When your kids need a snack, but it’s too hot to turn on the oven, give this no-bake cookie recipe a try. Better yet, let the kids make the cookies! With wholesome ingredients you probably already have on hand, these cookie balls make a great afternoon snack or a simple treat to pack along for that end of summer getaway!
Yield: 24 cookie balls
½ cup almond butter
⅓ cup honey
2 t. vanilla extract
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
½ cup chocolate chips
½ cup cocoa nibs
Sea salt to taste
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Mix almond butter, honey and vanilla extract together in a bowl until smooth. Stir oats, coconut, chocolate chips, cocoa nibs and sea salt into almond butter mixture until well combined.
Take a small bit of the dough and roll it into balls; place on the parchment paper and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Substitute any nut butter for the almond butter and any natural sweetener for the honey. For added nutrition, substitute unsweetened dried fruit for the chocolate chips or ground flax seed or chia seeds for the cocoa nibs.
For fun, substitute the chocolate chips and/or cocoa nibs with candy covered chocolate pieces or roll the balls in sprinkles, powdered sugar or coconut before refrigerating.