If your kids are always asking for sweet snacks like cupcakes and Double Stuffed Oreos and you just wish they’d make your life easy and ask for healthy snacks—or at least that they’d ask for some sweet treats that were a bit healthier, you’ll love this! You can feel good serving them this lightened up, healthier Oreo version knowing they’ll love ‘em and you don’t have to worry about all the saturated fats and preservatives in the real deal! Our kids are huge fans of them, and so are we—so we are excited to share them with you!
Plus, our clients who are watching their waistlines also love these 50-calorie treats.These low calorie balls are the perfect treat for your kids, while they’re also a great end to your own light meal as they satisfy a craving. After all, we all deserve a little sweetness in life!
Feel-good bonus: Cacao, (the raw form of the bean that makes chocolate), used in this recipe, is packed with phytonutrients, particularly cocoa flavanols which support healthy circulation. This means that aside from promoting cardiovascular health, they improve the flow of oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body, helping you to perform and feel your best while nourishing your skin, eyes, muscles and all parts of your body! Hello gorgeous complexions, energized muscles and strong hearts!
Homemade Healthy Oreo Balls
Yield 20 (1-in.) balls
1 cup flour of your choice (we used Bob’s Mill gluten free flour)
6 tbsp unsweetened cacao powder (you can use unsweetened cocoa powder)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
¼ cup stevia
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup almond butter (or peanut butter)
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
5 natural “Oreos,” smashed (found at most health food stores)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and grease an 8-in square or round pan. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and sweetener, and stir very well.
3. If your nut butter is not stir-able, gently heat it until stir-able.
In a new bowl, whisk together the nut butter, ¼ cup yogurt, water, and vanilla.
4. Pour wet into dry and stir until just combined (don’t over-mix), then pour into the greased pan.
Bake 25 minutes or until batter has risen and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out mostly clean. Let the cake cool.
5. When cooled, roll cakes into small balls (about 1 inch)
Once balls are formed, roll them in the remaining Greek yogurt and then the crumbed Oreos. Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving
Nutritional Information per Oreo Ball:
Calories 50; Fat 2.5g; Saturated Fat 0g; Carbohydrates 8g; Protein 2g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 22mg; Fiber 3g