NYers Have Balls

Moms who read my blog, I anticipate your jealousy over this next sentence. I slept OVER eight hours last night. I was only awoken twice! I am telling you I feel like a new woman!

It’s also friday; which means tonight we are going to see “The Lorax”. I swear I am more excited than the captain. The theatre near my house is selling “truffala trees” aka cotton candy on a pretty stick, and I plan on all of us getting one. It’s too cute not to.

As far as the rest of the crap they sell at the theatre? No way. I simply cannot abide by paying $15 for each ticket, $20 if you want 3D, plus $12 for stale popcorn that has enough salt in it to preserve a dead body, $6 for a small, sugar loaded soda, $6 for TWIZZLERS, I mean, how dare you charge me $6 for twizzlers?!?!? Don’t you know I need that twizzler to use as a straw for my diet coke?? In addition, in NYC you can also get an $8 knish and $4 kosher sour pickle.

Oh how I long for the days my girlfriends and I would go to the movies, bring airplane bottles of vanilla vodka, dump them into our diet cokes, and drink them with our twizzlers while watching sappy movies our boyfriends/husbands had no desire to go see with us. Remember “Waitress???”

So instead of paying $3459873469 for boozeless crap, I’ve got balls. Salty.Chocolate.balls. Pretty much everyone in the healthy living blogosphere has their own ball recipe. Some of my favorites have been Nicole’s goji balls and Gina’s balls.  The fact that they’re both NYers is mere coincidence. In case you didn’t know this already, NYers have the biggest balls.

These particular balls have a nice balance of hunger busting protein, complex carbs, and fat. They are also free of refined sugar, white flour, and gluten. Not to mention, they contain honey, which is especially important this time of year, because the propolis in local honey helps protect you from hayfever and seasonal allergies. These simple, no-bake balls will keep you full between meals, and keep your body moving.

Chocolate Salty Balls


Chocolate Salty Balls

by Cat Tan

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes (chill time)

Keywords: no bake appetizer breakfast snack gluten-free vegan

Ingredients (20 balls)

  • 1/3 cup cold espresso
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4-1/3 cup honey
  • 3 tbsp dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup pb2 powdered peanut butter. (plus more for rolling)
  • 1/2 tsp coarse kosher salt


combine the espresso and chia, set aside for ten minutes

after ten minutes is up, combine all other ingredients save for salt.

stir to combine

set in fridge to chill for 10 minutes

using a small scoop, scoop the dough into balls and roll

sprinkle each ball with salt.

keep chilled.


roll the balls in more PB2

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24 thoughts on “NYers Have Balls

  1. I'm pretty sure that AC/DC has the biggest balls of them all. Also - I hate you for your 8 hours of sleep. HATE! There is a theater down the street from my house that all movies are $6 or less, it's all first-run movies, and they serve (really good) beer and (average) wine and (delicious) pizza. I love that theater. I am not going to see the Lorax, because I think that it is going to make Dr. Seuss cry. Let me know if I'm wrong!
    • I would pulse pepitas until it reaches a fine powder but not a paste, I would sub the pb for sunflower butter (or chocolate sunflower butter, YUM!!!) as far I wouldn't roll them into anything, though.
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