Gluten Free No Bake Chocolate Balls

"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."
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Ready In:
30-40 Little Balls


  • 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.)


  • In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat.Add marshmallows and milk.Heat until melted, stirring constantly.
  • Stir in chocolate chips, and heat until melted.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Cool until mixture thickens.
  • Blend in rice cereal.
  • WET HANDS and roll into 1-inch balls.
  • Then roll ball in shredded coconut.
  • Place balls on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and place in the fridge to harden.
  • (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.

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  1. So good, but i found it too hard to roll. So i used two spoons and rolled it in the coconut that way.
  2. 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! :)
  3. 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!


********************************************* My name is Ashley and I live in Ontario. I am 21 years old and have recently been diagnosed with Celiac Disease.This means that I must maintain a strict gluten free diet, meaning that I can not eat anything with the slightest amount of wheat, rye, oats, or barley.I have a wonderful boyfriend who I love dearly that is so supportive and understanding of my disease. I don't know what I would do without him. I also have a severe peanut & nut allergy, so cooking is quite a challenge at times.Some of my favourite things to do are cooking, scrapbooking, baking,reading, knitting, crocheting, and watching movies. I have just started to get the hang of this tricky gluten free diet. It really is ALOT harder than it seems.But however, I am determined to make the best of it. I very much enjoy cooking and baking, so I have been buying every gluten free cookbook I can get my hands on and every moment I get, I try to test out some of these new recipes. However frustrating and difficult it's been trying to experiment with all these new flours and ingredients, it has been alot of fun, and everytime I find a good reipce, it makes it all worth it. I want to find as many wonderful and delicious gluten free recipes as I can, and post them all on this site. I know how hard it is when you are first diagnosed, and I want to help others who have recently been diagnosed or just others that have celiac disease that need some great gluten free recipes. Celiac disease is something that we have to live with everyday, so it's important that we make the best of it.For sure at least one good thing has come from having Celiac Disease, I have become a better cook and have truly cherished the moments that I spend in the kitchen. All the recipes that I post on this site I have made and I have found to be very good! They are all gluten free! Some of the recipes use special ingredients that you can buy at specialty health stores, and some of them are recipes that you can make with ingredients bought right at your local grocery store. My recipes that use special flours etc. are named starting with gluten free [ex. Gluten Free French Bread], and the recipes that use everyday ingredients end with the word gluten free in brackets [ex. Blushing Apples (Gluten Free)]I hope that you enjoy all of them as much as I have.Cheers! <img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting"><img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting">
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