Cooking Without a Kitchen Part Two: Peanut Butter Balls

STILL no kitchen!! I have but a microwave and a fridge to my name, and most of this recipe was done in one little bowl in my bedroom because there were strange men downstairs hammering things and being super manly. Picture me sitting on my bed trying desperately to not spill any melted chocolate on my blanket. It’s not too bad, at least I have the microwave and fridge, but it makes cooking bloggable things a little harder. I’ve also eaten a hellava lot of junk food recently. Oops.

So anyway, I’ve been trying to find recipes that don’t require an oven, hence my microwave quesadilla last week, and browsing Oh She Glows I found this no bake recipe, that I’ve adapted a little. I have to say, I’m enjoying my “Cooking without a Kitchen” series, but I am eating too much takeaway pizza, so if anyone has any recommendations for healthy microwave food I’d love to hear them!

I did go round to my friend’s house and bake the other day, we had tea and cake and it was well cute. Pictures down below, if you want recipes ask away in the comments but neither of them are vegan, just to let you know :)

Peanut Butter Balls

Peanut Butter Balls


300g of peanut butter (I used crunchy)

3 or 4 tablespoons of maple or golden syrup

2 tablespoons of plain flour

A pinch of salt

6 tablespoons of Rice Krispies or Coco Pops (I used Coco Pops obviously)

Around 200g of dark chocolate – or you could use a mixture of flavours?


  1. Stir the jar of peanut butter well before using. In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter and golden syrup until quite thick.
  2. Stir in the flour until quite thick and sticky-ish. Add the salt and cereal and shape into balls. Put in the fridge whilst you do the next steps.
  3. Melt the chocolate in the microwave or on the hob.
  4. With a fork, dip the balls into the melted chocolate until covered; save some chocolate for drizzling. I only dipped half in chocolate as I wanted to see how the balls taste with and without, they both taste lovely so just do as you please!
  5. Place balls in the fridge for 20 minutes until firmed up. Drizzle over more chocolate and put in the fridge again until they’re completely set.

Makes about 15 balls

White Chocolate & Banana Muffins

White Chocolate & Banana Muffins

Fruit Cake

Fruit Cake

Fruit Prep

Fruit Prep


10 thoughts on “Cooking Without a Kitchen Part Two: Peanut Butter Balls

  1. Wow, it´s actually quite amazing what you can do without a kitchen! Microwaved veggies are actually quite good. Chop vegetables into chunks put them in a microwaveable bowl, add a pinch of salt and a glug of olive oil. I cook them on full power for 4 minutes, but everyone´s microwave is a bit different…

  2. I’m impressed! I lived without a kitchen for an amount of time that I’ve forgotten – it was probably only a few weeks but felt like years – when we redid our kitchen a few years ago. The best we ever did was a frozen apple pie on a Weber grill, but it was so tedious.
    Hang in there; you will have a kitchen again :)
    In the meantime, the peanut butter balls look lovely!

  3. I made nachos one night when everything was up in the air. Our recipe for “Desperation Nachos” were 1. Chips – poured in a casserole dish. 2. Beans (if you have a can opener), sprinkled or spread (refried) over the chips, and 3. Cheese sprinkled, generously, on top. We then microwaved it until the cheese melted. It worked out as a great dinner! I hope you are able to use a full kitchen soon. :) Meanwhile, your meals are looking very clever!

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