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These are good, but the coconut extract is a bit too much. I'd cut it back to 1/2 tsp next time. I also messed up and added the cocoa right into the mixture, rather than saving it to roll the balls in . . . oops! I made these at my son's request, and he likes them. He took a baggie full of them to the gym with him tonight. Thanks for the recipe!Read More
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These are good, but the coconut extract is a bit too much. I'd cut it back to 1/2 tsp next time. I also messed up and added the cocoa right into the mixture, rather than saving it to roll the balls in . . . oops! I made these at my son's request, and he likes them. He took a baggie full of them to the gym with him tonight. Thanks for the recipe!
These are delicious! I did make a few changes. I did not have ground flax, so I just added some extra oatmeal. I also did not have coconut extract, so I added a teaspoon of coconut oil. I chopped up the chocolate chips and added 1/2 cup raisins. Finally, we found that cocoa was too bitter, so we rolled them in protein powder. Yummy!
This is a great recipe. They are tasty and very filling. I did not use chocolate chips in the recipe, instead I used dried cranberries. I also substituted the coconut extract for vanilla and they came out very well. I will be making these again.
I love these and so does my family! Only changes I made were I didnt' use coconut extract I used coconut oil and no cocoa powder, but I don't think it needed either. I froze them in the freezer for about an hour and then they get nice and hard and don't stick together quite as much. I will keep making these for sure!
Love these bites.... healthy and fast on the go snacks without feeling guilty.
Awesome! I used my Ninja to pulse the oats then added the chia, ground flax, chocolate chips, a chunk of coconut oil, vanilla protein powder, a handful of raisins, and the cocoa. I made it into a ball and refrigerated it for about 30 min before making individual balls. I like how the cocoa is incorporated. My teens will love these!
These were great but I did not use the powder milk, or flax, or chia. I tried dipping them in ground coffee but it tasted a little too gritty. The coco flakes and the choc chips, pb (natural creamy unrefrigerated), oats, and honey were a go!
Didn't have coconut on hand so I added raspberry extract and raspberry jam instead. Note to self, use mini chocolate chips or smash regular size chips so the balls stay together better. Pretty darned good. : )
Made exacly as the recipe shows. I will absolutely make these again - Made for Daughters Volleyball Tournament - they were a great for an energy pick up the girls needed when they had to play four matches in a row at the end of the day. Made a huge difference in the team's energy level - All the teenaged girls LOVED them. And the parents that tried them as well were amazed how good they tasted. Made with "Vega One" protein power -due to a lactose issue with a team mate. I have been requested by the team manager to bring to every tournament for the remainder of the season. I think that that speaks volume to how good these were - Thank you Bonnie for sharing this excellent Recipe!!!!
I really enjoyed this but I can only take one at a time. Instead of chocolate protein powder, I used vanilla protein powder mixed with cacao powder and I think that it worked really well. I also didn't have any coconut extract so I used vanilla extract. When I rolled the balls out, I did not put any cocoa powder on the outside and instead of making 30 one inch balls, it made about 60. I also used sweetened coconut flakes because I ran out of unsweetened coconut flakes. Last, I used pumpkin seeds that I broke up with a mortar and pestle instead of flax seeds. Even with these adjustments I found that they still turned out really well and are very worth making.
Left out coffee beans, protein and cocoa powder, added peanut butter powder and a little flax seed!! Delicious!
Turned out amazing! Such a great grab and go snack.