Disappearing Cookie Dough Balls

Disappearing Cookie Dough Balls

Are you working on replacing sugary sweets with healthy treats? Along with the Power Balls, these are some of my kids' favorites. As promised, here's the recipe for raw cookie dough balls. 

Adapted from the recipe here, my version has flax and coconut which are cheaper than nuts.

I also added raisins and tried cutting back on the agave. I think they're sweet enough with just 3 tbsp. of agave. (Did you know my Costco has a pack of two 36-ounce bottles of agave for $9.99? What a deal!)

Disappearing Cookie Dough Balls
Yields: about 16 balls (for printable version click here)

⅔ cup raw almonds
⅓ cup ground flax
⅓ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
⅔ cup rolled oats
2 tbsp. raisins
¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
⅛ tsp. salt
3-4 tbsp. agave nectar (depending on your desire for sweetness)
2 tsp. vanilla
¼ cup mini dark chocolate chips

  1. Process nuts, flax, coconut, oats, raisins, cinnamon, and salt in food processor until it’s a fine meal.
  2. Add agave and vanilla and process until it sticks together.
  3. Add chocolate chips and pulse.
  4. Put in refrigerator or freezer for 15-30 minutes (or skip this step if you don’t mind working a little more to get a nice ball).
  5. Form into balls (about a tablespoon each).
  6. Place into airtight container. To watch them disappear, just show your family where you stored them.

I soak and dehydrate my raw nuts before using them. When I made these, I had a batch of almonds in the fridge that I hadn’t dehydrated yet. They worked perfectly. (I knew I’d be using some almonds in recipes like this, so after soaking and rinsing them overnight I stored some in the fridge without dehydrating them. The others, I dehydrated and stored in the freezer.)