Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls

You seriously need to give these chocolate peanut butter protein balls a try. Once you bite into the chocolate, there is a hidden peanut butter layer, which gives you the best of both worlds.

Similar to the chocolate peanut butter protein bars, I only use six ingredients to make these and it is very easy because there is no baking involved.

These are fantastic for an instant post-workout snack or you can simply eat them as a snack which gives you extra protein.

How to make these protein balls?

1) Main Ingredients

All-Natural Peanut Butter: The highlight ingredient is the peanut butter, so make sure it is a smooth quality version. MyProtein tastes great and is good value for money.

Vanilla Casein Protein Powder: I use the bulk powders version which I find very useful. You can use casein or whey protein powder, but I prefer casein. If you do not have protein powder, you can still make this recipe and follow the instructions as normal. I just add protein powder for extra protein – without protein powder each ball would be around: 137 calories and 4.5 grams protein.

Honey: I use honey for my sweetener but there are many alternatives out there which you can use.

Coconut Oil: The coconut oil makes it easier for mixing the peanut butter dough.

Greek Yogurt: This ingredient is optional but I find it very handy because it helps you mix the peanut butter dough which eventually forces you to use your hands.

90% Dark Chocolate: This time I bought Lindt’s 90% dark chocolate. It is very strong, by the way, so if you do not like dark chocolate I would suggest using milk chocolate or a variation that you like. I choose dark chocolate because it is more macro-friendly and oddly enough I like the strong taste.

2) Method

Melt the dark chocolate:

  1. In a saucepan, boil water and place a bowl on top to melt the chocolate. This will slowly melt the chocolate and ensure it does not burn.

Make the peanut butter protein balls

  1. In a large bowl, add the peanut butter, honey, greek yogurt and coconut oil, and stir to combine.
  2. Add the protein powder, scoop at a time, and you may need to use your hands to knead into a ball.
  3. Prepare the protein balls and place them in a container.

Combine

  1. Place the protein balls into the bowl of melted chocolate and place them on a baking sheet.
  2. Refrigerate and allow up to two hours for them to fully set.

Why you will love these?

Macro-friendly: One protein ball is around 161 calories and they are more filling than they appear. These usually stop me snacking on chocolate bars too which I find handy.

Pre or post workout snack: Before the lockdown, I would prep these and I would eat them two hours before going to the gym after work. They are energy balls as much as protein balls. Also, they are good to eat immediately after a workout or run, when you need to instantly fuel your body.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls


  • Author: Mani
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: No Bake
  • Total Time: 24 minute
  • Yield: 9 Protein Balls 1x

Description

You seriously need to give these chocolate peanut butter protein balls a go. Fantastic for an instant post-workout fuel and high protein snack.


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Ingredients

  • 90g All-Natural Peanut Butter
  • 60g (2 scoops) Vanilla Casein Protein Powder
  • 30g Greek Yogurt
  • 30g Honey
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 100g Dark Chocolate (I chose 90%)

Instructions

Melt Chocolate

  1. In a saucepan, boil water and place a bowl on top to melt the chocolate. This will slowly melt the chocolate and ensure it does not burn.

Peanut Butter Protein Balls

  1. In a large bowl, add the peanut butter, honey, greek yogurt and coconut oil, and stir to combine.
  2. Add the protein powder, scoop at a time, and you may need to use your hands to knead into ball.
  3. Prepare the protein balls and place in a container.

Combine

  1. Place the protein balls into the bowl of melted chocolate and place them on a baking sheet.
  2. Refrigerate and allow up to two hours for them to fully set.

Notes

  • For meal prep snack purposes, refrigerate up to 7-10 days.
  • Category: Meal Prep Snack
  • Method: No Bake

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Protein Ball
  • Calories: 161
  • Sugar: 3.6 g
  • Sodium: 4.6 mg
  • Fat: 10.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.3 g
  • Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 10.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.3 mg

Keywords: Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls, Protein Balls

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