Try Our Guilt-Free Chocnut Recipe as a Sweet and Healthy Snack

September 10, 2019

No-bake peanut butter balls have long been the favorite snack of health nuts and athletes. When giving these uhh…balls a try, the staff was surprised to find that the taste is similar to chocnut.

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It is also kitchen idiot-proof, being a no-bake and no-cook recipe. You don’t even have to spend extra for ingredients at a health store to make it, regular grocery-store instant oatmeal and a pack of Milo work just as well.

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Healthy doesn’t have to taste like cardboard, and this recipe proves it. These Chocnut Oatmeal Balls can both be breakfast or a snack without the guilt, and you’ll also get a much-needed energy boost out of it, too.

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If you’re giving this a try, tell us how it goes. You’re also welcome to share more no-bake desserts and other recipes with a comment below.

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Guilt-Free Chocnut Balls

Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 7 servings


  • 1 cup of oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup honey (cut it down to 1/3 cup of honey if you want it less sticky and sweet)
  • 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp of chocolate powder


  1. Mix well oatmeal, peanut butter, honey, and chocolate powder together.
  2. Get a spoonful of the mix, and roll it up with your hands.
  3. Put chocnut balls in a container, then put in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Pop out of the freezer and serve.

TIP: If it’s still too healthy for you to enjoy, add a handful of chocolate chips, or crush a chocolate chip cookie or two.

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Mia Marci likes sampling street food, even if she doesn't know what's in it. She's gotten sick to her stomach on occasion because of this hazardous curiosity, but even the strictest of doctors couldn't stop her. Mia also writes about video games, travel, and girly issues for other publications. She also teaches English and Creative Writing. In the little spare time she has left, she catches up on film and TV shows, while cuddling up to her dog and cat.

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12 responses to “Try Our Guilt-Free Chocnut Recipe as a Sweet and Healthy Snack”

  1. hehehe says:

    Based on the pics above, you used instant oats. Will quick-cook oats do as well? How about rolled oats? Is there really no cooking needed?

    • Katrina says:

      Instant and quick-cook oats should be similar. Rolled oats have larger grains because they haven’t been sliced as finely. They should be fine in this recipe but the texture of the balls might be slightly chunkier.

  2. hehehe says:

    How about rolling the balls in wheat germ- just to make it less sticky and easier to handle?

  3. Will this make me lose 3 pounds? I really wanna lose 3 pounds.

    I love that it uses stuff that I know I already have in my cupboard. 🙂 Will try this soon.

  4. G says:

    “Healthy” here is highly debatable. It MAY be healthier than other snack option like say.. potato chips? But I’m not sure what exactly makes this guilt-free. It’s high in calories and contains no small amount of processed ingredients.

    • Paolo Loanzon says:

      Valid point. Although high calories don’t necessarily make something “unhealthy”. I think the fact that the base of the recipe is largely fiber and protein rich and that it avoids processed sugar as the predominant sweetener could hold the claim valid.

  5. preetiz says:

    Ive done this with whey protein instead of milo and added cinnamon and raisins! It makes great protein bars!

  6. Cats says:

    Because we didn’t have Milo, I used Carnation hot choco powder. Hubs gave it a thumbs up ( he loves chocnut but could not find it here in Saguenay, Quebec). Thanks for sharing your recipe! 🙂

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