If you are looking for a quick and easy treat to make for a Christmas party that is packed with protein so you can feel a little less guilty… Check out these peanut butter and chocolate protein balls inspired by my friend Lillian! She normally doubles this recipe and uses Nutella.
I had to go out and get coconut flour to make this recipe. Then I realized I was out of skim milk powder!!! Luckily I already had my Reese’s Peanut Butter and Chocolate Spread.
You will need: 2 cups peanut butter chocolate spread or Nutella, 1 cup skim milk powder (or chocolate protein powder), 2 tbsp coconut flour, 1/4 cup milk (she uses cashew milk) and 1/2 cup mini dark chocolate chips (I used regular) or 1/2 cup shredded coconut.
I made half the recipe and used the help of my food processor to bring it together.
But you can mix everything together by hand if you want. Add the chocolate chips last once everything has come together well.
I used a mini scoop but you can use a tablespoon to divvy out the dough and roll into balls.
I put them on a parchment-lined baking sheet and let them sit in the refrigerator to set. I got out some mini cupcake liners to give them a pretty look.
I found these to be a little too sweet but Reg loved them. Again, I am not a chocoholic like a lot of people.
I brought them to the studio with the bagel bites I made. Everyone loved them there too!
These were super popular so I recommend them as an easy treat for the holidays. Thanks Lillian!
The Happy Whisk says
Fantastic and they look soooo yummy. Really both, look excellent, Suzie.
Suzie the Foodie says
Thank you so much!!! 🙂
Debra She Who Seeks says
So where does all the protein come from? Whatever there might be (judging from just looking at the recipe) seems to be more than offset (way offset) by the sugar and fat content? These don’t strike me as being any more protein-rich than garden-variety peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips or something.
Sorry — guess I was expecting a Health Food alternative, lol!
Suzie the Foodie says
There is protein in the nuts of course and the skim milk powder is packed with it. Oh this isn’t healthy but for those who want to boost their protein… The coconut powder may also have some protein too.