Here is Maple Trout Lilli‘s latest concoction. One day last week she hiked through the woods on logging roads from her house to the sugarhouse to deliver the crew an afternoon snack.

MTL writes:



½ cup almond butter
½ cup tahini
1.5 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ cup chopped walnuts or almonds
1 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut + more for rolling
2 tablespoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons coconut flour
1 scoop collagen powder (optional)

Mix nut/seed butters w/maple syrup until smooth.

Add all other ingredients and mix in well.  Roll into small balls and roll in coconut if you’d like.

Store in fridge. 


This morning I offered a plate of these to Larry as he embarked on another day of pulling taps. Note the fruit sprayer backpack adapted for rinsing tubing. He fills it with 2-3 gallons of water from springs or freshets in the woods.
He’ll carry a few power nuggets up the hill in his daypack. He tends to work until dusk.
In ten minutes I made today’s batch. I made do without chopped nuts, coconut flour, and collagen. En lieu I stirred in some hazelnut flour leftover from a Thanksgiving pie crust adventure. The drops held together nicely. It’s my kind of recipe: unfussy and malleable. Larry said, “You could seal one of these off in a commercial wrapper, let it sit several months, and it would taste as flat as the power bars at the grocery-store checkout counter.”

One thought on “Maple Coconut Drops

  1. Blog reader Clairmonde of Oregon comments: “I love the MTL recipe…I make these too…call them power balls…but I like this version by MTL…like you I use what is available.”


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