Friday, 22 January 2016

No Bake Peanut Cookie Balls

Sitting somewhere between a truffle and a cookie; these no bake peanut balls are a great sweet treat.

These cookie balls are super easy to make, and a great no bake treat option. I made these just before Christmas and we were happily eating them for a good couple of weeks - they hold really well!

Just like a truffle, these would make a lovely homemade gift. At this time of year, I'm thinking Valentine's Day for all of your chocolate and peanut loving partners!

The saltiness of the peanut butter balances beautifully with the sweetness of the sugar and condensed milk and the slight bitterness of the chocolate. If you like sweets, you'll love these!

When you're melting chocolate to coat a truffle, or cookie ball, or anything like this it's better not to use the best quality chocolate. The lower quality chocolate tends to melt more smoothly and then set again much more quickly as well as a lot more solidly. 

No Bake Peanut Cookie Balls

Makes approximately 32

400 g can condensed milk
100 g butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
250 g digestive biscuits (or any plain biscuit)
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
200 g milk, dark, or white chocolate

1. Heat the condensed milk, butter, sugar, and peanut butter together in a saucepan over a medium heat until everything is well combined.

2. Process the biscuits to a crumb in a food processor and add to the mixture in the saucepan, add the chopped peanuts as well. Mix well to combine.

3. Roll the mixture into tablespoon sized balls and chill. When they have set, melt the chocolate until smooth and dip each ball into the chocolate to coat evenly and all over.

4. Store in an airtight container, in the fridge if it's hot, or just in the cupboard if it's winter.


  1. Anything with peanut butter floats my boat. Those look fantastic!

  2. What a delicious treat! This would be perfect for my hubby for Valentines Day!

  3. My mom used to make something similar... haven't had them in years! These sound just perfect!!

  4. Wonderful job with these no-bake dessert treat! Our kids will go crazy for these; thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Peanut butter & chocolate - who is not going to devour all of them in one sitting.

  6. These sound and look amazing. The size looks perfect, too - by that I mean a most excellent pb to chocolate ratio. Plus, today is National Peanut Butter Day!

  7. I can't believe how easy these are and they look spectacular!

  8. I think my Honey will adore being surprised with these cookie bars for Valentine's Day! But I may have to hide a few for myself!

  9. Love treats like these - so interesting you added processed biscuit crumbs. Great idea!

  10. these sound delicious. I love the addition of those crumbs - I bet that adds a great texture.