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1. Gather the ingredients

  • 1 cup of oatmeal
  • 2/3 cup of coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup of flaxseeds
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup of maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract

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2. Activate the flaxseeds

Leave flaxseeds for at least an hour in water and drain. The gooey consistency will help bring the elements together, so don’t wash them after activating them.

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3. Mix

Mix all the ingredients together in a medium bowl, except for the oats.

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4. Add the oats

Add the oats and mix thoroughly. Cover and let it chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.

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5. Roll

With damp hands, make a ball taking a bit of the mix with a big spoon. Roll into a ball first pushing the mix together with the tip of your fingers, and then rolling a ball inside your palm, with both hands.

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6. Cool Again

Lay the balls on a plate or tray and cool again so they settle in shape.

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7. Decorate them

To give the balls a snowy appearance, roll them in coconut flakes. This recipe yields about 20-25 balls. Enjoy!

Photos by Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitots