Tuesday, September 13, 2011

No Bake Cereal Ball Cookies

No Bake Cereal Ball Cookies - ButterYum

I'm always looking for ways to use up the leftover crumbs at the bottom of the shredded wheat cereal box.  These no-bake cookies are the perfect solution, and they're simple enough for anyone to make.  Just roll the dough into balls and coat with cookie crumbs.  Doesn't get much easier than that!

These cookies are great for lunch boxes or after school snacks, making them a hit with the kids, but the inclusion of Nutella, mini chocolate chips, shredded wheat, honey, and peanut butter mean they'll please almost anyone.  The recipe is fairly flexible as well - I've listed several ingredient substitutions below.

No-Bake Cereal Ball Cookies
makes 60 cookies

Cookie Dough:
1 cup honey (or agave nectar)
1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter (or any nut butter)
1/2 cup Nutella
2 cups dry milk powder
3 cups shredded wheat crumbs (or quick/instant rolled oats, or other cereal crumbs)
2 tablespoons wheat germ (or ground flaxseed, or ground nuts)
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (or chopped nuts)

Coating:
finely ground cookie crumbs (graham cracker crumbs, or ground nuts, or cereal crumbs)

Mix all the ingredients except the cookie crumbs together in the bowl of a stand mixer using the paddle attachment.  The dough will be crumbly, but will become moldable as you work it with your hands.  Squeeze the dough into 1 1/2-inch balls; then roll in cookie crumbs.  Serve at room temperature or freeze in resealable snack bags for longer storage.

Another recipe for shredded wheat crumbs:
Light and Crispy Shredded Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies



24 comments:

  1. This looks interesting enough to make:)

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  2. Oh, what a great way to use up the crumbs in the cereal! No bake and got Nutella in them too? Please count me in. Now, I might wish for more crumbs in my cereal! :D

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  3. MM peanut butter and nutella..sounds good..looks good:)

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  4. I think a lot of us will be crushing cereal so we can make this before the box is empty! :D

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  5. these look good and no baking is always a bonus!

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  6. Sounds like breakfast to me! What a fabulous idea. There is always cereal left at the bottom - those pesky little baggers! I agree, your photo is just gorgeous.

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  7. My two favorite things! Cereal and balls. Wait! WHAT?! I meant peanut butter! :) Those look YUMMY!

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  8. These looks delicious!! Anything with nutella !

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  9. Patricia, these look delicious. Please give me your e-mail so that the Firard people will be able to conctact you for the salad dressing giveaway. Joni

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  10. The first recipe looks really good and they are so pretty, but those second ones...they are screaming my name!

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  11. My favorite things are in these cookie balls, cereal and Nutella. They seen easy to make also, thanks for the recipe, I am book marking the recipe.

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  12. Yum! What a great way to use of the cereal crumbs.
    Mimi

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  13. Just wanted to let you know that I am passing along The Versatile Blogger Award--Congratulations!!!

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  14. Both cookies look delicious. I have to give your recipe a try. I hope you have a great evening. Blessings...Mary

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  15. What a great way to get rid of the cereal at the bottom of the box. :)

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  16. Mmmm....what perfect little treats! Although I don't eat peanut butter plain, if you add a little sugar it becomes irresistible! I know these much be delicious...especially with the exterior crumb coating~

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  17. You had me at Nutella! I am all for this recipe, it reminds me of the coconut balls my grandma always makes for Christmas. Same idea, you just mix together peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs and chocolate chips, then roll them up in toasted coconut. Either way, delicious!

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  18. Loving this recipe! What great ingredients and I have been wanting to use Nutella. Oh I can't wait to try these out!! Thanks!

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  19. Nice and sweet recipe, I would like to have the chance of cook this recipe, my children will love this recipe!

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