Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Chewy and delicious balls of energy full of protein and fiber to keep you full between meals and give you a pre or post-workout boost.

Skinny jean season is right around the corner so in lieu of eating chocolate peanut butter ice cream every day, I have created rich, chewy and delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls. Full of protein, fiber and nutrients, they are the perfect pre or post-workout snack.  Even better? I promise they will nip your chocolate peanut butter craving right in the bud.

Bananas are one of my son’s favorite snacks and as a result, we always seem to have them in the house. Perhaps it’s the inner-hoarder in me but I am always buying a few more than we need which results in perfectly ripe leftover bananas each week.

Secretly, I am thrilled, because ripe bananas are one of my favorite ways to naturally sweeten oatmeal, smoothies, muffins and more.

Here are a few of my favorite recipes using leftover bananas:

Whole Wheat Banana Walnut Muffins
Pumpkin Banana Oatmeal
Blueberry Oat Protein Pancakes
Carrot Apple Ginger Green Smoothie

Your ripe bananas are waiting.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls
 
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Chewy and delicious balls of energy full of protein and fiber to keep you full between meals and give you a pre or post-workout boost.
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Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 12
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Mash banana in a medium bowl and add in cocoa powder, peanut butter, flax, protein powder and a pinch of sea salt.
  2. Continue to mash with fork until all ingredients are fully combined. (May seem dry at first but keep mashing!)
  3. Stir in oats using a rubber spatula to combine edges of the bowl.
  4. Using a small ice cream scooper or two teaspoons, form into 12 balls and place on a plate lined with wax paper.
  5. Refrigerate 30 minutes or up to 3 days covered with plastic wrap.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 ball Calories: 60 Fat: 2.1 g Saturated fat: .3 g Unsaturated fat: 1.8 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 7.5 g Sugar: 2.1 g Sodium: 10 mg Fiber: 1.4 g Protein: 3.4 g Cholesterol: 0 mg

 

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Comments

  1. says

    I have got to make these Liz. I’m dying for something sweet at night, and if I give in it opens up the door to some (bad) late night snacking. The key for me is portion control…these would be perfect for that!

  2. Cynthia says

    I’ve been making this recipe (without the protein powder) regularly for my two kids, ages 2.5 and 4, since I discovered it about a year ago. I love that they like these as much as any dessert, yet it’s good for them. A nice variation which I recently tried was adding a dash of nutmeg – yummy!

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