"Peanut Butter" Cookie Dough Balls (No Bake!)

Balls. These are delicious. And relatively nutritious (or at least not terrible for you like regular cookie dough). If you don't like eating (cookie dough) balls, try cookie dough no-bake cookies! Make balls and then smoosh them, or make them into squares. Or just spoon it out of the bowl as you see fit and airplane it right into your mouth. Whatevz. I wont tell on you.

Also, obviously I didn't use real peanut butter, so I used Sunflower Seed Butter instead. I love Sun Butter as a peanut butter replacement, but some people don't. So if you are one of those people, then trying subbing Almond Butter or Cashew Butter instead!

CINNAMON "Peanut Butter" Cookie Dough Balls

CINNAMON "Peanut Butter" Cookie Dough Balls

You can make these suckers two different ways. 

The base is the same, you can just either add a boatload of cinnamon to the batter or a boatload of shredded coconut... or split your batter in half and make half cinnamon and half coconut. #winwin. My favorite is the cinnamon. It reminds me of a cinnabon, which is weird because a cinnabon is cooked and doesn't have chocolate in it. But it's fabulous. The coconut ain't half bad either, I just don't LOVE coconut to begin with. It's an acquired taste. 

To turn these babies up a notch, dip the balls into melted chocolate. Bam!

Makes: 16-18 balls
Total time: 5 minutes

1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 cup almond flour
1 cup sunflower butter
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 teaspoons honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons coconut oil

2 teaspoon cinnamon
or 4 tablespoons shredded coconut

1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Spoon out about a tablespoonish or two of batter at a time and roll it in your hands to make a ball. Lay them on parchment paper on a plate or baking sheet.
3. Pop them in the fridge to solidify a bit, or eat them as is! 

Really a super easy, not finicky, make them how you like 'em recipe!
How do you like them best? Any new variation I should try?

COCONUT "Peanut Butter" Cookie Dough Balls

COCONUT "Peanut Butter" Cookie Dough Balls