Tuesday, September 27, 2011

peanut butter cookie dough balls

I got this recipe from Oh She Glows and adapted it a little. It doesn't make a big batch, but they taste SO good, and they don't need to be cooked (and they're healthy, too!)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch Cookie Dough Balls

Yield: 12 balls
  • 1/2 cup unsalted cashews (I used salted almonds because that was all I had on hand--then I just didn't add salt later)
  • 1/2 cup regular rolled oat
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup (add gradually until desired consistency is achieved)
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup diced peanuts
  • 1/4 cup rice crisp cereal (I didn't add any cereal, and mine turned out fine.)

1. In a food processor, process the cashews and oats until very fine, like a flour consistency.
2. Add in the flour, salt, and sugar and pulse until combined. Now add in vanilla and maple syrup gradually until desired consistency is achieved. Process until a dough forms. Stop to scrape the sides of the bowl as necessary. Dough will be very sticky! If it is too sticky to make balls, you can add a bit more flour. The type of flour you use will alter the consistency so you may have to adjust it a bit.
3. Add chocolate chips and peanuts into processor and pulse. Scoop dough into a bowl and stir in the rice crisp cereal. Form balls with the dough (lightly wet fingers if necessary). Store in the fridge or freezer.
Note: If dough is too dry, add a bit more maple syrup. If too wet, add a bit more flour.

*Oh She Glows also added these cookies to a "blizzard" smoothie made out of banana. It was SO good!

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