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Chocolate Protein Balls

Chocolate Brownie Protein Balls

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Yield 1 dozen

These Chocolate Energy Balls are a surprisingly decadent-tasting healthy snack. An easy recipe packed with plant based protein and healthy fats, these bite-sized chocolates are low in sugar, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and grain free.

 

Ingredients

1 cup gluten free almond flour (see notes)

heaping 1/3 cup O.W.Y.N. Dark Chocolate protein powder

3 T cocoa powder

1/8 tsp sea salt, or to taste

1 T honey, agave, or real maple syrup (we use local, raw honey - use one of the other options for vegan)

2-3 T milk of choice (we used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)

2 T mini or regular vegan chocolate chips, optional (we used Enjoy Life Foods)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and stir until combined, it should be the consistency of cookie dough.
  2. Using hands or a cookie scoop, form into 1 inch balls. You can also make them bite sized if you want. Drizzle with additional melted chocolate if you want.
  3. You can store in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days, or freeze. To freeze, place balls so they aren't touching on a parchment lined baking sheet. Freeze for an hour and then put in a Ziploc freezer bag or freezer container, and store in the freezer. These bites are great partially thawed for a cool treat!

Notes

Many almond flours are not gluten free as they are processed on the same equipment as wheat. Use an almond flour that has the certified gluten free seal.

Courses Healthy Snacks

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 protein ball

Amount Per Serving

Calories 90

% Daily Value

Total Fat 6 g

9%

Total Carbohydrates 6 g

2%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 4 g

8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe by Life After Wheat at https://thereislifeafterwheat.com/2018/04/chocolate-protein-balls-gluten-free/