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Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Balls

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Hey guys! Here is another protein ball recipe to complement last week’s Raw Cashew and Coconut recipe. Inspired by the lovely Tina from Bite Me Show Me, I tweaked this recipe to suit what ingredients I had in the cupboard. The rich chocolate and peanut butter flavour makes this a decadent-tasting ball, but they are still only 123 calories each!


Raw Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Balls
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup protein powder
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 10-12 dates
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup oats
Instructions
  1. Add ingredients into food processor and blitz until combined.
  2. If the mixture still remains crumbly, add a teaspoon of water at a time until it comes together.
  3. For easy portioning, use an icecream scoop to create 6 large balls, then halve each and roll into 12 little balls.
  4. I store mine in zip locks bags in groups of 4, putting half in the freezer and keeping half in the fridge.

I have a stash of these at home and at work, they are perfect for a snack and are a more sensible choice than a chocolate bar or packet of crisps. I’m thinking of adding coffee powder to them next time for an extra boost before a workout.

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12 Comments

  • Reply Tina @ bitemeshowme October 3, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    I love your version! I think the dates would give it a more chewy texture. May need to try it next time! Eat all the balls =P x

    • Reply Swah October 9, 2013 at 5:33 pm

      Yes I love the texture the dates give it! I love dates so want to add them to ALL the balls :p

  • Reply Christine @ Cooking Crusade October 5, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Oooh these look like the perfect snack and are so easy to put together!

    • Reply Swah October 9, 2013 at 5:34 pm

      Ridiculously simple! I make them all the time now for work and home snacks :)

  • Reply Sara @bellyrumbles October 6, 2013 at 1:03 am

    Such a delicious little snack.

    • Reply Swah October 9, 2013 at 5:44 pm

      So easy and tasty :)

  • Reply Sophia April 3, 2014 at 1:55 am

    I just tried this recipe and it tastes amazing! So much better than the previous ones I done and so easy!

    • Reply Swah April 5, 2014 at 9:39 am

      Oh yay, so glad you enjoyed them Sophia! I’ve had many a bad protein ball in my day… not anymore though ;)

  • Reply milkteaxx June 10, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Ooh! Cant wait to try this out! Wt dates do you use?

    • Reply Swah June 17, 2014 at 4:06 pm

      I just use normal dates from a packet I buy in Coles… I am not sure what type they are specifically sorry!!

  • Reply Francis June 13, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Sorry guys – new to this – but will a blender work in place of a food processor for this particular recipe?

    • Reply Swah June 17, 2014 at 4:03 pm

      I have actually made my last 2 batches of protein balls in the blender as I don’t have a food processor at the moment. It’s a little more difficult (the blade is smaller, and sometimes ingredients get stuck in the bottom) but it definitely works! :)

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