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Triple Chocolate No-Bake Protein Balls

By Holly Darnell, RD

February 18, 2022

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You've had a busy day, perhaps with a workout behind you … or you're about to head out for one. You're feeling peckish, as the Brits say, but not hungry enough to warrant a big snack or energy bar. What to do?

Time to whip up the latest snack trend: no-bake protein balls. These deliver that perfect blend of carbs, fat and protein and can help you recover from a workout or get you ready for one. Or maybe these Triple Chocolate No-Bake Protein Balls will just help you slog through an afternoon of desk work! 

Clocking in a 117 calories per chocolate protein ball, they contain 9 grams of carbs, 8 grams of fat and 4 grams of protein. This protein ball recipe is also gluten-free, vegan and plant-based. The protein also comes from Plant Protein+ Chocolate, which is made from seven superseeds and can promote healthy body composition and fat metabolism, help reduce stress-induced food cravings and increase muscle recovery. 

(This recipe is fairly foolproof, so you could also substitute a scoop of Bone Broth Protein Chocolate or Multi Collagen Protein Chocolate instead.)

How to Make Chocolate No-Bake Protein Balls 

If the dates aren't already pitted, then do that first. Next, get out your food processor, and add the almond butter, gluten-free oats, dates and Plant Protein powder. Pulse together for 30 seconds or more, until the mixture is well combined. 

Add in chocolate chips and cacao nibs and pulse a few more times. 

Use a small cookie scoop, ice cream scoop or your hands to grab dough and roll into 24 balls (around the size of 1 tablespoon). Cover and store in the refrigerator.

Keep these energy bites in an airtight container for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Other Recipes for Energy Balls

Recipe developed by Holly Darnell, RD. Holly is a registered dietitian nutritionist who unlocked self-love at the intersection of exceptional food and practical solutions for healthy living. She’s passionate about helping others make simple, positive lifestyle changes on their individual path to healing.

Triple Chocolate No-Bake Protein Balls

Servings

24

Time

15 minutes

Calories

117

Author

Holly Darnell, RD

Whip up the latest snack trend: no-bake protein balls. These deliver that perfect blend of carbs, fat and protein and can help you recover from a workout or get you ready for one.

Ingredients

Directions
  1. Combine almond butter, gluten-free oats, dates and protein powder in a food processor. Pulse together for 30 seconds or until mixture is well combined.

  2. Add in chocolate chips and cacao nibs and pulse a few more times.

  3. Use a small cookie scoop or your hands to grab dough and roll into 24 balls (the size of 1 tablespoon).

  4. Cover and store in the refrigerator.

  5. Keep these energy bites in an airtight container for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Nutrition

Calories 117, Carbs 9.3 grams, Fiber 2.8 grams, Sugar 2 grams, Fat 7.6 grams, Unsaturated Fat 5.6 grams, Saturated Fat 1.5 grams, Trans Fat 0 grams, Cholesterol 0 milligrams, Protein 4.1 grams, Sodium 25 milligrams

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