Chocolate Oat Balls


These raw no-bake oat balls are the perfect dessert after a filling meal or as a sweet treat. Since this recipe involves no cutting or heat, this a perfect treat to make with the kiddos. Try rolling these delicious oat balls in different toppings such as sprinkles or crushed up cereal.

Makes 12 cookies

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cups Quick-Cooking Oatmeal
1/4 cup Sugar
6T Butter
2T Cocoa Powder
1/2T Vanilla Extract
1T Coffee
Coconut flakes, as needed

SETUP

Soften butter.

METHOD

Cream together butter and sugar until smooth.

Add in oats, cocoa, vanilla extract, and coffee and mix well by hand until evenly combined.

Roll into balls about the size of a meatball then  roll balls in coconut flakes to decorate.

SERVICE

Eat immediately.

NOTE

Do not use instant oatmeal packets.

You can refrigerate or freeze the oat balls if you prefer a harder consistency.

Coffee can be substituted with chocolate milk.

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