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No-Bake Cookies (Energy Balls)

no-bake cookiesThese no-bake cookies came to be because my oven broke. Also, because it’s been sweltering outside so turning the oven on is not a fun thing to do right now. My entire house gets hot. It makes me feel like a chuck roast sitting in a crock-pot.

These no-bake cookies also came to be because I asked my favorite group of MoM’s what they wanted to see here on my blog. Easy snacks for the kiddos was one idea that really jumped out at me. My kids are old enough now that they will tell me they are hungry and sometimes what they want to eat (lots of cheese and nuggets). For the other times, I stand in the kitchen looking through cupboards and the refrigerator trying to find something new to make them. It’s not always easy to whip something up at the request of a “starving” child so I came up with these no-bake cookies that can be made while the kids are at school (or the night before) and be ready for them when they get home.

This recipe makes about 20-24 cookies so they will last the week. Besides being easy to make they are actually quite healthy, compared to most other cookies. The ingredients are simple and you can swap out any kind of chocolate chips or leave them out entirely, nuts, seeds, different kinds of nut butters etc. The possibilities are really endless. Also, if your kids like to help out in the kitchen, this is a great recipe they can be involved with. My kids like to throw stuff at each other and they don’t listen to me so we aren’t quite there yet..

I’d love to hear what other things you would like me to post here. Tell me in the comments.no-bake cookiesIMG_9512IMG_9524 IMG_9542 IMG_9530

No-Bake Cookies (Energy Balls)
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Prep Time
45 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
45 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup peanut butter
  2. 1/3 cup honey
  3. 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  4. 1 cup shredded coconut
  5. pinch of kosher salt
  6. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  7. 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  8. 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  9. 1/2 cup granola for rolling (I processed mine until finely chopped)
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix together peanut butter and honey. Add oats, coconut, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and chocolate chips and stir to combine. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Remove from fridge and use a small cookie scoop or heaping tablespoon to scoop out dough and form into balls. Roll balls in granola.
Notes
  1. Store in an airtight container. Can be store at room temperature but they are delicious when eaten cold too!
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  • Dru
    September 1, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    I’ll be making these as part as my food prep today! Thanks!