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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls

Fast snacks! I need fast, healthy snacks on hand.

When I get home from teaching a Zumba class, I’m starving and craving protein.  If I have a late class, I don’t want a huge meal, but I need fuel.

I’m also a freaking busy woman and don’t have time to make complicated meals or snacks.

This recipe is so easy, I can pass the responsibility of making these cookie dough balls off to my kids. Might as well, since they seem to claim them for their after school snack.

I found the original recipe in one of my favourite cookbooks is Oh She Glows by Angela Liddon. Great book!

Mine is modified just slightly, but the credit goes to her for such a tasty delicious snack.

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls
 
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Recipe type: Snack
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups of rolled oats (gluten free if required)
  • 2 Tbsps coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsps natural peanut butter (for nut free, use sunflower or pumpkin butter)
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup almond flour (or make your own almond meal)
  • ¼ tsp fine sea salt
  • 2 Tbsps mini chocolate chips (dark is preferred)
Instructions
  1. Line a cookie tray with parchment paper.
  2. Using a high-speed blender, blend the rolled oats until a flour forms. It should be fairly fine. Set aside.
  3. Combine the coconut oil, peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla and beat with a hand mixer until super smooth. Add shredded coconut, almond flour, the newly created oat flour, and beat again until combined.
  4. Fold in the mini chocolate chips.
  5. Roll the dough into small balls, about 1 tablespoon of mixture.
  6. Place the balls on the cookie tray and freeze for at least 10 minutes.
  7. Transfer to a freezer safe container and store in the freezer for fast delicious snacks.
Notes
1. If you don't have any almond flour, you can make almond meal. Just use a high speed blender (I use a Nutribullet), and grind up unsalted blanched almonds. You won't have to blend very long. Go 5-10 seconds at a time (this will depend on your blender).
2. If any chocolate chips fall out, or for the ones that are left in the bottom of the bowl, just push them in to the peanut butter balls already made.
3. These need to stay frozen. Just pull them out when ready to eat.

PB Cookie Dough Balls

So darn yummy! My caution is try not too devour them all.  Trust, me, you will want to!

After you make a batch, remember to come back and let me know how you did! Or leave me a message now and let me know if you are going to try to make a batch.

Enjoy! Love,
Karen

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