I just couldn’t call them “balls.” Sorry, I’m not mature enough for this recipe.
You’ve probably seen these around the interwebs – no-bake bite-sized energy snacks. I decided to try my hand at them, and let me tell you, these are great! So easy and fast to make, and a grand slam hit with my family! My Tiny Sous Chef now wants these for breakfast, after-school snack, and… wait for it… for dessert! And my husband is packing them in his lunches! They take about 10 minutes to prepare (your tiny assistants, if you have any, can totally make them completely on their own), and then some fridge time to set. Two steps. That’s it. Can’t beat it! Wanna try them? You do. Here you go.
WHAT YOU NEED
* 1C oats (quick oats work just as well as the old fashioned ones)
* 1/2C peanut butter
* 1/2C almond flour
* 1/4C semisweet chocolate chips (or dark chocolate, or white chocolate, or peanut butter chips…)
* 1/4C dried cranberries (I *love* Trader Joe’s orange-flavored ones!; you can also use regular ones, or raisins, or yellow raisins…)
* 1/4C sliced almonds
* 1/4C honey or agave syrup (if you use agave, you’ll likely need a little more almond flour to help it all hold together)
* 1-2T flax or chia or hemp seeds
* 1/2t vanilla
* pinch salt
WHAT TO DO
Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl until well-combined.
Form into even-sized balls (ugh, I said it!) and place on a tray (this recipe will yield 12-15 total). Refrigerate a few hours so they set and aren’t mushy and sticky. There you go!
Technically, they’ll hold up in the refrigerator for up to a week. But they won’t last that long. Enjoy!