Peanut butter and chocolate chip oatmeal cookie dough snack balls
Are you guys ready for this super easy, super delicious peanut butter and chocolate chip oatmeal cookie dough snack ball recipe?! Haha quite a name I know, but I kinda had to get everything in there, so you would know just how yum these are!! As some of you might have noticed I have already posted recipes for cookie dough bliss balls right here and here, but I got a lot of requests for an alternative version of these made without nuts and dates, so I thought I would give it a try. These snack balls are completely nut and date free for those with allergies and they are so easy to make since you do not need a food processor like you do with the two other recipes. I love to snack on these at night when I feel those annoying dessert cravings coming on – seriously I have no spine when it comes to these things, so I might as well have some healthier treats available or else I know that I will go crazy and eat the not-in-any-way-healthy stuff instead ;)
I must admit that my two original cookie dough recipes with cashews and dates are still my favorites, but they are also a bit more indulgent, so these are a great alternative if you want a slightly healthier option or if you have allergies. When I make these I usually don’t really measure things, I like to mix it up and try different versions e.g. with more apple sauce instead of peanut butter or vice versa, so feel free to experiment and make your very own version!
Ingredients – 12 snack balls:
2 1/2 deciliter (about 1 cup) oats*
2 tablespoons buckwheat flour
1 teaspoon pure vanilla powder
2 tablespoons pure maple sirup
2 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce
2-3 tablespoons peanut butter
25 gram dark chocolate (I used one with 70% cacao), chopped
*If you use rolled oats then I would recommend giving them a quick blend or they will be very chewy.
Simply add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix until everything is well combined and have formed a thick dough – you might need to kneed it together with your hands to get it stick together properly. Roll the dough into 12 little snack balls and then put them in the fridge for about an hour to allow them to set properly. Enjoy!