Oatmeal Cookie Energy Balls (Exclusive Recipe)


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You can blow $2 on a single energy bar, or you can make a whole batch of whole food, 100% raw, 100% vegan, 100% delicious energy bites! These delicious no-bake oatmeal cookie energy balls are packed with superfoods, plant-based proteins, nut butter, hemp seeds and coconut. And the best part? They taste just like an oatmeal cookie without the baking!

Whip up a batch of these yummy treats in just under 10 minutes, then check out our list of 11 other healthy on-the-go snacks you can make!

Step 1: Start with the Basics

Start with the Basics

Start with a few basics: almond butter, shredded coconut, hemp hearts, vanilla, and apple pie spice. You’ll also need some dried currants (or raisins). These are easy to find in the bulk section of most health food stores.

Step 2: Blend Together

Blend Together

Blend all ingredients in a hi-speed blender or food processor, just until they mix together and form a thick dough.

Step 3: Add Dried Currants

Add Dried Currants

Now add your dried currants to the dough. You can stir them in or knead them in with your hands. Whatever works for you!

Step 4: Get Scooping

Get Scooping

Now use a small ice cream or cookie scoop and grab some of that delicious batter.

Step 5: Roll and Coat

Roll and Coat

And roll the dough into 12 bite-sized balls. Once rolled, they’re ready to coat in coconut. Once rolled in coconut, they’re ready to enjoy!

Oatmeal Cookie Energy Balls – Makes 12 balls

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup creamy almond butter
  • ½ cup hemp hearts
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon apple pie spice
  • 10 large pitted dates
  • ¾ cup dried currants or raisins

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Directions:

In a hi-speed blender or food processor, blend together almond butter, hemp hearts, and ½ cups of coconut flakes, vanilla, and apple pie spice until very well combined. Fold currants into the batter.

Scoop the dough with a small ice cream scoop into tablespoon-sized balls. Roll balls until firm and well-packed, then roll in shredded coconut. Enjoy immediately or store in a fridge until ready to eat, for up to 2 weeks.


Comments

  • Donna

    Thank you for the recipe … but … there’s no oatmeal – correct?

    • couponscom

      Correct! These “oatmeal cookie” bites are a healthy treat that simulates the flavor of oatmeal cookies. Thanks for reading!

    • Donna

      Thank you! That’s what I was thinking. I appreciate you responding :)

  • http://busyzenlife.com Sherry @ BusyZenLife.com

    I noticed there is no oatmeal in the recipe even though it’s called Oatmeal Cookie Energy Balls. I am assuming it’s because it tastes like oatmeal but isn’t. Is that right or is there an ingredient missing?

    • couponscom

      Hi Sherry — you’re right! These energy balls are a raw, grain-free treat when you’re craving oatmeal cookies or another baked good. Thanks for reading!

  • Michelle McQuay

    Hello,
    I am so pleased to say that this is the BEST Pinterest “healthy choice” recipe I have found, THANK YOU! I am curious to see if there is a calorie count for the balls, I haven’t seen one. However, I am a Weight Watcher member and have entered all the ingredients and found each ball to be 5 points which would put them around 165 calories each, which I think is extremely high! What are your thoughts? Regardless, it is my FAVORITE POWER SNACK to date! Thanks again!

    • couponscom

      Hi Michelle, We don’t have the nutritional information for all of our recipes, but that’s something we’d like to add in the future. The calories in this recipe come primarily from the almond butter, which makes these a great snack when you need an energy boost!

      If you’re looking for more “skinny” recipes, check out these options: http://www.coupons.com/thegoodstuff/?s=skinny

      Thanks for reading!
      Jennifer, The Good Stuff