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No-Bake Chocolate Banana Oat Balls
- 2 cups rice cereal
- 2 ripe banana
- 2 tbsp sunflower seed butter
- 2/3 cup instant oatmeal
- 4 tsp cocoa
- Mash the bananas first with a fork
- Add remaining ingrediants and mix with a spoon
- roll into balls and place on a no stick pan
- place in fridge to chill for 1 hour
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I like to make things easy and place the recipe at the top so it is easy! Nothing irks me more than to have to scroll on and on for the recipe, especially when my phone likes to shut down after a minute of no use…and that means scrolling over and over! This means I break the rules of smart blogging. So the recipe to these Bo-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Banana Balls recipe is up on the top of the blog page.
My kids love after school snacks, middle of the day snacks and anything sweet! The problem is finding something that is relatively healthy and also something that is peanut-free! Our schools are all peanut-free and the majority of the no-bake recipes I found require peanut butter. After a quick google search, I decided to replace peanut butter with sunflower butter. I also double-checked to see if sunflower seeds were in the same allergy family as peanuts and they are not!
Super Fast and Easy to Make
The recipe only took about 5 minutes of prep work but an hour in the fridge. I loathe rolling the balls of the batter because it was sticky and gross but it only took a simple handwash to remedy that situation.
The kids were a bit dubious, the love warm cookies but the draws of chocolate won them over. 5 minutes of prep, 60 minutes of chilling and 1 minute to inhale the entire cookie sheet (save two I hoarded so I could take pictures!). The all requested these little delights for an after school snack. They are a bit sticky and still soft. Unless they are put into a hard container they would be hard to transport to school.
The sunflower seed butter was DELICIOUS! It does have sugar already added (they didn’t have a sugar free option at our grocery store). The other surprise was I didn’t realize that ripe bananas are 50% off at our grocery store! With seven people to feed, I am always looking for deals and this was a nice little find (be prepared for more banana goodness!). The hurdle we all had was the fact these look so much like macaroons! Our eyes see them as this sugary sweet concoction and they do hit the spot, without any of the guilt!