Food: Raw Peanut Balls



Hello Lovelies! It's Heather from the Lovely Cupboard.





Most of us need a little break from our holiday indulging, but that doesn't mean that we have to kick sweets all together. I've got a very healthy sweet treat that even your vegan friends will enjoy. These raw peanut balls are quick, healthy, and very easy to make. No baking required. My mom made a version of these peanut butter balls when I was growing up. I decided to take them up a notch with orange marmalade and coconut flakes. Here's what you'll need to pick up at the store:



1. Pulse 1 cup of rolled oats in a food processor until they are coarsely ground.
2. Add ground oats, 1/2 cup of peanut butter, 1/3 cup of marmalade, 1/4 cup of raisins, and 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds to a large bowl and stir to combine. (I added a splash of orange juice to the mix, but this is optional. If you don't have OJ, add one more tablespoon of marmalade and one teaspoon of water.)
3. Using a large melon baller or teaspoon, scoop out mixture and roll in your hands until a ball forms. Place on wax paper.
4. Roll in coconut flakes (I used dried, unsweetened coconut flakes). If you use cocoa, sprinkle it on top rather rolling the ball in cocoa.
5. This should make about 16  treats. Allow to chill in fridge 30 minutes before serving. These can be frozen and eaten up to two weeks later. Enjoy!
 


You could use this recipe and add any array of things. I've always wanted to try dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds or even coarsely chopped dark chocolate and crystalized ginger. Maybe I'll make another batch with my left over peanut butter! 



What are some of your favorite healthy treats?






 -images & post by Heather Freeman









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18 comments

  1. Looking good and i guess that is super tasty!

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  2. These look super scrummy! I guess choccy biccies don't get classed as a 'healthy snack' ?!

    Emma xx

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  3. These sound sooooooo amazing, and easy! I'm going to have to make these ASAP. Thanks so much for sharing, have a great weekend! :)

    Courtney Deyle

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  4. This look delicious--we will definitely be giving them a try.

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  5. Raw cookie bites are some of my favorite, too!!! I love anything bite-sized and full of pb, though...so I'm pretty easy to please!

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  6. I'll take a dozen, please.

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  7. They look amazing! I'll definitely be making them in the future!

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  8. Those look so amazing! I am practically addicted to peanut butter- instant energy!

    XX Kathryn

    http://lacoquettedelamode.wordpress.com/

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  9. I love how you presented these, they look so delicious! And the way you showcased the ingredients looks fab too.

    :)
    mikky
    www.todaloos.com

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  10. hmmm, delicious! delicous! this way you'll gonna kill me

    ;*

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  11. Yummy! I think I'd make my husband very happy if I made these tonight :) Thanks for sharing!

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  12. oh my goodness these look amazing!

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  13. That looks so delicious! What a sin....

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