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What in the world is a Mokki Ball? It’s a little slice of heaven; that’s what it is!

I was first introduced to Mokki Balls at a Holistic Mom’s Network meeting. They are like a “no-bake cookie” of the raw/unprocessed variety. After eating what seemed like 10, I was hooked…and needed more. I actually bought the HMN cookbook almost primarily for this recipe (but there are a lot of truly great things in there; so the purchase was well worth it).

The recipe is out of the “Many Paths, One Journey to Health”  cookbook; put out by the Holistic Mom’s Network. The recipe was submitted by Lisa Rooney of the Chicago Western Suburbs, IL chapter (Way to go Lisa!). The original recipe is good: (also known as Rooney Snuggle Bugs’ “Gone Before You Know It” Mokki Balls)

1 c. raw nut butter

1/2 c. raw agave

1/3 c. raw cacao or carob chips 

1/2 c. ground flax

1 c. raw oatmeal

But I’ve tweaked it to perfection (in my opinion):

1/2 c. All Natural No-Stir Roasted Almond Butter (I’m a big fan of Maranatha brand)

1/2 c. All Natural No-Stir Roasted Peanut Butter (same goes for the peanut butter)

1/2 c. honey

1/3 c. 60% cacao chocolate chips

1/4 c.  natural cocoa powdered

1/2 c. powdered ground flax

1 c. old fashioned rolled oats

1/2 c. ground almonds (for rolling)

Combine ingredients in a large bowl. Using a melon baller (or in my case, an espresso scoop) make walnut sized balls. In a separate bowl, roll formed Mokki Balls in ground almonds until fully coated. Place Mokki Balls on a parchment lined baking sheet and put in the freezer to “set up”; about 30 minutes. Transfer chilled Mokki Balls to an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator. 

They literally taste like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups; but without all the guilt! They are definitely not a low calorie snack, but the protein and fiber content (and the fact that there’s no partially hydrogenated oils in them) make them WAY better then any store bought peanut butter/chocolate snack. The raw version is very tasty as well, but I only had non-raw products in my pantry; so those are what I used.

They make a great protein packed snack! I plan on bringing a batch on all our camping trips this summer!

*they do tend to get pretty sticky when NOT chilled…but still really really tasty.


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