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Cashew Butter Balls

A good-for-you treat made of Fx-approved ingredients like cashew butter, oats and dark chocolate, these tasty gems will make a lovely addition to your holiday cookie tray!

Cashew Butter Balls
Cook time:
5min
Prep time:
30min
Total time:
35min

Servings:
18 (serving size = 1 ball)

Ingredients

For the Butter Balls

  • 1 cup Heinen’s fresh ground cashew butter (in Produce Department); can also use walnut, almond or peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup Heinen’s coconut oil or Kerrygold butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup Heinen’s pure organic maple syrup
  • 1 cup of Heinen’s rolled oats (finely blended in a food processor) or oat flour
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2-3 pinches of sea salt

For the Chocolate Coating

  • 5 oz. Equal Exchange bittersweet chocolate chips (70% cacao)
  • 1 tsp. Heinen’s coconut oil or Kerrygold butter
  • Flaky sea salt, for topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. Stir the cashew butter and softened coconut oil (or butter) in a mixing bowl. Add the maple syrup, ground oats, vanilla and salt. Stir to combine.
  2. Place the bowl in the freezer for 15 minutes to firm.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop small portions of the cashew butter mixture and roll into 1-inch balls. Place each one on the sheet. Put the baking sheet back in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  4. During the last 5-10 minutes of the freezing time, combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a heat-safe bowl and gently melt in the microwave or on a stovetop double boiler.
  5. Dip the balls, one at a time, into the melted chocolate. Roll them around to make sure they’re completely covered. Place each ball back on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle the tops with flaky sea salt before the chocolate sets.
  6. Store in an airtight container in the freezer or fridge until ready to eat.

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Melanie Jatsek, RD, LD
By Melanie Jatsek RD, LD
Heinen's Chief Dietitian, Melanie Jatsek, RD, LD believes that the answer to a strong, healthy and vibrant body lies within. She graduated cum laude from the University of Akron, earning a degree in Nutrition & Dietetics and has over 20 years of experience in wellness program development, health coaching and professional speaking. As a published author of three books and registered dietitian for Heinen’s, Melanie offers programs, services and tools to help Heinen’s customers take inspired action to build the healthy body they were meant to live in without giving up their favorite foods.

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