Cookie balls. (The Bonus Sisters’ favorite!)
Call them what you want, these versatile, easy, no bake bites of oats/honey/peanut butter and other goodness have been a staple at our homemade granola loving house . We travel with them, share them with the ball team, pack them for lunches, and even grab a couple for a rushed breakfast. Or second breakfast. Or after-swimming snack.
No Bake Granola Balls
3 cups oats (we like old-fashioned, but quick oats would work, too)
1 cup natural peanut butter
½ cup honey
¼ cup flax seeds
½ cup dried cranberries
½ cup mini chocolate chips
½ shredded coconut
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. I use my hand mixer on low to get started, then finish the rest by hand.
Scoop and roll into 1 inch(ish) balls. I use a cookie scoop like this to make the task super easy and the balls uniform.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge, or freeze for longer storage.
Don’t like flax seeds? dried cranberries? coconut? Leave them out and add an equivalent amount of oats! Found miniature M&M baking bits on clearance at the grocery store? (Just me?) Use them instead of or with the chocolate chips for a special treat.
Peanuts, walnuts, white chocolate, sunflower seed kernels… the options are limitless. Substitute freely!
Makes 3 dozen balls.