Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Balls (Plant-Based): #177 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

These delicious treats take a few minutes to whip up and don’t need to be baked. No refined sugar, no white flour, no dairy, just amazing flavor and decadent enjoyment. It’s a sweet plant-based treat that’s also good brain fuel for home learning days. Inspired by the Oh She Glows cookbook.

This is part of our 1,000 Food Experiments to create sustainable meals for our family and hopefully yours.

Ingredients ($4 total for about 18 balls)

2 tbsp coconut oil, room temperature – $1.10
2 tbsp natural peanut butter – $0.29
1/4 cup maple syrup – $0.95
1 tsp vanilla – $0.20
1 1/2 cups oats, blended into a powder – $0.18
1/2 cup almond flour/ground almonds – $0.63
1/4 tsp salt – $0.01
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips – $0.75

Directions

1. In a medium bowl, mix the coconut oil, peanut butter, maple syrup and vanilla until smooth and well combined. And in your blender, make sure that the oats are blended up into a flour-like powder.

2. Add the oats, almond flour, salt, and chocolate chips to the wet ingredients. Stir it up well to make a thick dough with chocolate chips evenly distributed and no pockets of oat or almond flour.

3. Use your hands to form the dough into about 18 balls, if you can keep yourself from snacking on the dough as you roll the balls! Eat them as is or chill them in the fridge or freezer for a refreshing treat.

Sustainability Score (explained here)

  • Time to make: 3 = <1 hour
  • Servings: 3 = lots of leftovers
  • Cost per serving: 3 = <$5
  • Deliciousness:  3 = when are we having this again?
  • Environmental impact: 3 = minimal damage
  • Nutritional value: 2 = healthy-ish
  • TOTAL: 17/18

If any of you amazing cooks tried it, or have other recipes you’d like us to experiment with, please let me know. Wishing you and your family a healthy, happy day!

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