No-bake snack balls are my new obsession. I’m sure many of you are with me on this, but if you have not yet ventured into no-bake ball territory, get on it now! These Oatmeal Raisin Protein Balls are my latest tasty little bites for you to try.
The first reason I love no-bake snack balls is how easy they are to make. As the name implies, there is no baking involved. You pretty much dump all of the ingredients in a bowl or food processor and mix them up. Then you roll the dough into balls and stick in the fridge for them to firm up. That’s it. Anyone can do this. If you have kids, they would love the job of helping make these.
The second reason I love no-bake snack balls is that they pretty much taste like a cookie, but are way healthier. There are general times in the day that I typically turn to these treats. Sometimes during that mid-afternoon slump when I am starting to drag, I crave something sweet. The other time is what I call my “witching hour,” which hits after my kids go to bed and I have the first minute of the day to myself. I just want to snack. Having a batch of these snack balls in my fridge is a lifesaver for either of these times. I can pop one in my mouth and cure any sweet or salty craving I am having. I also love to give these to my kids for a little treat. My daughter gets one in her lunch every day, and she looks so forward to it.
These Oatmeal Raisin Protein Balls were inspired by one of my favorite cookies. I love oatmeal raisin cookies, but I certainly don’t keep them around the house. These taste just as good to me and contain healthy ingredients that I can feel good about eating and giving to my kids. The oatmeal gives you a hit of whole grain and fiber. The peanut butter serves up some healthy fats and protein. That combination right there will help take the edge off of any hunger you might be feeling. The ground flaxmeal adds right to the protein-fiber mix, a respectable amount of honey is used as a sweetener, vanilla gives a little deep flavor, and the raisins offer a sweet, chewy surprise.
All you have to do to make these Oatmeal Raisin Protein Balls is dump everything in a bowl and stir. Then roll into balls and put in an airtight container in the fridge. I also sometimes freeze them to make them last longer.
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