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After making my homemade Cheerios-like toasted oats cereal a while back I pondered how to eat the precious O’s I cut by hand. I could splash some ice-cold milk on top of them and crunch away – they’d be gone in 5 minutes flat. Instead I decided to morph them into something a little more creative that would make my homemade efforts last longer. Thus, these snack balls were created.
fYou could follow this recipe and make your O’s at home first, or you could simply drive to any grocery store in America and pick up a box of Cheerios cereal. Whatever path you choose, these balls come together in 5 minutes. They are made with simple ingredients and are full of nurients, from healthy seeds, hearty oats, crunchy O’s and creamy coconut butter.
The coconut butter is the binder that keeps these balls together. You’ll want to make sure as you’re preparing the recipe your coconut butter is very soft – at room temp and possibly microwaved or heated in a pot of steamy water if you keep your AC very low or it’s winter time. But once the balls are formed, pop these babies in the refrigerator so the coconut butter binds them together.
Start with your O’s in a bowl and dust them with pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon or nothing!)
And then all of your seeds and oats.
And then blob in the sunflower butter and coconut butter.
With slightly damp hands (to keep the mixture from sticking), form the ingredients into golf ball sized rounds.
They might not be perfect, but who cares!?
Put them in the fridge so they harden and store them cool. To enjoy, allow to thaw for 2-3 minutes.
Homemade Coconut O’s Snack Balls
Prep time: 5 minutes // Makes: 6 balls
- 1/3 cup Toasted Oats Cereal or Cheerios™ cereal
- ¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
- 1 tbsp sunbutter
- 1 tbsp honey
- 3 tbsp coconut butter, softened
- ¼ cup old fashioned oats
1. Start with your O’s in a bowl and dust them with pumpkin pie spice.
2. Add seeds, sunbutter, honey, coconut butter and oats and mix together well.
3. With slightly damp hands, form into balls.
4. Store balls in the fridge until hardened and store in fridge.
I made the recipe with regular Cheerios cereal too – it works just as well!
This post was sponsored by General Mills