These healthy luscious No-Bake Oatmeal Balls are even tastier than they look if that’s possible! Not only are they nutritious, these yummy Oatmeal Balls are filled with all things good for you. And, the best part is they only take 5 minutes to make! Yes, you read it right, with only a little help from your trusty food processor, it only takes about 5 minutes from start to finish to make these little bite-size morsels.
My husband loves oatmeal raisin cookies, they are absolutely his favorite! He also loves peanut butter and I often see him in the kitchen sneaking a big spoonful of peanut butter after dinner. So I knew, he would love these Oatmeal Balls which are filled with oatmeal, dates, dried cranberries, and peanut butter. These little bites of heaven which are about as close to perfect as you can get, don’t contain any sugar or flour and are only about 100 calories each. Each bite also provides 11% of the daily requirement for dietary fiber. They are perfect for snacking and would be great for a quick on-the-go breakfast.
So, if I have convinced you that these No-Bake Oatmeal Balls are something you simply have to make, let’s get started. There are only 5 ingredients and I’ll bet you probably already have most of them in your pantry. To begin, gather the ingredients which are pitted dates, dried cranberries or Craisins, quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats, cinnamon and peanut butter.
Put the pitted dates in a food processor fitted with a steel blade and pulse about 20 times, or until the dates are completely chopped up into small pieces.
Add the Craisins, oats, and cinnamon and pulse about 5-7 times, or until everything is thoroughly mixed.
Add the peanut butter and 1 tablespoon of water and pulse again until the mixture is thoroughly mixed and easily forms a ball when you squeeze it in your hand. It will be sticky.
Using a small ice cream or cookie scoop, scoop about 1 tablespoon of the mixture in your hand and roll into a tight ball. Continue with the rest of the mixture. Put each ball into a mini-muffin pan paper liner. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1-hour. May be stored in your refrigerator in an airtight container.
Makes about 16-18 balls.
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