Launch Event for The Family That Cooks Together by Madeline & Anna Zakarian

Launch Event for The Family That Cooks Together by Madeline & Anna Zakarian
Saturday, October 03, 2020

Snack Time! 

Calling all hungry kids! Hear about the Zakarian Sister's favorite snacks from the book and make their Power-Up Snack Balls right along with them. 

Please join us on CrowdCast on Saturday October 3rd at 1pm EST as we welcome MADELINE & ANNA ZAKARIANdaughters of celebrity chef GEOFFREY ZAKARIAN (star of CHOPPED and IRON CHEF), as they present their new cook book, The Family that Cooks Together: 85 Zakarian Family Recipes from Our Table to Yours.

MADELINE & ANNA ZAKARIAN will be joined by their father GEOFFREY ZAKARIAN, as they share their new book and answer questions from the audience. Ages 8 and up. Saturday, October 3rd at 1pm EST on CrowdCast.

Join the Cook Along with the recipe below!

Power-Up Snack Balls

By Madeline and Anna Zakarian | Makes 18 snack balls



1 ¼ cups rolled oats

½ cup almond butter
1/3 cup honey
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon flax seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract ¼ teaspoon kosher salt


Helpful tools

Sheet pan



  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and use your hands to thoroughly mix together. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Using a small cookie scoop or spoon, scoop 1-inch balls of the mixture onto a sheet pan. Roll each between your hands and place back on the pan. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.



White chocolate cranberry balls: Add 1⁄4 cup dried cranberries and 1⁄4 cup white chocolate chips to the base recipe.

Double chocolate balls: Add 1⁄2 cup mini chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons cocoa powder to the base recipe.

­­­Oatmeal raisin balls: Add 1⁄2 cup raisins and 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon to the base recipe.


Almond butters vary in consistency—some loose, others more firm—which can cause a variation when using this ingredient. If your snack ball mixture needs more almond butter to help ingredients stick together, gradually add in up to 1/4 cup more.