Organic Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Protein balls are all over the internet these days, so I decided to jump on the band wagon and create my own!!  They turned out to be really delicious…made with all organic and natural ingredients, they really are the perfect healthy snack!!  Using kul  70 percent chocolate gives them such a deeply intense and rich flavor too.  With all of these good for you ingredients, you can feel totally fine about eating 2 or 3 or 4 of these at once 🙂  Having a food processor is an essential tool for these treats, and a part of any dedicated baker’s kitchen!!  It’s the perfect summer snack too because you don’t need to turn on your oven to make them 🙂

Organic Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Prep time: 25 minutes Makes: 20-25 balls

Ingredients

1 and 1/2 cups pitted Medjool dates

3 bars of K’ul 70% chocolate (1.23 ounces each)

1 cup organic chunky peanut butter

1/2 cup roughly chopped almonds

2 tablespoons organic honey

1/2 cup raw coconut

1 teaspoon best quality vanilla

1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat and set aside.

Microwave the chocolate in a pyrex cup for about 45 seconds to a minute until completely melted.  In the bowl of your food processor, add the dates, peanut butter and melted chocolate. Pulse until completely blended and no big chunks are left.  Add in the coconut, vanilla, honey and salt. Pulse just a few times until the rest of the ingredients are blended.  Transfer to another bowl and stir in the almonds.  Use a small ice cream scoop to scoop the balls, then roll them in your hands until they are smooth and held together well.  Place the balls on the lined baking sheet and in the fridge until they are nicely chilled before eating them.  Store them in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week, or in the freezer for up to a month.

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Comments

  1. Jeanette Whitfield says:

    Yum! Thank you for sharing. These sound fantastic =)

    1. Lizzie says:

      They are so good and so good for you…Thank you, as always for your support, sweet friend xoxo

  2. Daralyn says:

    These look great and healthful too. They also lend themselves to experimenting with other favorite add ins like raisins or cranberries or even chocolate chips. But I can’t wait to make them just as your recipe says. Thanks for all your fantastic goodies. Keep ’em comin’!

    1. Lizzie says:

      Hi Daralyn!! I love your idea of experimenting with this recipe!! I think the possibilities would be endless by adding your favorite healthy mix in.. 🙂 Thanks so much for the kind words and subscribing to my blog xo

      1. Cindy says:

        I just made your exact recipe. I wouldn’t change a thing except maybe chop the nuts finer. These are scrumptious!
        Thanks for all your beautiful pictures and amazing recipes. I’ve made nearly every one of them. MORE PLEASE!

  3. Deepika|TheLoveOfCakes says:

    These look so delicious! They are a great option for on the go snacking :D. I love the simplicity of this recipe Liz!Thanks for sharing 🙂

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