• Powerball Cookies Recipe

    by healthyrefuge on February 9, 2010


    powerball cookies recipe

    Eat one of these and you’re guaranteed to win the lotto!  Well, maybe not, but at least you’ll enjoy a delicious, easy to make, relatively healthy cookie.  Seriously, these little orbs deliver on that promise.  My kids enjoy helping me make these every few weeks or so (and sneaking a few chocolate chips on the sly).  Then, we freeze most of them, so we don’t gorge ourselves silly on them.  Uh, did I mention they are good?  From frozen, just nuke them for 20 seconds when ready to eat.  Enjoy!

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    Powerball Cookies

    Yields: 30-35 cookies

    Powerball Cookies are a healthy, real-food snack. Careful, it's hard to stop at just one!

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup peanut butter or almond butter
    • 1 cup honey
    • 3 cups old-fashioned oats (quick-cooking works fine)
    • 1/2 cup flaxseed or wheat germ Why eat flaxseed?
    • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
    • 1 cup any combination of nuts and soft dried fruits (I used 1/2 chopped pecans and 1/2 raisins)

    Instructions

    Blend peanut butter and honey until smooth. You may want to warm them first to make this step easier.

    Mix in oats and flaxseed or wheat germ.

    Add chocolate chips and dried fruit and/or nuts. Stir until well combined.

    Shape into balls (using wet hands or wet cookie scoop is easiest) and refrigerate or freeze.

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    Ashley February 10, 2010 at 1:02 am

    Rachel – we haven't met, but I really enjoy reading your blog (and have for about a month). In fact, it may just motivate me to cook a bit more! We've been trying to eat more whole wheat, fruits and veggies while avoiding too much salt and sugar. Still having trouble converting wholly to the beautiful organic aisles of Hy-Vee and Clovers though. Thanks for writing!

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    Rachel February 10, 2010 at 2:47 am

    Thanks for reading, Ashley. I think I've seen your comments on Every Square Inch before?? Way to take some steps towards healthy eating! Hope we can meet sometime.

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    Anonymous February 10, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    These look great Rachel. Would you say they're soft enough for younger toddlers?

    Thanks! Really enjoy the blog too!
    Jena

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    Rachel February 10, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Hi Jena,

    I feed them to Hannah (15 months and has only her front teeth) and she does fine. You might take out the dried fruit from the toddler bites.

    Also, I may try making them with Agave nectar instead of honey next time to cut back on the amount of sugar for my kids. Just an idea.

    Thanks for reading!

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    Darcie February 25, 2010 at 3:54 am

    Oh, I'm so glad you tried these! My boys really do love them and they inhale them. They last in the fridge for several days, too, fyi! :)

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    Natalie July 26, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    My three-year-old daughter and I are making these when she wakes up as a reward for her taking a good nap. I think she and my husband will love them! Um, and if she doesn’t I’m okay with eating a few now and then from my freezer. ;)

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    Rachel July 27, 2012 at 3:16 am

    Nice, Natalie! I’ve been known to use them as a reward, too. :) Enjoy!

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    Tammy August 2, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Hi, Rachel!

    I made something similar with my kindergarten class when I was in kindergarten many, many moons ago. We were doing an activity in Girl Scouts a few years ago, so I did my best to remember what we put in it and made a very similar recipe to this (without the chocolate chips) and added a little powdered milk to the recipe. We called them “squirrel food.” They enjoyed them very much. These definitely have a lot of energy and are so much fun to make with (or for) children, just not too late at night or they’ll never get to sleep. ;-)

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    Rachel August 2, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Squirrel Food…love it!

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    Tracy August 2, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Hi Rachel,
    Just curious as to whether you’ve had any luck with baking these as opposed to nuking them. Love the simplicity of it, though, and can’t wait to make them this weekend!

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    Rachel August 2, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Tracy, I’ve never tried to bake them. You’ll have to let me know if you try. I don’t think they’d make it to the oven b/c we eat them before then. :)

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    Sally M August 3, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    OMG these cookies were like the best thing that ever happened to me like wow I am soooooooooo telling everybody about ur sooooooooo totally awesome recipe!!!!!! Yeah man GO POWERBALLS

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    Poppy Zitsman August 3, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    their in the fridge right now but once they come I am gonna pop pop pop them into my mouth

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