Chocolate & Peanut Butter Protein Balls | Toned & Fit

In my past life I was a die-hard Reeses fan.

Unfortunately, there is not a place in my healthy lifestyle for a Reeses anymore. Check out the ingredients in traditional Reece’s Cups….

Peanuts, sugar, dextrose, vegetable oil (cocoa butter, palm, shea, sunflower and/or safflower oil), chocolate, nonfat milk, contains 2% or less of milk fat, lactose, salt, whey, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, corn syrup, soy lecithin, cornstarch, glycerin, TBHQ & PGPR, vanillin

Sigh. Why are trans fat, soy product, and HFCS in almost everything?! Many of these ingredients are just not something I would like to “indulge” in anymore.

So, how do you give into your cravings without sacrificing your hard-earned physique and health? You sink your teeth into these healthy and delicious Chocolate & Peanut Butter Protein Balls!

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 cup Agave or Raw Honey
  • 2 scoops Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 2 tbsp Maca Powder
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Water, as needed
  • 2 cups 65% Cocoa (or higher) Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil

Directions

  • Mix peanut butter, agave, protein powder, maca powder, & sea salt in a large bowl. Add water to get a desirable consistency. You’ll want the mixture to stick together but not be runny.
  • Roll mixture into balls (approx.1 tablespoon per ball) and place on a plate. Refrigerate for 30-45 minutes or until hard.
  • In a small pot, melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil over medium-low heat, stirring often, until smooth. Add in vanilla.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper.
  • Dip your protein balls into the melted chocolate and arrange on baking sheet.
  • Let set for 30-45 minutes, then place in the refrigerator for another 30-45 minutes before serving. Keep extras stored in the refrigerator.

Yum!

If you’re feeling extra daring in the kitchen, try these amazing Superfood Nut Butter Cups from MyNewRoots.

4 Comments on Chocolate & Peanut Butter Protein Balls

  1. dorseyml
    March 31, 2013 at 12:44 pm (4 years ago)

    These sound awesome! I actually do something similar but it is in a shake form instead.

    Reply
  2. Melissa
    February 15, 2014 at 7:08 pm (4 years ago)

    I just made these today for the first time and they are so good! Even tastier than expected!

    Reply

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