Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip No Bake Balls

I made these way back in the beginning of the summer when I was looking for something simple and healthy to throw together. And aside from trying to find the almond flour, these were so easy to make. I didn’t use any shredded coconut because I didn’t think it went with the “peanut butter-chocolate” flavor combination well. Or at least it didn’t help with the flavor I wanted to get from the cookies.

The original recipe calls for maple syrup. I did NOT like that combination with the peanut butter and chocolate… it just didn’t work for me. So I changed it to honey, which I feel pairs much better with peanut butter. Plus, it has some serious viscosity so I figured it would work better to help things stick together, which is something you’ll want with cookies like this.

Basically if you are looking for healthy, easy, and oven-free, these are it!! Enjoy : )

 

5.0 from 1 reviews

Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip No Bake Balls
Serves: 15 balls
 

Ingredients
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut, optional
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ cup natural peanut butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix together well with a spatula.
  2. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Roll into balls. Keep refrigerated.

 

adapted from Running to the Kitchen

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  • Becky {Becky Bakes}

    These sound good! I bet they could be adapted to be nut-free for my kids if I replace the almond flour and use sun butter. Thanks for sharing!

  • trish

    I just made these for my four grandkids (6yr to 20mo). I used almond butter and sun butter mixed. WOW! The G-kids devoured them. The littlest one kept asking for “mores” :) Dzadzu and Maa Ma loved them too!! I printed off a copy to give their extra busy Mom for the quickest healthy sweet treat ever!! Thank you!!

  • trish

    P.S. I did not use the coconut because it is such a dominant flavor. Don’t omit the flax seed – it adds so much to the flavor! Plus flax seed is a fantastic source for Omega-3.

3 comments… add one

  • Becky {Becky Bakes}

    These sound good! I bet they could be adapted to be nut-free for my kids if I replace the almond flour and use sun butter. Thanks for sharing!

  • trish

    I just made these for my four grandkids (6yr to 20mo). I used almond butter and sun butter mixed. WOW! The G-kids devoured them. The littlest one kept asking for “mores” :) Dzadzu and Maa Ma loved them too!! I printed off a copy to give their extra busy Mom for the quickest healthy sweet treat ever!! Thank you!!

  • trish

    P.S. I did not use the coconut because it is such a dominant flavor. Don’t omit the flax seed – it adds so much to the flavor! Plus flax seed is a fantastic source for Omega-3.

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