Get your dessert the healthy way with these Chocolate Nut Butter Protein Balls! They are gluten free and dairy free, so you can enjoy these allergy friendly treats
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.
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 maple syrup.
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.
Here are the subs I made:
- I used chocolate SunWarrior brown rice protein powder instead of whey protein powder
- I used creamy almond butter instead of peanut butter
- I used honey and added a dash of salt and a little bit of vanilla
If you want to make these, go check out Jessica’s original recipe!
Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist