Chocolate chip cookies are the quintessential cookie that everyone needs in their baking repertoire and when you become a mother, you best know how to make chocolate chip cookies, because you don’t want your child to be raised in such a cookie-less world.
I’ve been spreading myself really thin lately, due to my own stubbornness and the fact that most of the food here contains msg. Why? I don’t know. Even the simplest of food contains msg or you just can’t find it here, not the msg, just some food, like a really nice sunflower butter or apple butter. Occasionally I would love a little bit of convenience just to make things a bit easier even amazon is against me and refuse to ship some of their items here. Why amazon? Why? I love you and want to buy everything from you, why do you play me like this?
Sometimes life throws you curve balls and makes you zen it out in the kitchen, while creating a whole bunch of yummies!
It all starts with the most amazing sourdough rye bread I make for Carl’s work week, this bread is just the best and the more the sourdough starter ages the better it gets. After that I make gluten free protein brownies that’s sugar free and just amazing, sunflower butter, occasionally peanut butter, popcorn trail mix and of course my favourite snack during the week these amazing no bake chocolate balls.
These balls are my favourite little snack, its the fastest thing to grab while taking care of Arren. They taste like a decadent chocolate cookie,but way healthier and you don’t even have to switch on your oven! They’re nut free and made with simple ingredients, well I guess simple for me. I have all these ingredients on hand all the time. You can make these gluten free, by using gluten free oats.
Now, prepare your mouth for the best treat ever.
NO BAKE CHOCOLATE BALLS – 27 Balls
- 1 cup oats
- 3/4 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes
- 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 4 – 5 tbsp cocoa powder or chocolate protein powder ( I usually add protein powder
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1 tbsp water – optional
Add the oats to the food processor and ground until course. Add the rest of the ingredients and process until a firm ball forms. If its having trouble blending add a tbsp water.
When done start forming balls. I come out with 27 balls, but I start of small and end up getting bored and have bigger ones at the end. Refrigerate.
Sit back and enjoy these little treats.