Chocolate Protein Balls

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup (12 large) medjool dates
  • 1/3 cup Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk

Directions:

1.  Add dates to a food processor or high-speed blender and process until they are broken down and form a large ball.

2.  Add remaining ingredients and continue processing until a dough forms, scraping down the sides as needed. The dough should stick together easily but not be overly sticky to the touch.

3.  Use a tablespoon to scoop dough and roll each portion into 1-inch balls. Coat as desired with cocoa powder, unsweetened coconut flakes, or finely crushed almonds.

4.  Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator or at room temperature for up to a week.

WHY I LOVE THIS: In addition to being a great source of protein, these balls contain the flavanoid and anti-oxidantpowers of chocolate and a dose of healthy fats from coconut oil and peanut butter.