Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Balls

Looking for a scrumptious something-special that also packs some muscle-building protein? Try these. Great as a pre- or post-workout energizing treat!

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup natural peanut butter 
  • ¼ cup natural- or vanilla-flavored protein powder (e.g., Sunwarrior brand) 
  • 1 cup puffed cereal (e.g., kamut puffs, puffed rice, 7-grain puffed cereal) 
  • 1-3 Tablespoons plant-based milk (if needed) 
  • ¾ cup non-dairy 

Directions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. Place peanut butter into a medium mixing bowl and heat in the microwave for about 30 seconds to soften. Add puffed cereal and protein powder and mix well. If mixture is too dry to stick together, add a few tablespoons of plant-based milk. If it’s too moist, add a few teaspoons of protein powder. 
  3. Use your hands to roll mixture into 16 1-inch balls and place them on the baking sheet. 
  4. In a separate bowl, melt chocolate in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring each time. You can also melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in a small saucepan held over a larger saucepan containing a few inches of steaming water. 
  5. Dip each ball into the melted chocolate, turning to coat. Use a fork to remove each ball from the chocolate. Place on baking sheet to cool. 

Place in the fridge for 1-2 hours to set. Then — enjoy! 

Note

About the Author

Karina

Vegan since 2003, Karina Inkster is a fitness and nutrition coach, author of two books, and magazine writer. She holds a master’s degree in Gerontology, specializing in health and aging. Karina hosts the “No-Bullsh!t Vegan” podcast, busting myths and providing evidence-based advice to kick butt with your health and fitness — on a vegan diet. Her award-winning online coaching programs help vegans worldwide live their healthiest, most plant-strong lives. 

Visit her website at: http://www.karinainkster.com 

Connect with her on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/karinainkster 

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  • Ingredients:
    • ¾ cup natural peanut butter 
    • ¼ cup natural- or vanilla-flavored protein powder (e.g., Sunwarrior brand) 
    • 1 cup puffed cereal (e.g., kamut puffs, puffed rice, 7-grain puffed cereal) 
    • 1-3 Tablespoons plant-based milk (if needed) 
    • ¾ cup non-dairy 
  • Directions:
    1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
    2. Place peanut butter into a medium mixing bowl and heat in the microwave for about 30 seconds to soften. Add puffed cereal and protein powder and mix well. If mixture is too dry to stick together, add a few tablespoons of plant-based milk. If it’s too moist, add a few teaspoons of protein powder. 
    3. Use your hands to roll mixture into 16 1-inch balls and place them on the baking sheet. 
    4. In a separate bowl, melt chocolate in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring each time. You can also melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in a small saucepan held over a larger saucepan containing a few inches of steaming water. 
    5. Dip each ball into the melted chocolate, turning to coat. Use a fork to remove each ball from the chocolate. Place on baking sheet to cool. 

    Place in the fridge for 1-2 hours to set. Then — enjoy! 

  • Note:

    About the Author

    Karina

    Vegan since 2003, Karina Inkster is a fitness and nutrition coach, author of two books, and magazine writer. She holds a master’s degree in Gerontology, specializing in health and aging. Karina hosts the “No-Bullsh!t Vegan” podcast, busting myths and providing evidence-based advice to kick butt with your health and fitness — on a vegan diet. Her award-winning online coaching programs help vegans worldwide live their healthiest, most plant-strong lives. 

    Visit her website at: http://www.karinainkster.com 

    Connect with her on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/karinainkster 

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    Looking for a scrumptious something-special that also packs some muscle-building protein? Try these. Great as a pre- or post-workout energizing treat!

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