In our house, something is always being created: a craft project, imaginative play, a dance party, and lots of cooking and baking. We are not the best recipe followers, and the kids love to taste the batter, so making “freezer cookies” (aka Power Balls) are one of our go-to ways to pass the “witching hour” (4:30-5:30pm) or early morning hours before school. Olivia and Cullen can scoop, pour, mix, shake in whatever ingredients we have at home until the consistency is a thick, sticky paste/dough. We then roll them into golf ball sized balls… or sometimes into snake shapes or squished and flattened like a pizza… there are no rules! They get popped into the freezer and then stored there for healthy, tasty snacking at the ready!
Try this recipe a few times until you get the consistency. Then feel free to experiment, swap in almond flour or try adding some medjool dates. Fold in mini chocolate chips or goji berries. Roll them in matcha, chia or shredded coconut. Get creative and share your Freezer Cookies with us on Instagram or Facebook – tag @embodywellnesscompany and #embodywellness #EWCfreezercookies!
Nut Butter Protein Power Balls
1 cup oats – blended into a flour
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp ground flax seeds
1 tbsp hemp hearts
1 tsp cinnamon
2 scoops protein powder (Moonjuice vanilla) – optional
4 tbsp honey or maple syrup
3 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 cup nut butter
Blend together dry ingredients until evenly combined. Add in the remaining ingredients and blend on low, stopping to fold every ~30 seconds, until a thick dough is formed. Transfer the dough to a bowl. Roll into golf sized balls and freeze for at least 30 minutes (we love to keep ours stored in the freezer- that’s why the kids call them “freezer cookies!”)
With love and gratitude,
Christine & Stephanie