So guys. Here’s the thing. These sugar cookie balls? Ahhhhhmazing! I had a hard time trying to name these cookie balls because they have so many great qualities that I wanted to incorporate in the name. My original title for this recipe was: No-bake-five-ingredients-semi-healthy-while-still-super-delicious-sugar-cookie-with-optional-sprinkles-that-shouldn’t-be-optional-(put them in!)-cookie-balls.
Say that ten times quickly.
So, to spare you all from having a tongue twister every time you wanted to talk about these sugar cookie balls (which could be quite often because of how delicious they are!) I shortened the title to “No-bake Sugar Cookie Balls.” And since the shortened title can’t tell you everything that I want to say about these cookies, I made a list below to feature other great qualities:
- I put one of my favorite qualities (no-bake) into the title. Another favorite quality-there are only 5 ingredients! And 5 ingredients you probably have in your pantry right now. Or at least know right where to find the ingredients at your local grocery store.
- Another redeeming quality: while these cookie balls aren’t the picture of a perfectly healthy treat, they are healthier than regular sugar cookies! There are rice krispies, oats, and peanut butter in this mix. Those all score pretty well on my health-o-meter. Or at least provide more energy than a couple cups of white sugar.
- These sugar cookie balls have some potential for variety, which is always fun. You can add sprinkles if you want (which I would highly recommend). You can also roll the balls in the sugar cookie mix. Or you can just leave them plain.
- These sugar cookie balls take about 5 minutes to make. Hows that for a quick treat!!
- Finally, these sugar cookie balls taste great even after 3-4 days. In my opinion, you can’t say that for regular sugar cookies. I think regular sugar cookies are past their prime by day 3. Just make sure to keep these bad boys in an airtight container. I even like to freeze some of mine and then pull them out a couple minutes before I want to eat them. It’s like a whole different treat I’m telling you!
- 1/4 cup rice krispies
- 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Cookie Mix*
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter**
- Optional: Sprinkles, pinch of salt (if your peanut butter doesn't have salt I recommend adding some)
- Combine the peanut butter and butter in a small microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 20-30 seconds.
- Combine the rice krispies, oats, and sugar cookie mix in a medium sized bowl.
- Pour the peanut butter and butter mixture over the rice krispie mixture and mix until well combined.
- Add sprinkles and a pinch of salt if desired.
- Grab bits of the mixture and squeeze to form balls and then roll in your hands to get a more round shape.
- If desired, roll the balls into some of the leftover sugar cookie mix.
- Store in an airtight container on the counter or in the fridge. You can also try freezing these-I think they make a great frozen treat when thawed for a few minutes before eating.
**I have not experimented with natural peanut butters and cannot vouch for the taste or work-ability in this recipe.
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