i like big {oat}balls and i cannot lie!

yeah, i wrote that.  no shame.  these oat balls have me all riled up, they’re so good!  and i’m not going to advise you to dip them in melted chocolate (DO IT!) because that would transform them from a healthy breakfast / snack to dessert. but if you did, you probably wouldn’t be disappointed. recipe after the jump.

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the what: 

3 cups oats (gluten free if you’d prefer)

1/2 cup zante currants or raisins

1/4 cup toasted & salted almonds, chopped

1/4 cup chopped nuts (i used pecans, hazelnuts and walnuts)

1/4 cup agave (could probably substitute honey, if preferred)

3/4 cup of almond butter (plus a little more if needed)

the how

combine nuts, oats and currants in a large mixing bowl. add agave syrup and mix. then add almond butter, 1/4 cup at a time, and mix thoroughly.  once everything is combined, form mixture into large balls. add additional almond butter if you have any trouble with them sticking together.  give em a good squeeze to make them solid!  let sit before enjoying, (or eat straight away, it will just be a little messier). enjoy!

*  recipe makes 15 large balls  (haha!  there’s a 5th grade boy inside of me and he’s taken over for the day, it was nearly impossible for me to get through this post without giggling uncontrollably)