Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Lately it has been so nice outside that the last thing I’ve wanted to do is stay inside to meal prep. Yesterday, instead of getting started on my prep, I took a few more minutes on the deck to enjoy the sunshine and browse for some new snack recipes.

My criteria for adding a new snack to my meal plan included the following:
• Quick and easy to prep
• Simple ingredient list
• Protein packed
• Delicious

Not rocket science right? After a drawn out Pinterest session, my stomach rumbled and I realized it was time to get to work in the kitchen. This week I am adding in Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls which I based off a recipe on bodybuilding.com.

So clearly I’m sharing this recipe, which means they turned out to be as delicious as expected. I will warn you though that they are a little messy to make and mine ended up looking significantly worse than they tasted! While they looked rough, they tasted good and even smacked my sweets craving right out the window, without compromising my macros.

Wine & Fit’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls

This photo is from bodybuilding.com ….mine didn’t turn out so pretty!

Ingredients
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup steel cut oats
3 scoops Advocare Muscle Gain Vanilla
1-2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder (add more or less based on your protein powder flavor – if you use chocolate protein you won’t need as much to get the rich chocolate flavor)
1 small handful of dark chocolate chips
1 tablespoon honey

Directions
1. Dump all your ingredients into a mix bowl and stir to combine.
2. Form 1-2 inch balls (You’ll get about 5 servings/10 balls from this recipe)
3. Place into the freezer for 30 min before enjoying – if you don’t plan on sampling your recipe you can just place them in the fridge overnight

These are great for a quick snack but be sure to keep them chilled until you’re ready to eat them!

Give it a go, put your own spin on it and have these ready to grab when the day gets crazy or you don’t want to be inside cooking. Come back and share what twist you tried!

You can find the original recipe here.

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