Choc-Chip Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Does anyone else have an internal ever-hungry peanut butter beast waiting to get out? I can’t get enough of the stuff. It is high in great fats, so a little of the stuff keeps you satiated until your next meal. These fast and easy peanut butter protein balls will satisfy both the creamy nut butter cravings and your chocolate ones too – while keeping your treats refined sugar free and high in important protein. The optional cacao nibs and buckwheat add an extra satisfying crunch that could be likened to a soft buttery biscuit. Get out your mixing bowl…pronto.

Recipe

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SERVES: 12 balls

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup vanilla or plain protein powder
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 2/3 cup natural peanut or almond butter
  • 1 tbsp rice malt syrup/raw honey or 1/2 tbsp Natvia (stevia)
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp raw buckwheat (optional)

METHOD:

  1. Mix together the protein powder, almond meal and peanut butter in a bowl.
  2. Add your sweetener of choice and mid again.
  3. Stir in buckwheat (if using) and cacao nibs.
  4. Use your hands to clump the mixture together, before breaking off chunks to rolling into smaller balls.
  5. Chill in the fridge for at least 30 mins before serving.

 

Tip:
These balls can be frozen too for an icy cookie-dough style treat!

Sally O'Neil - Editor in Chief

Sal is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, she shares her journey with others on The Fit Foodie Blog. She also writes for national health magazines, has launched a range of Protein Ball Mixes: Fit Mixes, and is the author of Love Move Eat (Bauer Media, 2017).

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