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No-Bake Peanut Butter Treats

Perfect for road trips, these peanut butter oatmeal balls won’t stick to your hands. Keep them in the refrigerator for portable snacks. —Sonia Rohda, Waverly, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    15 treats


  • 1/3 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs


  • In a small bowl, combine the peanut butter, honey and vanilla. Stir in the milk powder, oats and graham cracker crumbs. Shape into 1-in. balls. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Let peanut butter be the star in no bake Christmas treats like this. Or, for additional cookie ideas see the favorite cookies in America, state-by-state.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 each: 70 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 46mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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    • SColson132
      May 30, 2020

      Excellent recipe! Left out the graham cracker crumbs.

    • noreen
      Jun 6, 2019

      This recipe was simple. I did not have all of the ingredients, so I substituted the dry milk powder with dry coffee creamer. I also added some chocolate cocoa powder. Since I did not have crunchy peanut butter, I crushed some unsalted peanuts and added them into the peanut butter. Easy to roll, not too sticky. The batch made about 22 balls. Cant wait to eat them!

    • april27
      Dec 23, 2018

      Was skeptical how these would taste/turn out - with the powdered milk.. They are yummy!!!!! I wanted something to take with us on a 12 hr drive that would be easy and filling. I tripled the recipe - which only made 28 using my smallest cookie scoop. I substituted blue agave for the honey and only used 1/2 c agave vs 1 c of honey. They turned out perfect----not too dry, not too gooey. I read where someone used chocolate protein powder --- will try that once I use the rest of my powdered milk. Will definitely make more!

    • muffbear74
      Dec 24, 2016

      I had trouble with the dough being too dry to stick together. It may be because I use local honey which is a thicker consistency than what you buy in the store. Anyway, I tried adding a splash of milk and then it became too gooey. Had to add more oats and milk powder to firm it up. I will probably not attempt these again.

    • mamaknowsbest
      Nov 13, 2013

      You will want to DOUBLE this recipe!! It is so great. I did change it a little-- used chocolate protein powder instead of powdered milk. Adding the addition of "chocolate-i-ness" made it taste like a true peanut butter cup! Instead of rolling into balls, the double recipe fits nicely into a 9x9 square pan. Great straight out of fridge or out of a lunch box. Yummy!

    • JudithRN3
      Oct 22, 2013

      just made them; used granola instead of cracker crumbs (did not have)--- the dough was have eaten before I could roll them!!! very very good!

    • Karen Hansen
      Oct 17, 2013

      Made the recipe exactly as directed and my family loved them on our Canadian Thanksgiving table:)

    • BettyReineke
      Oct 14, 2013

      I've made these before and rolled them in cocoa to dust them.

    • mfpitman
      Oct 13, 2013

      we had something similar in my school, but they used corn flakes instead of oats or Rice Crispies. delish as I remember it.

    • greenpickles17
      Oct 10, 2013

      You can use almond extract instead of the vanilla and add some chopped almonds instead of the graham cracker crumbs. YUMMY!