No Bake Chocolate Macadamia Protein Balls
It’s pretty obvious I’m a fan of the no bake method! Be they energy balls, energy bars, protein bars or simple balls like this I adore not turning on my oven! And these chocolate protein balls are no exception! They’re easy to make, rich and full of protein and healthy fats. The macadamia in them makes them taste slightly decadent and they make the perfect pop- in-your-mouth snack!
These chocolate protein balls make the perfect snack for both kids and moms alike. They’re decadent (thank you cocoa powder!) and gooey which makes the texture more like dessert. But they also have some great hunger fighting, satiating ingredients.
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With a base of nuts, these balls give you a boost of healthy fats and keep the balls tasting rich. The protein powder keeps you full and slows the release of any sugars.
While these balls make an awesome snack they can also be used post workout in a pinch to give your muscles some extra fuel.
Keep a batch in the freezer for quick grab and go situations and ensure you’re not running around ravenous!
Ingredients In The Chocolate Protein Balls
· 1 cup macadamia nuts
· 2 scoops vanilla whey protein powder
· 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
· 1 tablespoon coconut palm sugar
· 1.5 tablespoons oat flour
· 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
· 3 tablespoons brown rice syrup
· 2.5 tablespoons almond milk
· 1/2 almonds
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How To Make The Macadamia Protein Balls
In a small food processor, chop the macadamia nuts into small pieces- make sure not to grind them all into a flour, you want some texture left.
In a large bowl, combine the protein powder, cocoa, palm sugar, oat flour and seat salt.
Pour in the brown rice syrup and begin to mix.
Slowly add the almond milk and continue to mix until everything looks like one sticky ball.
Chop the almonds into small pieces and place them in a shallow bowl.
Using your hands, portion the mixture into balls. Roll each ball in the almonds until coated and set on a piece of parchment paper when done. You’ll need to press the almonds into the balls firmly so it sticks.
Note: to prevent the mixture sticking to your hands too much, rub some coconut oil on them as needed.
Place the balls in the freezer for thirty minutes to set. Balls can be eaten out of the freezer or left in the fridge (though they will be pretty soft in the fridge)
Makes 9 balls.
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Chocolate Macadamia Protein Balls
These Chocolate Macadamia Protein Balls make the perfect no bake snack option. They taste decadent, are full of healthy fats and the protein will keep you full. Perfect for on the go situations when you need something to munch on!
Looking for more awesome, no bake snack ideas? Check out the No Bake Protein Bars With Chocolate Coating or No Bake Cherry Vanilla Balls