Having a snack to grab on the go is a must in my life because I like to be prepared. I don’t want to be caught running errands, getting “hangry” with low-blood sugar. These Oat Nut Butter Balls are perfect. Toss them in a reusable snack pouch and take off.
Also… they make nice midnight snacks. My husband often works through the night and raids the fridge for quick snacks. These fit the bill.
NOTE: These do not have a lot of sugar. The only sugar will be from the dark chocolate you choose and the raisins. Therefore, they are not very sweet. If you prefer sweeter balls, then add some raw honey or maple syrup or whatever you like.
Oat Nut Butter Balls
- 3/4 cup nut butter (I prefer crunchy)
- 1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate (fair-trade is important!)
- 1 cup uncooked oats
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds
- 1/3 cup raisins
- pinch sea salt
- Optional extra credit: adding cinnamon, turmeric, and fennel seeds
Mash everything together in a bowl and form into balls. I like to use a small ice cream scooper to assist in better ball formation, but free formed balls have character, so go with your gut on that one. Store these in the fridge so they get more firm.