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.