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Cranberry Oatmeal Balls

A make-ahead snack with only 5 ingredients! A fun and delicious recipe to make with kids!
Kid friendly
Plate of rolled balls of oats with dried cranberries.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Chill time: 30 minutes
Makes: 16 balls
Nutrition Facts: View label

Ingredients

1 cup oats (quick-cooking or old fashioned rolled)
⅓ cup chopped almonds or other nuts or seeds
⅓ cup peanut butter
3 Tablespoons honey (see Notes)
⅓ cup dried cranberries or other dried fruit

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients until well mixed.
  3. Form about 2 Tablespoons of mixture into a ball and place on a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining mixture to make 16 balls.
  4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Notes

  • Honey is not recommended for children under 1 year old.
  • To avoid sticky fingers, keep the oatmeal balls cool until ready to eat.
  • Use sunflower seed butter or other nut butters instead of peanut butter.

Comments

You can also spritz your hands with non-stick spray before rolling to avoid getting any sticky mess on your hands. Another option is too dampen your hands with water before rolling; keep a bowl of water next to you.

Kids hands get sticky when making this, so we used plastic gloves to avoid the food sticking to their hands! The recipe was a hit, and so easy to make.

These taste like a gourmet trail mix and there are so many ways you could make them, different nuts, different dried fruits, even add a bit of coconut.  Plus they take minutes to make!  

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