No-Bake Dark Chocolate and Oat Clusters

Serves 50

Seasoned volunteer Chester recommended this diabetic-friendly dessert recipe and it's been a hit! This four-ingredient dessert is embarrassingly easy to make, but would look elegant piled high on a nice serving dish. The taste is decadent, but a small serving size keeps each cluster around 80 calories! In our experience with this recipe, we've learned that it is easiest to form the clusters using an ice cream scoop, and then roll them in your hands to form uniform balls. 


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  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1.5 cups peanut butter
  • 1.5 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1.5 cups low-fat milk


  • 1. Place oats into large mixing bowl.
  • 2. Heat peanut butter, milk, and chocolate chips in a saucepan over low heat until chips melt.
  • 3. Pour chocolate mixture over oats and stir to combine.

4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a small ice cream scoop, form ball-shaped portions. Roll in your hands if necessary to make sure clusters stay intact. Place the clusters onto the baking sheet where they are not touching. Let set in fridge for 10 minutes before serving. 

NUTRITION (serving size: 2 clusters)

  • Calories: 160
  • Fat: 8g (sat 3g, mono 3.5 g, poly 1.5 g)
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Sugars: 7g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sodium: 40 mg