No Bake Granola Balls

Recipe by jenne
READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    cups rolled oats (sometimes I use 1.5 cups rolled oats and 0.5 cups steel cut oats)
  • 12
    cup crunchy peanut butter (if using JIF, Skippy or any brand with sugar, omit the sugar below)
  • 12
    cup honey
  • 2
    tablespoons packed brown sugar (lately I have been just using 2 T of Splenda instead of this)
  • 14
    cup chopped mixed nuts (I like to use almond slivers and chopped walnuts mixed or pistachio's)
  • 18
    cup raisins (I use golden ones)
  • 18
    cup dried cranberries (May sub with dried blueberries or dried cherries)
Advertisement

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spread oats and coconut on a cookie sheet. Place in the oven and toast for about 12 minutes, stirring twice, until lightly browned.
  • Meanwhile, combine the peanut butter, honey and brown sugar in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring continuously, until ingredients are thoroughly blended and sugar has completely melted (about 2 minutes).
  • Add the toasted oats and coconut to the peanut butter mixture, followed by the nuts, raisins and cranberries. Stir to combine. Set aside to cool for about 10 minutes.
  • Working with dampened hands, shape into bite sized balls and refrigerate for an hour. I usually let mine sit out for about 15 minutes prior to serving.
Advertisement