Feel free to substitute almond butter, cashew butter, hazelnut butter or sunflower butter. I prefer almond, but most newbies to the raw world understand peanut butter and it is usually sitting right on the pantry shelf.
If you do use almond butter, consider using almond extract though vanilla is just fine. Makes about 24 - 30 nibbles depending on how you roll. :)
1 cup gluten-free rolled (not quick) oats 2/3 cup dried, unsweetened shredded coconut 1/2 cup ground flax seed 1/2 cup raw cacao nibs or mini dairy-free chocolate bits such as Enjoy Life! brand 1/2 cup peanut butter or nut butter of choice 1/3 cup raw honey (buy local!) 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 2 - 4 tablespoons almond or other nut mylk
Place the oats in the bowl of a 10-12 cup food processor and pulse into a coarse flour.
Add the ground flax, coconut shreds and cacao nibs or chocolate bits and then pulse to mix.
Add the your nut butter, the raw honey and the vanilla. Pulse a few times then process until the mixture is fully combined and starts to stick together.
Add nut mylk one tablespoon at at time until you get a 'dough' that will stick together when you pinch it between your fingers. It should be dry but sticky, but not wet!
Take a generous tablespoon of dough and roll it into a ball with your hands. Roll away, roll away until you have lots of nibbles.
Store in a tightly covered container in your fridge for up to 5 days or freeze up to one month.
I have also used this recipe as a sweet crust for cakes and pies. Yep. Yummy. There's a little love in every bite.