“Chilly Nut Balls”
That’s what I’m calling my simple, easy-to-make, healthy, summer snack recipe.
Reviews from my family: “Chewy. Cool. I like it.” “Not bad. Pretty good, actually.” (from my hubby who spurns anything too nutritional.) “Super yummy. Can I have another?” And my personal fave: “Oh, my! Yes! Yes! Yes!”
DISCLAIMER: I’m a pantster–in writing and in cooking. I work with what I have in the cupboard. I don’t measure, and I never make any dish exactly the same way every time. Consider that my gift to you–you’re not locked into any formal recipe here. Buy yummy stuff you like, experiment with small batches until you find what works for you, and, as long you include chocolate, you can’t go wrong.
Deb’s “sorta” recipe: CHILLY NUT BALLS
In a bowl, combine (measurements are extremely approximate):
1/2 C almond butter
1/4 C Nutella
1/2 C applesauce
Then add to mixture:
1/2 C sunflower seeds (roasted & salted are best, IMO)
1/2 C raisins
3/4 C chocolate chips (you can tell where my priorities are)
Stir together before adding:
1 C oatmeal (I bought the 1-minute kind by mistake and like it best in this recipe). You may need more to give desired consistency. You don’t want them too sticky to form into balls.
Cover and chill one hour, then shape into balls.
Keep refrigerated, serve and snack to your heart’s content.
These have become my late-afternoon pick-me-up after a long day of playing publisher (second book in my BETTING ON LOVE series is almost ready for review). These little gems might be the reason I finally (after a hassle with iBooks) got both of my new WEST COAST HAPPILY-EVER-AFTER Boxed Sets up. Are you a fan boxed sets? Makes sense. You never miss a book, and, of course, save money, too.