No one will ever guess that these no bake chocolate avocado oatmeal balls are made with avocado! Sweet, chewy, chocolatey and can be made vegan and gluten-free as well.
Snacking at its best!!
These No Bake Chocolate Avocado Oatmeal Balls are chewy, deep chocolatey with the right amount of sweetness.
Made with chocolate chips, avocado, oats, coconut and dried cranberries <—- (Almost) healthy!!!
If you are looking for a totally healthy guilt-free treat, then try this Raw Date and Nut Salami
No added sugar. The sweetness is from semi sweet chocolate chips, sweetened shredded coconut and dried cranberries.
Why are you gonna love these avocado energy balls?
- Mostly good for you ingredients
- Breakfast bites
- Great in school snack boxes
- Snack all day
- Vegan option
- Gluten free option
Let us look at the team players in this no bake chocolate avocado oatmeal balls:
Chocolate chips – I used semi sweet chocolate chips. Got more chocolate chips? Try this popular Chocolate Chip Cookie Mug cake
Oats – Old fashioned oats makes this no bake chocolate oatmeal balls chewy, loaded with fiber and filling. Use gluten free oats to make gluten free energy balls. I love using oats is some amazing overnight oats recipes – Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats / Kulfi Overnight Oats / Black Forest Cake Overnight Oats / Banana Nut Muffin Overnight Oats
Avocado – Loaded with vitamins, minerals and healthy fats, avocado is so great is both sweet and savory recipes. Select ripe avocado and mash smooth before mixing into chocolate. This recipe is a version of these Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles with additional healthy ingredients.
Coconut – Use sweetened shredded coconut. Unsweetened shredded coconut will compromise the sweetness, so I recommend that you use ONLY sweetened shredded coconut.
Dried cranberries – Sweet, tart, chewy. Raisins can be used instead.
Flavorings – Sea salt and vanilla extract.
How to make no bake chocolate avocado oatmeal balls?
Step-1: Melt chocolate chips in microwave until fully melted and smooth (refer picture above, left).
Step-2: Mix mashed avocado, salt and vanilla extract (refer picture above, middle) until smooth (refer picture above, right).
Step-3: Stir in old fashion oats, sweetened shredded coconut and dried cranberries (refer pictures below). Let mixture cool to thicken, until you are able to roll them into balls. This could take 1-3 hours depending on the temperature in your kitchen. Refrigerate for about 30-60 minutes to speed up the process.
Step-4: Make even sized balls. I made 12 —> perfect bite size. Now, you could choose to leave the balls as is or make it look better and finished (refer picture below)
Step-5 : (optional) Roll the nut free oatmeal balls in your favorite toppings. I used oats, coconut and cocoa powder. Here are few suggestions :
- finely chopped nuts
- cocoa powder
- confectioners sugar
- shredded coconut
- powdered freeze dried strawberries
More Avocado recipes :
Avocado Jalapeno Crema – Creamy avocado jalapeno crema is a perfect topping for tacos, nachos, quesadillas, fajitas, burrito bowls or just about anything that you wish to add some deliciousness. Terrific as a dip for chips too!
Avocado Waffles – Your mornings just got better with these healthyish avocado waffles. Loaded with avocado, coconut oil, buttermilk and some dark chocolate chips for decadence, you will want this for breakfast every morning!!!
No Knead Avocado Dinner Rolls – Soft, fluffy no knead dinner rolls with the addition of avocado and these are so much healthier than the traditional rolls. No stand mixer. No kneading. No eggs. Half tablespoon butter (just for finishing)!!
Double Chocolate Avocado Muffins – An amazingly healthier version of chocolate muffins! They are perfectly moist, chocolatey, delicious and so decadent. The ultimate whole wheat chocolate avocado muffins.
Baked Barbecue Chicken Meatballs with Avocado – Incredible chicken meatballs baked in muffin tin!! Moist, saucy, easy and delicious baked barbecue chicken meatballs with avocado are easy enough for weeknight dinner and great for meal prep.
No Bake Chocolate Avocado Oatmeal Balls
- Place chocolate chips in a medium sized microwave safe bowl. Microwave for about 90 seconds, until fully melted (stir every 30 seconds).
- Mix in mashed avoacdo, salt and vanilla extract until thoroghly combined. Stir oats, cranberries and coconut.
- Let cool to room temperature until fairly thick to be rolled into balls (You could refrigerate for 30 - 60 minutes to speed up the process). You need a thick, not sticky mixture. Make 12 balls.
- Optional step - Roll balls into oats, coconut or cocoa powder, as desired.
- Balls can be stored at room temperature in a covered container for 2 to 3 days.
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