Sep 25, 2020 12:00 AM

Author: Be Well Utah


chocolate peanut butter protein balls

Be Well Utah 2020 is offering virtual cooking demos so you can learn to make tasty and nutritious meals from your own home. Our University of Utah Health Registered Dietitians have handpicked recipes that are easy to make, include healthy ingredients, and are suitable for the whole family.

Watch the cooking demo on our Facebook page, or follow the recipe below. We encourage you to share a picture of your family with your finished Be Well Utah recipe & tag @BeWellUtah on Facebook and Instagram for a chance to win a Registered Dietitian Approved snack basket for the whole family!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Nothing beats the mix of dark chocolate and peanut butter…except maybe adding a hint of coconut. You get it all in this delicious snack. Feel free to get the kiddo’s involved in the action for this easy hands-on recipe. This snack has it all with a great balance of protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrate to keep you moving. They may be small, but don’t let the size fool you, these little morsels are packed with flavor and much needed energy to get you to your next meal or help you recover after a workout. Pop these in the fridge for an easy snack you and your family can enjoy for the entire week!

Ingredients:

2 cups old fashion oats
¾ cup peanut butter
¼ cup honey
3 tbsp. hemp hearts
3 tbsp. chocolate chips
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
2 tbsp. shredded unsweetened coconut

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Form into one-inch balls.
  3. Sprinkle with shredded coconut to garnish.

Makes 16-20 protein balls. Serving size: 2 balls

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories 255; Sodium 84.3mg; Total Fat 14g; Carbohydrates 26.2g; Sugars 11.7g; Protein 9.3g

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