Freezer Nut Butter Balls
My kids can’t keep their hands off these Freezer Nut Butter Balls. I LOVE having these around as an easy after-school snack. As often is the case with me, this is a very flexible recipes. Use whatever nut butter works for your family (my kids prefer peanut butter and that works for them, so I use the Trader Joe’s no sugar added creamy variety, my hubby and I prefer almond or cashew butter), keeping in mind all nut butters have a slightly different consistency which will change the amount of add in chopped nuts needed. For the chopped nuts, we use whatever is on hand – usually almond, cashews, walnuts, sometimes pecan, and usually unsweetened coconut flakes. My husband and I also enjoy chopped seeds as well. Use whatever works for your taste, budget, and allergy needs!
Keto Option: Make sure your nut butter doesn’t have added sugar and use low-carb nuts such as almonds, macadamia nuts, pecans, and walnuts (not cashews) or seeds and coconut flakes.
Freezer Nut Butter Balls
- 3-4 cups finely chopped nuts seeds, and coconut flakes of your choice*
- 1 cup smooth nut butter of choice
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
Combine all the liquid ingredients in a medium mixing bowl, stirring until smooth.
Add in chopped nuts/seeds and stir until combined. Keep in mind, the more chopped nuts you add, the denser the balls will be and the amount needed will depend on personal preference and type of nut butter used. If you use the full 4 cups, they will be able to roll into balls and will be more dense. If you use 3 cups, they will freeze more flat and be more the texture of like a no-bake cookie (which is how my kids prefer them!).
Scoop by spoonfuls onto a cooking pan lined with parchment or sprayed with cooking spray. How many it makes depends on size, but for us this makes 18-20 balls. Freeze laying flat for 15-20 minutes until solid.
Eat straight out of the freezer (these will not hold up at room temperature and are meant to be kept in the freezer!). I store them in a freezer gallon ziplock bag in the freezer, but these go fast in our house!
*I chop the nuts in my food processor, pulsing until they are the size of a grain or oatmeal or rice. It's a great way to use up odds and ends of nuts! You can play around with rolling or sprinkling these with various coconut flakes or even chocolate chips on the outside for added fun and appeal.
- Can't have nuts? Use sun butter and oats instead!
- Need a Keto twist? Use a liquid sweetener like Lakanto syrup to make this keto-friendly!