Chocolate Nut-Butter Protein Balls

Chocolate Nut-Butter Protein Balls - @Fit_Betty #recipe #fitfood #protein

Want a healthy way to get your peanut-butter/chocolate fix without caving in to a Reese’s? These Chocolate Nut-Butter Protein Balls are a super-easy, high-protein snack that can satisfy your chocolate cravings in a pinch.

Chocolate Nut-Butter Protein Balls - @Fit_Betty #recipe #fitfood #protein

I adapted this recipe from Jessica at Desserts with Benefits recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls. I made a few alterations to the recipe (I was out of a few things). Next time I make these I want to make a lower sugar version using stevia or a mix of stevia and honey or agave. In spite of the substitutions I made to the recipe, these still turned out delicious! Very yummy…very close to a dessert but still healthy.

Chocolate Nut-Butter Protein Balls - @Fit_Betty #recipe #fitfood #protein

Chocolate Fruit Bugs
Serves 10
Gluten Free, Vegan, & Paleo (depending on the type of chocolate you use); Free of peanuts, eggs, soy, dairy
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 4-6 100% fruit leather strips
  2. 10-15 dried apricots
  3. 1/2 cup chopped chocolate or chocolate chips*
  4. 1 teaspoon coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Cut the fruit leather into strips. I used fruit leather that is made into strips for pulling apart, but you can cut your strips. Make them as long or as short as you like!
  2. Arrange the fruit leather strips how you want. You can use 3 pieces for 6-leggedbugs, or 4 pieces for 8 legged spiders.
  3. Overlap the fruit leather pieces in the middle and press the middle with your fingers to smoosh the fruit leather so it holds together.
  4. In a microwave safe bowl, melt your chopped chocolate or chocolate chips in the microwave by heating for 30 seconds at a time and stirring in between until all the chocolate is melted.
  5. Stir in 1 teaspoon coconut oil to help thin the chocolate a bit to aid in dipping.
  6. Dip apricots in chocolate and place on top of the fruit leather legs.
  7. Decorate with mini chocolate chip eyes or raisins.
  8. Allow to cool at room temp or in the fridge until the chocolate is set. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. *For homemade dark chocolate, check out my recipe: http://thefitcookie.com/2012/05/10/guilt-free-dark-chocolate-bars/
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