Choco-Coco Oatmeal Almond Balls | Gluten Free

Choco-coco oatmeal almond balls

 

These balls of deliciousness are quick and easy to make, requiring no baking, and are packed with protein! One of the most common questions I am asked by moms, is for a good on-the-go snack that is healthy and filling. These kinds of quick snacks can also be challenging to find for families switching to a diet with less gluten, while still satisfying that “snacky sweet-tooth.” If you like peanut butter (or almond butter), chocolate, coconut, and something you can whip together fast; this is for you.

Pack them in a lunch box, diaper bag, or purse. They’re perfect for long days (and low blood sugar), or a power snack after a workout. Choco-Coco Oatmeal Almond Balls – yes, yes, and yes!

Choco-coco balls - Ingredients

What You Need:

  • 1 Cup Whole Almonds or Almond Flour
  • 2 Cups Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (Gluten Free or Regular)
  • 1 Cup Shredded Coconut (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 Cup Almond Butter or Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Raisins
  • 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips (Enjoy Life – dairy, nut & soy free)

Preparation:

  1. If you don’t have almond flour on hand, finely grind almonds in a food processor until reaching a flour-like consistency (this is the healthiest and freshest way to start your recipe).
  2. Mix the almond flour, oats, coconut, and sea salt together in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Stir in the water at room temperature.
  4. Drizzle the honey and coconut oil over the mixture and stir until incorporated.
  5. Add the almond butter or peanut butter into the mix and stir as the texture becomes thicker and tacky.
  6. Finally, stir in the raisins and chocolate chips until evenly distributed throughout the mixture.
  7. Using a standard spoon, scoop a tablespoon of the mixture at a time, and roll into a ball.
  8. Place them on a baking tray and refrigerate for at least one hour before enjoying!

*It is not necessary to refrigerate the Coco-Choco Oatmeal Almond balls, but this helps them set up better and stay together (as they travel with you on your commute).

Choco-coco balls - Final

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