This post is sponsored by The Quaker Oats Company, but all opinions are my own.
One of my favorite aspects of the holiday season is the abundance of sweet treats. It seems like everywhere you turn someone is offering you a homemade cookie or at the very least, a candy cane. The only problem is, I get tired of the same old frosted sugar cookies by mid-December. That’s why I think it’s fun to make some different treats that you won’t see everywhere else. These Coconut Chocolate Pretzel Balls featuring Quaker Old Fashioned Oats are a great alternative. Since oats have 100% whole grain, a serving provides a good source of fiber, which is why I love cooking with them.
They’re easy to make and require no baking! Chocolate and coconut are a classic pairing, the oat base provides a nice chewy texture, and the pretzels and peanut butter add that extra delicious, salty component. They’re sweet, salty, and a great poppable treat this season!
Coconut Chocolate Pretzel Balls
- 1 ½ cups Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
- ⅓ cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ⅓ cup pretzels crushed
- ⅓ cup unsweetened flaked coconut
- 2 ounces semisweet chocolate chopped
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Wet your hands and roll the dough into 24 balls. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Leftovers can be stored, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.