BrokeAss Gourmet

BrokeAss Gourmet

$5 Dessert: BrokeAss Balls

Snicker all you want at the name of this recipe (“heh heh…balls”), but make no mistake, these balls are good. We actually first created them one morning when we needed a quick breakfast, but found that they work equally well with coffee or cocoa for a simple, satisfying dessert. They’re not pretty in the least but they they are delicious and also contain nice amounts of protein and fiber. We like to make a on Sunday night and snack on them throughout the week.

Tip: For the best prices on things like oats and raisins, bag your own in the bulk section.


  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats $1.50
  • 2 tbsp honey Pantry
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter Pantry
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon $1.50 for 1 oz
  • 1/4 cup raisins $1.50


  1. Stir together all ingredients and divide into 1 tbsp balls. If you're feeling fancy, roll in unsweetened cocoa.

Makes about 10 balls.

Category: Meals


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OK — just want you to say that I have the SNL skit song running through my head now… and I can’t get rid of it!!

I think my mom used to make these to send in my lunch when I was in elementary school. Big yum.

Meredith, on Mar 5, 01:59 PM, wrote:

Hey Gabi, this recipe sounds amazing, but one problem (at least for me), I’m allergic to Peanuts. Is there anything you might be able to suggest as a substation? Much Thanks!

[Try sunflower seed butter or almond butter. Both have the right consistency and nutty flavor. Enjoy!--G]

Megin, on Mar 13, 10:28 AM, wrote:

The kids will definitely be getting these next week- maybe with choc chips because they are not big raisin fans.

We substitute sunflower seed butter for pb in every recipe (son’s allergic to all nuts), and actually prefer it.

Thanks for the recipe-

Katie, on Jan 9, 10:53 PM, wrote:

We just made these and I am so excited at how easy they are! So delicious too— and I bet there are so many different ways to vary the recipe by changing up a couple ingredients. Thank you!

Kristen Holmes, on Oct 26, 06:41 PM, wrote:

I’m short on money, short on time, I love all types of grain known to man, and I love sweet/savory combos, so basically, this was a match made in heaven for me! I nixed the raisins because I can’t have them right now for health reasons, I used crunchy peanut butter, and added 1 teaspoon or two of nutella (because it seemed the crunchy peanut butter was adding way more crunch and not enough moisture), and it was so tasty! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! I’m really loving your blog! Thanks for all of the hard work and creativity you put into it :)!

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Ok, these were good. And if they aren’t sticking together well enough, just add a bit more honey until they do. Very yummy, on Sep 2, 01:41 AM, wrote:

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