So my brothers have a bit of a love affair with prunes. For months I’ve been calling them “grandma Justin” and “grandma Joel” because what person under 100 years old actually really likes prunes?! But then recently, I needed a quick snack and found myself dipping a prune into peanut butter and I … loved it. Whoops. So I guess we’re just one big happy family of grandmas.
When I first made these, I just sort of threw things in my food processor and wasn’t sure if they were worthy of sharing. But I seem to reach for one every time I open the fridge and when I had a friend try one she asked for the recipe, which was all the confirmation I needed.
They are just about as easy as it gets, healthy enough to grab for breakfast and pretty darn good. Especially if you’re part of the grandma club.
Makes about 20 balls
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 3/4 cup prunes
- 1/2 Peanut Butter (Sunbutter works too!)
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla
- 1/8 tsp salt
- Optional: 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
1. Put oats into a food processor and grind until quite fine (they don’t have to be a flour, just sandy).
2. Add the rest of the ingredients and process until everything is broken brown and pebbly, and a little piece sticks between your fingers when pressed.
3. Have a taste and decide whether you think they’re sweet enough as is or need maple syrup.
4. Roll into balls (mine were a bit smaller than golf balls).