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Almond Joy Protein Balls

December 8, 2018

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Almond Joy Protein Balls

When life is busy and you’re always on-the-go, it’s so nice to have pre-made snacks that will fill you with energy and are easy to grab and go. These protein bites are a staple in our house and I always have a batch in the fridge or freezer. They’re great to eat before or after a workout, to send in kids lunches or as a treat to fulfill your sweet-tooth hankering.

These protein balls are easily customizable. You can switch out the almond butter with any nut butter of your choice. You can also change the flavor by using different extracts or nuts/seeds in place of the mini chocolate chips.

This basic protein ball recipe is always a favorite at our house – even with my kids and husband. They come together quickly and easily with ingredients you likely have in your pantry. With almond butter, raw honey, milled flaxseed or protein powder, unsweetened shredded coconut, almond extract, oats and mini chocolate chips, they’re packed with nutrients and energy. You’ll feel like you’re eating Almond Joy cookie dough when you bite into one of these protein balls, but it will leave you feeling energized and fulfilled.

Almond Joy Protein Balls

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Servings: 28 balls

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tsp coconut or almond extract
  • 1/4 cup milled flaxseed or protein powder
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Instructions

  • Combine almond butter, honey, extract, flaxseed and 1/4 cup coconut into the bowl of a stand mixer.  Mix well.
  • Add oats and chocolate chips.  Mix to combine.
  • Use a mini cookie scoop to form balls.  Roll balls in 1/2 cup coconut.
  • If stacking, use parchment paper between layers.  Store in the fridge or freezer.

Notes

You can use any nut butter in place of almond butter.
For a smoother, more cookie-dough-like texture, use blended oats or Kodiak Cakes flour in place of the oats.
If you're using all-natural almond butter, you may need to add a little more honey or melted coconut oil to help bind the protein balls together better (if the mixture seems dry and crumbly).
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  1. Erin says:

    Can I cook these or are they meant to be eaten like cookie dough?

  2. Kelly says:

    Hi Brittney ! Would a food processor work instead of a stand mixer ?? Thanks!

  3. Kelly says:

    Thank you so much !!

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