Nut Butter Balls

"I think the concept for these was developed for camping and hiking, but I make these for my kids as a healthier alternative to sweet snacks. There are tons of possibilities for variation on almost all of the ingredient which I like a lot."
 
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Ready In:
45mins
Ingredients:
8
Yields:
10-12 dozen
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ingredients

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directions

  • Thoroughly mix the first three ingredients.
  • Add the oats and coconut plus anything additional and stir to coat.
  • Form into a 1 inch round cylinder using wax paper.
  • Chill for about 30 minutes or longer and cut and roll into golf ball sized or smaller pieces.
  • Roll each ball in a dish of sesame seeds (whole or ground) to coat.

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Reviews

  1. Karolina_London
    Wonderful taste, very nutritious. I have used toasted coconut instead of skimmed milk powder and I think it works better as it gives more flavour. I also added chopped nuts as suggested in optional additions. Next time I may try with nuts and dried fruit. I managed to make 18 balls.
     
  2. MissLinguist
    Wow! This is an excellent recipe. I saw it while looking for recipes with blackstrap molasses. I'm trying to stay away from processed sugar and flour, and this recipe doesn't have either. Perfect! The only thing I changed was using unsweetened coconut flakes instead of the skim milk powder, and I didn't use sesame seeds. Also, there is no way this recipe could make 120 balls. My half recipe made 18 balls, each 1 in. in diameter. Thank you so much!
     
  3. HeathersKitchen
    A new favorite for family trips! These are easy to make and taste great! I used the unsweatened shredded coconut instead of skim milk powder. I also used a natural peanut butter. The crunch of the toasted sesame seeds added a wonderful texture. I ended up with 30 (1/2 oz) balls. I formed the balls, rolled in sesame seeds, and placed on a cookie sheet to chill. Once chilled I placed them all in a ziploc bag to keep in the fridge or cooler for quick snacks.
     
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  1. MissLinguist
    Wow! This is an excellent recipe. I saw it while looking for recipes with blackstrap molasses. I'm trying to stay away from processed sugar and flour, and this recipe doesn't have either. Perfect! The only thing I changed was using unsweetened coconut flakes instead of the skim milk powder, and I didn't use sesame seeds. Also, there is no way this recipe could make 120 balls. My half recipe made 18 balls, each 1 in. in diameter. Thank you so much!
     
  2. HeathersKitchen
    A new favorite for family trips! These are easy to make and taste great! I used the unsweatened shredded coconut instead of skim milk powder. I also used a natural peanut butter. The crunch of the toasted sesame seeds added a wonderful texture. I ended up with 30 (1/2 oz) balls. I formed the balls, rolled in sesame seeds, and placed on a cookie sheet to chill. Once chilled I placed them all in a ziploc bag to keep in the fridge or cooler for quick snacks.
     

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