I have a random off the wall, wing it kind of recipe for you today! I will tell you they are easy to make, but they are not the prettiest cookies around. Matter in fact they are brown, round, chewy little balls that crunch!! If you like chewy and crunchy and all natural, then these are the cookies for you. But I will tell you, you know the man who turns his nose up to things I make because there are ingredients in it that he doesn’t like, or there are things that look strange and he’s afraid to try? Remember when I asked him to try quinoa and he took one grain of quinoa and said ewww, gross? That was one grain, not one fork full. Well, I gave this man one of my cookies and he looked at it and took it, probably because he felt bad for me, since I either sprained or broke my baby toe from stubbing it on a box. Yes I did that! He took it like it was medicine and then he said, hey these are pretty good. Another, be still my heart moment. I couldn’t believe it! He wouldn’t take my peanut butter balls, my chocolate cookie dough balls, but he took one of my Chewy Corn Flake Balls. Crazy!!! Wait till you see my chewy brown balls.
See what I mean, they are kind of funny looking! But don’t let the looks fool you, these no bake little cookies are pretty darn good!!! They are hard to describe, they are kind of like a raisinet, that is covered by almond nut butter, but then you get a crunch from the corn flakes, which kind of reminds me of a rice krispie treat and right at the end you get the taste of cinnamon and a hint of salt. They are chewy and crunchy. These cookies cover all of those craving needs from sweet to salty, to chewy to crunchy? Don’t know what you crave? Have a no bake Chewy Corn Flake Ball and you have them all covered!
Since I started to write this post early this week, new news has come to me about these balls. I got another text this week from my Husband. He said Tom liked your balls. What? My balls? He said he took a bag of them to work and everyone liked them. I was mad at first because these were my afternoon snack, but I was also happy that they were a hit, plus, my Husband out of all people, must have really liked my balls, if he actually took them to work, without permission. See, they maybe funny looking, but they are tasty! And you don’t need to be a healthy eater to like them.
To make these funny little balls, I took a cup of raisins and put them in my food processor with some maple syrup and almond butter. Gave it a whirl until it became a paste. Added cinnamon and a touch of salt, gave it one more whirl then in the bowl it went and I added the corn flakes. They are sticky, but easy to mold into shape. I made tiny balls, but if you want bigger one’s by all means make big ones. I store mine in the freezer and they are still as soft and crunchy. I like them their so I don’t eat them non-stop. Or if you want, place them in the fridge, just don’t store them at room temperature. I highly recommend refrigerating them.
- Serves: 45 one teaspoon size balls
- Serving size: 1 Ball
- 1 cup raisins
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup almond butter
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp. cinnamon, ground
- 3 cups Cornflakes, crushed.
- In a food processor, raisins and maple syrup. Process until smooth. Add almond butter, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Process until combined. Place mixture into a bowl and stir in cornflakes.
- Take a little bit of the dough and roll into a ball, depending on what size you like. I rolled mine into teaspoon sizes.
- Place cookie balls onto a parchment line baking sheet or plate and put in the freezer. Store in the freezer or refrigerator.
Since I am running terribly short on time, I’m just going to share this weeks weekly recap, without caption. Hope you don’t mind.
Sunday: Stove Top Berry Crumble
Monday: Oranges and Cream Smoothie
Wednesday: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies
Thursday: Soycutash with Creamy Avocado Dressing
Friday: Chocolate Cherry Glazed Donuts
Well my Friends that is it for this week. Glad to think I got one salad in the mix. lol After my trip I can guarantee that I will be sharing more healthy dinner meals. Well, maybe.
Have a wonderful weekend! Be sure to get out there and have some fun!
P.S. This weeks craving is Big Fat Greek Salad.