Spicy Oatmeal Peanut Butter Honey Balls

On the spur of the moment, I decided to make some no bake sweet peanut butter treats, so I went on line, looked at a few and then improvised with what I had on hand.

3/4 c rolled oats
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1/4 cup of butterscotch morsels
1/4 c dried cranberries
1/2 cup of shredded unsweetened coconut
1/3 cup plus 1 Tbl honey
1 Tbl of chia seeds
splash of vanilla

2 oz of raw almonds
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp of ground, dried orange peel

Put the first 8 ingredients in a bowl, and mix thoroughly. Then take a Tbl. or so of the mixture and roll it in the palms of your hands, letting it soften and compress into a ball. Lay out on plate or pan until you've made all of the balls. You'll get a dozen or so.

In a food processor or blender, grind together the almonds, garam masala and orange peel until it forms a course meal. You don't want it to be powdery, but you want it even and small enough to make a nice coating.

Roll the balls in the almond crumbs and set back on the plate. refrigerate for about 20 minute or so to set up the peanut butter and honey, and then transfer to a closed container. These can be stored at room temperature.

Don't be afraid to swap out the stuff like the morsels and the cranberries, they seem to be just hanging out on the rest of the dough.