My inspiration: the “Fudge Chew” from my childhood days which is more commonly known as the No Bake Candy Cookie. Fudge Chews have long since been one of my dad’s favorite “cookies”! Sweet memories from one of the first recipes that I learned to make independently…got me thinking how to have something to occasionally indulge but to eliminate the processed sugar and, you know….incorporate Moringa because that is what we love to do here at A Healthy Leaf! My girls literally think we can add Moringa to anything….and they may not be too far from the truth!
These “may” have been my “go to” for those nights you crave something sweet and, need I say, Chocolatey–for those last days before delivering my sweet baby boy. Moringa Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Balls can be easily tossed together in one dish for a single serving (who needs exact measurements?!) or an entire recipe to share or store up in your refrigerator or freezer for a quick treat or energy boost when your kids are occupied for a couple of minutes and you need a Moment!
While this is not a low-calorie batter, with self-control it can be a satisfying alternative to the No Bake Candy Cookie. It is a smooth combination of nut butter, cold-pressed coconut oil, raw honey stirred into a generous amount of raw cacao powder and 1-2 Tbsp of Moringa Powder. Once this is thoroughly mixed, add in oats and maybe some coconut shreds (always a favorite of my dad’s). If you prefer more crunch, throw in some crushed nuts; and occasionally, if you’re just needing a bit more chocolate, toss in some mini chocolate chips.
This is also a terrific recipe to promote “kitchen confidence” independence with your kids in the kitchen. Depending on the temperature of your home, it can require no heating. Basically a bowl and spoon will do the trick. Perfectly imperfect measurements are acceptable as this recipe has very few rights and wrongs! Why not bond with your kiddos!
Whip up a batch of Moringa Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Balls! Get your minimally processed sweet and loads of raw goodness too!
(These are gluten-free and require no processed sugar.)