I love these little power balls! So easy to make, no bake, made with wholesome ingredients and totally portable for those on-the-run afternoon snacks. I had some leftover raisins from when I made The BEST Oatmeal Raisin cookies, so I have been trying to use my stash of raisins up while they are still plump and juicy. These are like the healthier version of my oatmeal raisin cookies 🙂 And I am sooooooooo excited about one of the ingredients I used in this recipe!! No weird ingredients in these either…check this recipe out, and I bet you already have everything in your pantry to make these now!
Just six ingredients and 5-minutes to make. And healthy. How do you beat that? It may seem like I have an addiction to making these little poppers or balls, and maybe I do. But they are just the perfect size for snacking! In case you missed them, make sure you check out my Protein Powder PB Poppers and my Healthy Peanut Butter Powder Poppers recipes.
So the ingredient I am super excited about??? Mikolich Honey. I found Mikolich Family Honey on Instagram, and thought what a small world it was, that there was another Mikolich family, who also lived in California! I love that the Mikolich’s make their own honey and they sell several different varieties of honey on their website. So while we aren’t related, as far as we know, I still found it fun to buy honey from Mikolich Family Honey. Plus their honey is absolutely amazing. One of the owners, Erika Mikolich, was sweet enough to send me an email letting me know which of their varieties of honey works great for baking with, and which ones are perfect for no-bake recipes! The Sage Blossom honey is great for no-bake recipes (which I used in this recipe), and I could’t agree more! Besides the two larger sizes of honey I bought, I also bought a little sample pack, so I could give a little bottle of honey to my parents and sister (plus I couldn’t resist those tiny bears).
I know Mikolich isn’t a common name here in the United States, but from what my sister told me, after doing full blown genealogy research on our family roots, Mikolich is actually a common last name in Croatia (where our family is from), and there was a small island off Croatia where a lot of Mikolich’s lived. Wendy and I hope to travel to Croatia sometime soon to really explore our roots. Wendy got as far as she could researching our family history on the internet, so now it’s time to go to Croatia and dive into our history further! How fun would that be?!
Okay…back to power balls. Just a few ingredients are needed to make these little power balls! Because there are so few ingredients, and these are no bake, the quality of your ingredients are important! I love the peanut butter from Peanut Butter & Co and used their Crunch Time peanut butter in this recipe #forthewin! And of course my VAIN vanilla extract! These little balls are full of all my favorite ingredients! You can use your favorite honey, nut butter and vanilla in this recipe though 😉
Oatmeal Raisin Power BallsPrint Recipe
- 1/2 cup Peanut Butter & Co Crunch Time Peanut Butter
- 1/4 cup Mikolich Family Sage Blossom Honey
- 1 teaspoon VAIN Tongan Vanilla Extracted in Orange Spirits
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup fresh raisins
Dump the peanut butter in a medium-sized microwave safe bowl. Microwave peanut butter for approximately 35-seconds (or until it gets a little melty). Remove from microwave and stir in the honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt. Stir until all ingredients are completely combined. Add the oats and raisins to the mixture and stir until all ingredients are well incorporated.
Place a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet (for easy clean up) and scoop tablespoon sized balls onto the cookie sheet. Place cookie sheet in the refrigerator to allow the balls to completely chill.
Once balls are set and cold, place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.
If you balls are too wet, then add additional oats until mixture is to a rollable form. If your mixture is too dry, add additional honey until you reach your desired consistency.
My friend Chad got all of these balls. He’s the one who first asked me to make some quick, easy, healthy ball recipes. Chad loved these and texted me later to tell me I really need to get going on opening my own bakery or food truck…I wish! My dream! I just need to find a few investors 🙂
These balls are prefect in a Sweese bowl, to have sitting out in the house for snacking on!
I love an easy, healthy and wholesome snack….don’t you?? But maybe you don’t like raisins? Well switch them out with chocolate chips! Chocolate is always a good idea 🙂
What’s your favorite healthy, go-to snack?? Any other ball or popper recipes I should develop? Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think! I love hearing from you guys!
PS- Don’t forget Vain Extracts is still offering my readers 10% off their purchase AND free shipping for all orders placed HERE. Offer code SWEET. And I do not make any money off this…I just really like Vain Extracts and their products, so I contacted Vain to ask about offering a promotion to my readers, so you guys could try their extracts out too!
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