All Natural No Bake Cookie Balls

If you could only eat one kind of cookie for the rest of your life, what would it be? This is my choice… the No-Bake Cookie or as some may call it a Chocolate Oatie. I just love the gooey chocolate and the texture. It’s addictive. Of course, all the sugar in a no-bake is addictive too so I try to stay away from them. Until now!

So many “ball” recipes have been floating around the internet and I drool over most of them, but still shy away so as to keep myself on a healthy path. Finally, I decided enough was enough. I don’t need to deprive myself completely and darn it… I was really craving Chocolate Oaties! So I mixed and matched and came up with a fabulous all-natural alternative to my favorite!

I will confess that they are not exactly the same as a regular Chocolate Oatie. These are not a “drop by the teaspoonful” kind of cookie. With a drier consistency, they require being rolled up. But I’ll take it because these little bad boys are delicious!

No Bake Cookie Balls

And… you can customize them! This recipe goes straight for the No-Bake Chocolate Oatie goodness. However, you can sneak in some extra ingredients to healthy up your diet even more and pack in the protein. Try adding:

  • Flaxseed (I’d suggest grinding them up otherwise the little pops of crunch are a little odd)
  • Coconut flakes
  • Powdered protein shake, chocolate or vanilla (add an extra 1 Tbsp yogurt to keep balls from getting too dry)

It’s is more than just a cookie ball, it’s the base of a personalized energy ball that will pack whatever punch you’re looking for!

 

All Natural No Bake Cookie Balls

Prep Time:10 mins
Total Time:10 mins
Yields: 18

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cocoa, unsweetened
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 cup yogurt

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix well.
  • Roll mixture into 18 balls, each about 1.5-2 inches in size.
  • If you can resist devouring the cookie balls for awhile, I'd suggest allowing them to firm up in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes. But if you can't help yourself, dig in!
  • Store in refrigerator.

This little things are sooooo good it’s hard to stop eating them! May the odds be ever in your favor!

Alisha

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