My boy wanted to help in the kitchen today and I saw a recipe by Walk in the Woods at What I Made Today that I wanted to try. It required no oven time so we got right to work!
This recipe is called Balls of Solace over at Walk in the Woods, but I have modified the ingredients a bit and baked the oats before incorporating in the mix and changed their name a little.
Wyatt threw on his workman apron with a gusto and got right to business with mixing and stirring as directed.
While we got some of the ingredients incorporated in the big bowl, we waited for the oats to cool.
Here's the "mess" of toasted oats, coconut, butter, cocoa, sugar, and vanilla.
And after mix was pulverized and mashed into submission, we formed small balls which we rolled in powdered sugar.
The recipe for these little delicacies is:
3 cups toasted oats (place on cookie sheet at 350 degrees until browned.)
1 cup sweetened coconut
1 cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
6 tblspns cocoa
1 dash of salt
Mix well!!! Then mix some more.
Then roll in a topping such as powdered sugar. Walk in the Woods also suggested cinnamon and sugar or instant coffee for coatings.
Good Luck and Enjoy!