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No-Bake Almond Butter Balls

No-Bake Almond Butter Balls

If you are needing a healthy snack that takes a few minutes to throw together, look no further than these no-bake nut butter balls. The combination of a little coconut sugar, almond butter and butter create the base, while the coconut flour holds it all together. The oats, nuts and seeds add a nice crunchy texture. I used dried apricots and love the hint of sweetness and chewiness. Feel free to play around with the nuts and seeds and even switch out the almond butter for sunflower seed or cashew butter or peanut butter or add a chopped dried cherry for another layer of flavor and tartness.

Course healthy snack
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy snack, no cooking required
Servings 16
Author The Cowgirl Gourmet in Santa Fe adapted this recipe from the Minimalist Baker

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plant-based milk
  • 3 tablespoons vegan butter or butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or pure vanilla
  • 1/3 cup salted natural almond butter or other nut butter
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds or hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds roasted and unsalted
  • 1 tablespoon organic pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup almond slivers toasted and unsalted, or other chopped nut of choice
  • 1/4 cup dried fruit of choice, apricots or cherries chopped into bits, optional
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats gluten-free

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a saucepan, add the coconut sugar, nut milk and butter and place over medium heat. 

    No-bake almond butter balls
  3. Bring to a boil and, once bubbling, swirl pan to combine ingredients and let boil for 1 minute.

  4. Remove from the heat and add vanilla, almond butter and salt and stir to combine. 

  5. Add the coconut flour, seeds and nuts. Add dried chopped fruit, if using. 

    No-bake almond butter balls
  6. Add the oats and stir well to combine and incorporate all of the ingredients.

    No-bake almond butter balls
  7. Using a small cookie scoop or a tablespoon, drop balls onto the prepared baking sheet. If you need to, use your fingers to cinch the seeds and nuts together so it forms a ball. Alternatively, you could wet your hands and roll them into balls.

    No-bake almond butter balls
  8. Let sit in the refrigerator for 20-25 minutes until cool and firm up. 

  9. Enjoy as a snack when the urge hits and store in the fridge.

    No-Bake Almond Butter Balls