March 14, 2012

Chocolate Oat Balls

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Time for a treat! Ohhh, but there's a trick. Despite their chocolatey appearance and taste, these are mostly packed with oats, flax, almonds, and sunflower seeds. But you would never know! Great for an energy boost or on-the-go snack. My husband and I absolutely love these. I make them a few times a month, usually doubling (and sometimes tripling!) the recipe.


Ingredients
{This makes a small batch, about 6-8 balls}
1/4 cup agave/honey
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or dark)
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup almonds, crushed
1/8 cup ground flax seed
1/8 cup sunflower seeds

Directions
Melt peanut butter and honey in a pan over medium heat.
Add remaining ingredients.
*Note: to crush whole almonds, place them in a ziploc bag on a cutting board and crush with rolling pin.
Stir with spatula for a couple minutes to combine until chocolate thoroughly melts.
Remove from heat and let sit in pan at least 10 minutes to cool and harden a bit.
When it cools enough to touch, mold into balls. They will harden further as they sit for a while.
We store ours in an airtight container in the fridge.

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Can you believe all this healthy goodness is hidden in these tasty little morsels?

6 comments:

  1. i love your recipes i would love to see the nutrician label as i am following Weight watchers

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    1. Hi there! I don't provide nutritional stats, but if you'd like to calculate your own you can try this website:
      http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php
      I've heard it's pretty straightforward and easy to use. Hope that helps! :)

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  2. I love this combo of YUM!! Enjoying these daily with morning coffee...=)

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    1. Hi Marsha! So glad you tried these and like them! Thanks for letting me know. What a perfect treat to accompany your coffee ;)

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  3. Hi Kaitlin! My daughter's sorority (Alpha Chi Omega-Upsilon) had a fundraising bake sale last weekend. I made a quadruple batch (30+) of these Chocolate Oat Balls. My daughter said they were a HIT. They were gone in 30 minutes. I'm going to make more for a birthday celebration in the office next week. (Not for me, of course. ;-) I'm up to 37-1/2 lbs lost!) Have a great day/weekend. I hope the moving went okay?

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    1. Hi Marianne! So nice to hear from you. Moving went great! We are LOVING the new house :) So fun to hear you made these for your daughter's bake sale and they were a hit! Yeah!! We just made a quadruple batch this weekend too. Hope your office loves them just as much! And awesome to hear your progress - 37 lbs, wow! That is absolutely fantastic :D Have a great week!

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