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Cranberry-Walnut Powerballs

Cranberry-Walnut Powerballs


  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (or another dried fruit like raisins, cherries or goji berries)
  • 1/2 cup  chopped walnuts (or other nuts or seeds)
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips or cacao nibs 
  • 1 cup peanut butter or nut butter
  • 1/2-3/4 cup of raw honey
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of high quality coconut oil (my favorite is Nutiva, which tastes like fresh coconut)
  • coconut flakes, unsweetened, to coat the balls


In a medium bowl, combine dry ingredients except coconut flakes.  Mix well.


Add honey, coconut oil and peanut butter.  Mix thoroughly.

Cranberry-Walnut Powerballs @ Common Sense Homesteading

You can also use the “quickie” option.  Sprinkle enough coconut into a 9″x9″ glass pan to cover the bottom of the pan so the bars lift out easily.  Press the mixture into the pan, refrigerate for a few hours, then slice into squares.

If you have a bit more time, roll the mix  into balls roughly 1 inch in diameter, and then roll the balls in the coconut flakes to coat.  This will make them less sticky.  Place in a sealed container in the refrigerator for a few hours to firm up.  Store in the refrigerator. Makes around 35-40 1-inch balls/squares.

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