Friday, March 8, 2013

Mocha Chip Oaty Balls - No Bake!

 I don't feel overly guitly if I have one (or three) of these yummers as they are pretty healthy for a sweet treat, and contain no white sugar or flour, yay!   Because they have the coffee in them I keep them secret from the littles, hidden away in the fridge just for me!

They take almost no time to throw together, and you'll need only one bowl.  First mix up all dry ingredients...
...adding next all the wet ingredients, mixing until it comes together.  Then using your hands squeeze into balls, and place in sealable container, and transfer to fridge for firming...

...aaand then eating!

No Bake Mocha Chip Oaty Balls
Recipe adapted from: chocolatecoveredkatie

2 Tbsp cocoa/cacao powder
3/4 cup quick oats
1/4 cup oat flour  make your own by blending oats in a blender/food processor until they become powder. Measure after blending
2 Tbsp ground flax seeds/flax meal
1/4 tsp salt
3 Tbsp agave nectar or honey 
1 1/2 tsp instant coffee/espresso granules (I used Starbucks singles)
1/4 cup carob/chocolate/cacao chips
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 Tbsp water
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

In a mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients and stir.
In measuring cup melt coconut oil, and add remaining liquid ingredients, then pour wet into dry and stir until fully incorporated.
Now you can roll or squeeze into balls and place in fridge to firm up. (because we're using coconut oil, these cookies will harden when chilled, but they go back to being soft if left out.) 

 For gluten-free use certified-gf oats and oat flour.


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