What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with a healthy dessert that doesn't require you to turn on your oven?  These Cookie Dough Balls taste delicious but are made with nutritious ingredients that make them perfect for snacking. Note:These can be stored in the fridge or the freezer, I like them both ways but they will last longer in the freezer.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 Cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 Cup salted natural creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 Cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 Cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 Cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preparation

Step 1:

Line a jelly roll pan with wax paper and set aside.

Step 2:

Whisk together flour and oats in a medium bowl and set aside.

Step 3:

Use an electric mixer to beat together all of the wet ingredients until well-combined. Stir in flour mixture until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips

Step 4:

Use a cookie dough scoop or spoon to scoop about two tablespoons of dough; roll dough into a ball with hands; repeat. Freeze or refrigerate on wax paper until balls are firm.