A very creative friend who is quite the master in the kitchen posted a recipe for a no-bake chocolate oatmeal ball today that looked oh so tasty! ( you can find her beautiful blog here)
I had decided that they would be my afternoon craft for the day when I realized that I didn't have one of the ingredients she had listed in her recipe. Stinkers!
It didn't detour me long, however, because I couldn't get them off my mind. My husband was on a run, the girls were happily playing with play doh and I had nothing else to do, so off to the kitchen I went.
Below you'll find the recipe born from the need for something chocolaty. It is the perfect mix of chocolate and coffee which brings about a super yummy mocha flavor. Simple and tasty. Doesn't get much better! Thank you Amy for the inspiration!
Mocha Oat Balls with white Velata Drizzle:
1 stick of butter (softened)
1.5 cups of powdered sugar
1 Tbls. Vanilla
4 Tbls. Cocoa Powder
1.5 cups oats
2 Tbls. Strong coffee
1 pkg. of Velata in white chocolate
Mix butter, sugar and vanilla until well blended and creamy.
Stir in cocoa powder. Once combined, add in oats and coffee.
Mix well and form into balls and place onto wax paper. Place in freezer for 10 min. to set.
Once set, place Velata in microwave for 30 second increments until melted.
Unscrew cap and drizzle chocolate over the top of the balls and place back in the freezer and let chocolate set.
Then, try not to eat them all :)
I think next time we'll be trying Velata in dark chocolate for our drizzle and may just throw in a handful of mini chips for an added level of texture.
You could also roll the balls in powdered sugar or coconut before placing in the freezer if it tickled you. :)
If you try this recipe, please let me know! I'd love to hear about it!