Adapted from the recipe here, my version has flax and coconut which are cheaper than nuts.
I also added raisins and tried cutting back on the agave. I think they're sweet enough with just 3 tbsp. of agave. (Did you know my Costco has a pack of two 36-ounce bottles of agave for $9.99? What a deal!)
Disappearing Cookie Dough Balls
Yields: about 16 balls (for printable version click here)
⅔ cup raw almonds
⅓ cup ground flax
⅓ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
⅔ cup rolled oats
2 tbsp. raisins
¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
⅛ tsp. salt
3-4 tbsp. agave nectar (depending on your desire for sweetness)
2 tsp. vanilla
¼ cup mini dark chocolate chips
- Process nuts, flax, coconut, oats, raisins, cinnamon, and salt in food processor until it’s a fine meal.
- Add agave and vanilla and process until it sticks together.
- Add chocolate chips and pulse.
- Put in refrigerator or freezer for 15-30 minutes (or skip this step if you don’t mind working a little more to get a nice ball).
- Form into balls (about a tablespoon each).
- Place into airtight container. To watch them disappear, just show your family where you stored them.
I soak and dehydrate my raw nuts before using them. When I made these, I had a batch of almonds in the fridge that I hadn’t dehydrated yet. They worked perfectly. (I knew I’d be using some almonds in recipes like this, so after soaking and rinsing them overnight I stored some in the fridge without dehydrating them. The others, I dehydrated and stored in the freezer.)