Craving something sweet, delicious AND healthy? I got the perfect recipe for you!
These yummy chocolate peanut butter protein balls are the perfect snack to satisfy your sweet tooth.
They are vegan and free of refined sugar + they are quick and easy to make.
One year ago my husband and I started eating mainly plant-based food.
It was not an easy transition and it has been a bit of a rollercoaster learning how to cook for our new lifestyle. But we both agree that it’s been one of the best decisions we’ve ever made.
We have so much more energy, sleep better, and feel + look healthier too. Personally, I’ve also gotten rid of joint pain and chronic stomach cramps. And the funny thing is we never miss meat!
I also try to limit my intake of refined sugar and that’s why I LOVE these protein balls.
They are better than any chocolate bar and I eat them happily for breakfast as well as before a workout to boost my energy.
They are loaded with protein and healthy fat and will quickly make you feel satisfied and full.
I always make a big batch of the protein balls and then store them in an airtight container in the fridge.
They can easily last in the fridge for up to 10 days and in the freezer for up to 1 month.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls Recipe
- 1 can of Organic Chickpeas
- A handfull of Cashew Nuts
- 2-3 tbsp Peanut Butter
- 10 juicy Dates (take the stone out)
- 3 tbsp Shredded Coconut
- 1 tbsp Maple Syrup
- 3-4 tbsp of RAW Cacao
- 2-3 tbsp of Oats (can be gluten-free)
- 1-2 tbsp of Almond Butter
- 1 scoop of Protein Powder (I use BodyLab)
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract (optional)
- 1 pinch of Salt (to enhance the flavour of chocolate)
How To Make Protein Balls
Rinse the chickpeas under water for 5 minutes. Then add them to a food processor together with all the other ingredients.
Blend it all until smooth and thick. Not too dry and not too wet.
If the dough is too dry you can blend in more maple syrup, more peanut butter or simply add a bit of water or oat milk.
If the dough is too wet and sticky add in more oats or coconut flour.
When the dough is mixed well together put it in the fridge for 1-2 hours or until the next day. It is so much easier to roll the balls when the dough is cooled down and hardened.
I personally, prefer to roll my protein balls in shredded coconut but you can also pour a bit of melted dark chocolate over them with a spoon.
If you feel fancy or want to impress your guests, you can buy some edible gold dust and sprinkle it over the protein balls while the melted chocolate is still warm. It looks so beautiful.