in a food - ease of making and chocolate ;)
Michelle (Chasing Chelles) June 5, 2011 at 9:32 am
Oh my! Those look amazing! I could totally make those right now if only I had chocolate chips. I know what I'll be getting next time I go to the store! :)
Tricia June 5, 2011 at 9:35 am
These look fabulous! Have to try them after my 2-week Michi's Ladder challenge! It's been a tough 4 days! lol 10 to go! Copying this recipe to my Notes for future reference!
Mac June 5, 2011 at 12:42 pm
Packing your own snacks is definitely key to road trips! Saves so much money, calories and time on the trip!
Amy B @ Second City Randomness June 5, 2011 at 12:49 pm
Ok, so I'm totally making these. Like right now. I just got home from a race and my appetite will not quit. Seriously... that's what I'm doing. Riiiiiiight NOW.
Heather June 6, 2011 at 10:22 am
Congrats on your race!
Arlene @ Adventures in Weight Loss June 5, 2011 at 2:21 pm
Yum! Those look delicious. They remind me of a recipe in The Carb Lovers Diet book. Maybe once I'm not in the early stages of Atkins, I can alter them to include sugar-free chocolate.
Janet Oberholtzer June 5, 2011 at 9:16 pm
Hi ... found you via Twitter. These look really good ... I plan to try them this week. Thanks!
Liz @ IHeartVegetables June 5, 2011 at 9:40 pm
Yummm I've got a road trip this week! I'll have to make this!
Katie @ Healthy Heddleston June 6, 2011 at 1:28 pm
These look fantastic Heather! I can't wait to make themm!!!!
McKayla @ Green Groats June 7, 2011 at 6:56 am
Mmmm. Theses look awesome. I especially love the addition of the pb chips. So good. :)
Casey January 25, 2015 at 12:53 am
Does it have to be coconut milk or can you just use regular milk?
Heather January 25, 2015 at 8:40 am
Any kind of milk works! You might need a little bit less though, as coconut milk is thicker.
Casey January 25, 2015 at 12:59 pm
How much less milk 1/2 cup or a little more?
Heather January 27, 2015 at 8:50 am
Prob ~1Tbsp

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