Almond Crunch Balls

by Jen on January 24, 2012

Good morning!  How are you today?  Hope you’re having a good day so far.

Do you like to snack?  If you are anything like me, then your answer is YES!  I eat like a cow.  No, that doesn’t mean I eat a lot, it means I graze.  Instead of the traditional 3 meals a day, I eat 6 small meals a day.  From what I’ve read, this keeps your metabolism burning all day long…and who doesn’t want a faster metabolism?!  Grazing also helps to keep your blood sugar steady throughout the day.

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Sometimes I find myself looking for something to graze on.  I used to run to the pantry and look for a snack, and it often ended up being some sort of junk food.  But lately, I’ve been making healthy snacks to have on hand in a snacking emergency.  These no-bake Almond Crunch Balls are the perfect little emergency snack.  I found the original recipe here, but have adapted it to my tastes.

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Almond Crunch Balls

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 24 balls

Serving Size: 1 ball

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup natural almond butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup oat flour (I haven't tried regular flour, but I'm sure it would work too)
  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • 1/2 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 1/4 cup ground flax
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine almond butter, maple syrup, and vanilla. Microwave on high for 45 seconds, until almond butter is soft. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix together with your hands.
  2. Roll mixture into small balls, about the size of a ping pong ball.
  3. Place the balls on a cookie sheet and freeze for 20 minutes.
  4. Store balls in a Ziploc bag in the refrigerator or freezer.
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I absolutely love these Almond Crunch Balls.  I keep a bag of them in the freezer at all times.  They are the perfect little snack, coming in at under 80 calories per ball!  Sometimes I like to sprinkle one on top of my morning oatmeal…I love a little crunch added to my oatmeal!  And of course, the kids love them too.

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So the next time you have a snacking emergency, you have got to make these no-bake Balls wlEmoticon smile3 Almond Crunch Balls

 

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1 kara August 18, 2012 at 7:58 am

These are amazing! I can see why you recommend having an emergency stash in the freezer at all times! My first time trying almond butter. I used whole wheat flour instead of oat flour and gr. flax instead of Mila (simply b/c that’s what my pantry had). I also added 1 Tbs. of water to get the right mixing consistency. I LOVE guilt-free snacking :) Thanks!

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2 Jen August 18, 2012 at 5:33 pm

So glad you liked these…and you can make any substitution and they still taste great. What did you think of the almond butter? I’ve come to love it more than peanut butter!

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