With all the back to school talk, whatever that might look like this year, and A requesting more snack balls like I use to make I asked her to help me in the kitchen, the result Cosmic Cacao Krispies Balls!
Keeping with a basic recipe and switching up the nut butter and chocolate protein we’ve come up with multiple combos that are winners! She’s nailed down her favorite to chocolate protein (or cacao powder), cacao puffed rice cereal, and likes them made with almond butter or peanut butter.
They’re like many balls we’ve made but adding in puffed rice cereal for a fun texture and crunch, like Sprinkle Power Bars I use to make the girls WAY back and was a go-to soccer snack.
Since March I’ve spent a lot of time in the kitchen, not creating new content but constantly getting someone something to eat with everyone home all day. I need to get back into a routine and the school year here is going to start with either all distance learning or a hybrid with at least 3 days home I’m going to try to plan ahead and get things stocked and prepped so my days aren’t spent in the kitchen. Well if they are it’s creating content so I can get back to the usual.
Well as “normal” as possible and likely with little hands peaking here or there. Even if I get the family back on their own I’ll still be chancing G around whose always climbing and getting into things. Never a dull moment I tell you, but I wouldn’t change a thing.
With all the on the go I decided to make a batch of Cosmic Cacao Krispies Balls for myself. You could call them Cosmic Collagen Cacao Krispies Balls because I added in some Ancient Nutrition Collagen to enjoy with my iced coffee in the afternoon and help me power through and they were delicious!
I think A was definitely on to something and I need to get back to stocking our freezer with snack balls/bites, and we need to start making smoothies again every day.
Crazy how much things have changed. We changed with it but yet now we’re missing life as it use to be and as much as we tried to keep with “normal” in the beginning and the simple things those are the only things we can control and hang onto now. I know I really crave getting back to my normal daily workouts as exhausted as I am. I’m hoping to find a balance between the workouts I use to do daily and the walks and fresh air I’m also needing now more than ever.
One thing that hasn’t changed, Meatless Monday. Deborah and I look forward to you joining us and sharing what’s happening in your kitchen!
|Prep Time||20 minutes|
- 1 c rolled oats (One Degree Organics Sprouted Rolled Oats)
- 2 c cacao puffed rice cereal (One Degree Organics Sprouted Brown Rice Cacao Crisps Cereal)
- 2/3 c almond butter, or peanut butter
- 1/2 c pure maple syrup or local honey
- 1/4 c chocolate protein powder, or sub cacao powder (Ancient Nutrition Collagen Protein Chocolate or Navitas Cacao Powder, Cacao Power plus Ashwaghanda)
- In a food processor, or dry container for a Vitamix, pulse oats to a course flour texture.
- In a bowl combine maple syrup (or honey) along with nut butter. Warm in the microwave for 30 seconds if needed.
- Add protein/cacao powder to oats, and add to nut butter mixture. Stir until combine.
- Add in rice cereal and stir to combine.
- Spoon, or use a small ice cream scoop, mixture and roll into balls.
- Place on a parchment paper lined plate and put in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to set.
- Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator until ready to enjoy.
In a food processor, or dry container for a Vitamix, pulse oats to a course flour texture. In a bowl combine maple syrup (or honey) along with nut butter. Warm in the microwave for 30 seconds if needed. Add protein/cacao powder to oats, and add to nut butter mixture. Stir until combine. Add in rice cereal and stir to combine. Spoon, or use a small ice cream scoop, mixture and roll into balls. Place on a parchment paper lined plate and put in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to set. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator until ready to enjoy.
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What a great idea! I bet the crunch of Rice Krispies make them even better they look great