Gluten Free No Bake Chocolate Balls

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

These are a delicious treat. They look nice and they are easy to make...especially on hot summer days when I don't have to turn the oven on!!!PLUS they are gluten free and nut free!! I had to skip dinner the first time I made these because I ate so many during the making process, they didn't even get a chance to harden.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup butter
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 14 cup milk
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 4 cups gluten-free crisp rice cereal (I used Gluten Free Rice Twice)
  • 1 cup shredded coconut (You can use sweetened or unsweetened.)


  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat.Add marshmallows and milk.Heat until melted, stirring constantly.
  2. Stir in chocolate chips, and heat until melted.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Cool until mixture thickens.
  5. Blend in rice cereal.
  6. WET HANDS and roll into 1-inch balls.
  7. Then roll ball in shredded coconut.
  8. Place balls on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and place in the fridge to harden.
  9. (I made half the batch that way and then for the second half I added the remaining shredded coconut into the mixture and skipped rolling the balls in the shredded coconut -- this way it looks like I made 2 different kinds of balls.
Most Helpful

So good, but i found it too hard to roll. So i used two spoons and rolled it in the coconut that way.

GF BooBoo January 18, 2010

YUMMMM!!! I omitted the milk, stirred in the coconut & just used a mini ice cream scoop to make little "haystack" type cookies. This is SO great because I can't usually have "haystack" cookies because I can't have nuts or gluten! Thanks for the recipe! :)

SeriousMoms May 05, 2009

What a great no-bake recipe to satisfy my sweet tooth! GLuten-free to boot. I found the mixture a bit hard to handle(too gooey) when rolling into coconut, so i basically scooped them out with a wooden spoon instead of using my hands. I actually made way more than 30 balls, big too! The 2nd 1/2 of the batch i added 1/2 c. cocnut into the mixture and made dollops on wax paper more so than balls. They turned out great! Delicious recipe, will def. make again!

glutenfree55 October 27, 2006