Make Ahead

No-Bake Loaded Mocha Balls

January 17, 2016
1 Ratings
Photo by Kallee Lins
  • Makes approx. 20 balls
Author Notes

These may be high protein snacks, but I refuse to call them "energy bites." These mocha-flavoured balls are all about the flavour, and offer up a variety of textures to provide some heft. —Kallee Lins

What You'll Need
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 almond butter (I prefer chunky to smooth)
  • 4 dates, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup brown rice syrup
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground coffee (fine grind)
  • 2 teaspoons dark cacao powder
  • dash salt
  • 1/4 cup additional coconut set aside for rolling (optional)
  1. Add all ingredients (except for the extra 1/4 c. coconut) to a bowl and use a fork to mix together thoroughly.
  2. With slightly damp hands, shape mixture into 1.5 - 2 inch balls.
  3. Roll each ball in a shallow dish filled with shredded coconut to coat. (if desired).
  4. Cover and chill mocha balls in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Keep extras stored in the fridge until enjoying.

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2 Reviews

weshook September 7, 2019
I had to sub some ingredients because I made these on a whim and had to go with what I had in my pantry. Too soft to form into balls right away, but it is very warm here. Tastes delicious. I am chilling the mixture right now so that I can make balls. Subs made...pecans for walnuts, sunflower seed butter for almond butter, agave syrup for Brown rice syrup. Why I chose to make this right now? It needed no noisy appliances so it wouldn't disturb the napper.
weshook September 7, 2019
Also chosen because it contained coffee. :)