Oatmeal Raisin Balls!

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Today I tried oatmeal raisin balls.  I got them from over at Hell Yeah It’s Vegan!

As usual, I modified the recipe slightly based on what I had but they actually came out awesome.  I’ve been seeing pictures of these things all over Instagram in various different forms, mostly with dates, but this one just had oats, walnuts, and raisins as the base.

My modifications included:

  • Cashews instead of walnuts since I had some left over from another recipe
  • Thyme instead of cloves, and just a pinch of it, since I’ve never stocked cloves and couldn’t even tell you what they would have tasted like
  • No salt
  • I cooked the oats for 30 seconds beforehand to absorb a little water
  • I rolled them in coconut flakes because it just makes it look awesome

So basically these things came out awesome.  I am finally getting some recipes of little snack type things that I might be able to make for people to try when they come over.  Being vegan is getting me excited about having other people taste these treats.  I know most people won’t like them (or maybe they will!) but I am excited to invite people over.  Then I wont have to just eat salad at the restaurant anymore.  That gets boring really quick.