We proudly present another episode of our new HCC TV Show: Saucy where we provide practical answers to you culinary queries with some sass and some laughs.
This episode is something most of us can relate to: Sugar Cravings!
The issue is especially rampant this time of year with cookies baiting and tempting us at every turn!
Our motto? If you can’t beat ‘em, join em!
We came up with a gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, no-bake cookie that’s simple to make, satisfying and surprisingly delicious.
Let’s kick it back to our viewer. Here’s what she had to say…
Dear Robyn + Quinn, My sweet tooth is out of control. Like, I literally need something sweet every day around 4pm. It’s so hard because the office candy bowl is always stocked full of Snicker’s minis and I have this one co-worker who is constantly bringing in cookies. Why is she trying to destroy me?! Is there something I can have to satisfy that sweet craving that isn’t a piece of fruit? That never seems to do the trick.
Well Nicole, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. We feel you so hard and sincerely hope this helps…
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip PowerBalls
Servings: about 12 balls
Time: 10 minutes
NOTE: If you’re someone who doesn’t like a ton of sweets hanging around you can half this recipe like we did in the video. If you want to share, make the full recipe (or even double it and store some in your freezer!).
- 1 cup + 1 tablespoon rolled oats
- 1/2 cup raw almond butter
- 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
- 2 Tbsps. dark chocolate chips
- 1 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds
- 1 Tbsp. hemp seeds
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp sea salt
Stir together oats and almond butter. Then add in maple syrup, seeds, chocolate, cinnamon and salt.
Mix until thoroughly combined (you can just go ahead and use your hands!). Add some more oats if mixture feels too wet.
Spoon out 1 tablespoons’ worth and firmly shape into a ball. You might need to firmly squeeze them into a ball so they keep their shape
Place on a container and put in the fridge to “set” for 30 minutes.
But we really need to know, what are your favorite healthy holiday treats? Share the goodness in the comments below…