Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in | 15 Comments

One of my favorite cookies are called Granola Grabbers, a chunky cookie overstuffed with a delicious mix of crunchy granola, chewy golden raisins, sweet coconut, and salty peanuts.  I want to take all of those delicious healthy ingredients I love and leave the unhealthy butter, flour, and sugars behind.

The list of cookie ingredients are similar to my favorite Almond-Oat Energy Balls so I decide to update the ball recipe with the flavors of the Granola Grabbers.  I process rolled oats, coconut, and golden raisins until everything is ground up into fine particles and chewy bits.  Peanut butter and honey form the mixture into a cohesive dough.

The ingredient list is natural peanut butter, honey, oats, coconut, raisins, and salt.  That is a tasty list!  These perfectly sized snack balls are sweet, salty, chewy, nutty, and fantastic.

This is the perfect way to have a cookie and be healthy, too!

Granola Grabber Cookie Balls

1 1/2 cups organic rolled oats, divided

1/2 cup golden raisins

1/2 cup flaked coconut

1/2 teaspoon sea salt (less if peanut butter is salted)

1/2 cup crunchy organic peanut butter

1/3 cup local raw honey

Place 1/2 cup oats in food processor and blend until powdery.  Remove to a small bowl and set aside.

Place 1 cup oats, raisins, coconut, and sea salt in food processor and pulse until everything is finely ground and raisins are in tiny pieces, about 20 seconds.  Pour into a large bowl and add peanut butter and honey.  Mix with a spatula until ingredients are combined and dough is formed.  Roll into balls, roll balls into powdered oats, and store tightly sealed in the refrigerator.

15 Comments

  1. Melissa Preston
    August 10, 2012

    These are unbelievably delicious! So glad to have the recipe.

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    • Jessie
      August 12, 2012

      Glad you like them!

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  2. Nicole
    August 10, 2012

    Oh now we’re talkin!

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    • Jessie
      August 12, 2012

      We love sweets!!! :)

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  3. Sally
    August 10, 2012

    Shall make ASAP! Ad eat! ;-)

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    • Jessie
      August 12, 2012

      Not if I make them for you first! lol

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  4. Kathy Monds
    August 15, 2012

    These are great! Easy to make on a hot day. And more important, all the ladies at work can eat them! I have several volunteers with restrictions (no wheat, no sugar, no cinnamon)–these are a winner.

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    • Jessie
      August 15, 2012

      Oh ya! These are great for people with allergies. Glad the ladies at work can enjoy!

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  5. Maggie
    August 28, 2012

    My kids love these! And I love they get a sweet natural treat…thanks!!!

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    • Jessie
      August 28, 2012

      Thanks Maggie! Glad you kids like them! :)

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  6. susie caicedo
    September 30, 2012

    ok… loved this so much that I making them for my teacher training group…. however, you know I don’t like peanut butter… can I sub with almond butter? how about if I add some raw cocoa to make them chocolaty??? how much do you think I should add…. In another note…. I hope that you are feeling better and ready to chew on something… :)

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    • Jessie
      October 1, 2012

      Hi Susie, Thank you! Teeth feeling little better everyday. And, yes there are definitely ways to modify. You can probably just sub the peanut butter for almond butter but here is what else I would do:

      1 cup oats
      1/2 cup smooth almond butter
      1/3 cup cacao (raw chocolate powder, sold at Whole Foods) or cocoa powder
      1/4 – 1/3 cup agave nectar or maple syrup (honey might have too strong of a taste paired with the chocolate) start with smaller amount and add more if it isn’t sweet enough
      pinch of salt
      I would probably also add 1/4 cup chocolate chips but like things really chocolatey so up to you! You could also add 1/4 cup walnuts

      Follow the instructions for the original recipe and roll them into balls! Please let me know if you have any other questions of if they don’t work out for any reason. Should be good though. Lucky teacher trainers, great education and snacks!! :)

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      • Jessie
        October 1, 2012

        Also Susie, you can leave the oats out and make a chocolate treat that tastes like fudge. The recipe is 1 cup almond butter, 1/2 cup raw cacao powder, 1/4 cup maple syrup, and 1/4 cup walnuts or chocolate chips. You may have to refrigerate it for an hour or so for it to harden up enough for you to make into balls but they will be awesome too!!!

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  7. Dina
    November 13, 2012

    i like healthy snacks like this that i can bring to work!

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    • Jessie
      November 15, 2012

      Great! Hope you love them as much as I do!

      Reply

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