I have been making these Powerball Cookies for years now. I love to double batch them and stick a bunch in the freezer.
I have no doubt that you’ll love this 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. Uh, did I mention they are good? From frozen, just nuke them for 20 seconds when ready to eat. Enjoy!
Powerball Cookies are a healthy, real-food snack. Careful, it’s hard to stop at just one!
- 1 cup peanut butter or almond butter
- 1 cup honey (I often cut this back to 3/4 cup and make up the 1/4 cup with more nut butter)
- 3 cups old-fashioned oats (quick-cooking works fine)
- 1/2 cup ground flax seed 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)
- 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.
Freezer Meal Instructions:
Shape in to balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with waxed or parchment paper. Flash freeze for a few hours so the cookies don’t stick to one another. Then put in to a freezer bag or airtight container for up to 3 months.
Warm cookies in the microwave for 15-20 seconds or eat frozen.