My kids think these snack balls are cookie dough. Even my husband loves them because they don’t taste healthy. They’re chewy, sweet and delicious and everything in them is good for you. Well, that is if you consider dark chocolate in small amounts to be healthy. I know I do.
I took a big plate of these to a women’s meeting and all the ladies raved over them. We also took a bag full on our recent road trip and I loved how easy and mess-free they were for the kids to eat in the car.
Say goodbye to junk-food granola and snack bars!
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 2 T flax meal
- 2 T shredded coconut
- 2 T all natural unsweetned creamy nut butter
- 10 dried apricots, chopped
- 5 dried dates, chopped
- 2-3 T water
- Handful of dark chocolate chips
- Simmer chopped dried fruit in water, stirring frequently and adding more water till fruit is mushy. Using a blender or food processor, puree the fruit.
- Oat, flax meal, coconut and nut butter. Add chocolate chips.
- Roll into walnut sized balls and refrigerate!
- We keep our protein balls in the fridge because they seem sweeter when they're cold. They're also less sticky that way.
- We live peanut butter, but I'm planning to use almond butter next time since that's healthier.
- I use organic, very finely shredded coconut for these. It's almost powdered. If you use a larger texture you may need to use less oats so that everything will still stick together.