1/2 cup almond butter or creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup maple syrup or sweetener of your choice
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp unsweetened organic cocoa powder
4 tsp warm water, as needed
1 cup old fashioned oats (raw)
3/4 cup toasted or raw coconut
1/2 cup flaxseed meal
6 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)
1. In a mixing bowl, stir together almond butter, maple syrup or sweetener of your choice, vanilla and organic cocoa powder.
2. If mixture seems too thick stir in 2 tsp warm water to thin. Add oats, coconut, flaxseed meal and chocolate chips and stir until evenly coated. At this point if mixture still doesn’t stick well, stir in up to 2 tsp water as needed.
3. Transfer mixture to refrigerator or freezer and chill until nearly set and easier to handle.
4. Remove from refrigerator and shape into 1-inch balls. Store in refrigerator in an airtight container. Enjoy!