Thursday, September 22, 2011

THE Best Lunch Box Snack - Moon Balls!

Moon Balls are the greatest! 

Any thoughts on why Moon Balls are so named?

I'm a recent convert, having tried them for the first time last week. 

These protein-packed snackerooneys are reminiscent of raw cookie dough.  Our friend Catherine, kindly bought over a few samples for my teens to try - they never made it that far. 

I demolished them in one sitting accompanied by a steaming mug of tea (I had just worked out and needed the protein transfusion...)

Little chefs in action...
Many hands make light work...particularly when it comes to preparing the school lunch box five days a week.  Try this recipe and you'll be confronted with the opposite problem; how to keep your childrens' hands out of the mixing bowl and thus ensure that some of these tasty treats actually make it into school the next day.

Moon Balls
2 cups natural peanut butter
1 1/3 cup honey
2 cups raisins
1 cup dry milk
1/2 cup soy protein powder
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
3 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs

Mix all ingredients except 1/2 cup graham crumbs (we use our hands to mix).  Roll into bite-sized balls. Roll balls in extra graham crumbs. Chill.

"They aren't pretty but they are good!  And they freeze well," so says Catherine our friend who provided this recipe today.

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