Disclaimer: the first time I made these, my roommate told me they looked, literally, like poop. They’re delicious, despite their humble appearance.
I’ve started a new job this week and have been revisiting some of my favorite snacks and lunches from college. I remade these energy cookies for a friend who is hiking up Machu Picchu, and remembered that they work just as well for the office as for the trail. For a slightly different flavor, I tweaked this recipe for Fudge Babies. The Fudge Babies are amazing; they’re sweet and chocolate-y enough to serve as a healthy dessert. Adding oats makes them feel like a little more of a snack. All three versions take only a few minutes to throw together and I love being able to grab them throughout a busy week.
Chocolate Energy Cookies
Store in the refrigerator, or freezer if you would like to keep them longer.
- 1/2 c oatmeal
- 3/4 c walnuts
- 1 1/2 c dates
- 1/4 c peanut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3-4 Tbs cocoa powder
- Blend oatmeal in a food processor until coarsely ground.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and process until they are combined. Add more peanut butter if too crumbly.
- Scoop out balls using a tablespoon. Roll between palms. Flatten slightly with a fork.