Recipe: Healthy chocolate peanut butter protein balls

ballsIf there’s anything better than chocolate and peanut butter, I have yet to discover it. (Okay, wine is pretty great, too).

I’ve been tweaking this recipe for about three weeks now, and I think I’ve found the perfect flavour/consistency for these bad boys! If you want to make them really low calorie, you can omit the peanut butter — but really, why would you do that.

I even calculated the calories and macros for all you IIFYM people. It takes less than 10 minutes to prep, and only 12 minutes to bake. Stop wasting your money on those amazingly tasty Quest bars and make these instead!

Ingredients
Yields 12-15 balls

  • 3 scoops of chocolate protein powder (I used GSH Ignite, which has 50 calories and 8 grams of protein per serving)
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 cup puffed rice
  • 3 tbsp peanut or almond butter
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/4 non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 small banana, mashed up
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1-2 tsp of stevia (if your protein powder isn’t very sweet) – optional

Method

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Mix all the dry ingredients together in a big bowl
  • In a seperate bowl, whisk the egg white with the coconut milk
  • Add the mashed banana, yogurt and vanilla to the egg white and coconut milk and mix it together
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry
  • Add the peanut butter and mix well; the consistency should be sticky enough to roll into balls
  • Once mixed well, roll into 1-inch diametre balls and place on a parchment paper-lined tray, about half an inch or more apart
  • Bake for 12 minutes

Nutritional Info
Per ball, based on using GSH Ignite protein powder

Calories: 59
Carbohydrates: 5.5 grams
Fat: 2 grams
Protein: 9 grams