I had a hard time deciding what to call these little bits of joy. Protein Balls or Energy Balls?? I decided to go with Energy Balls because they have more carbs than my other version. I decided to call those Protein Balls. So whatever you are looking for, you’ll find it here.
As long as you like chocolate & almond/peanut butter you’re in the right place! These taste like Buck Eyes to me but they are way better for you & easier to make. Oh and I may have left the best for last…. There’s only FIVE ingredients & they are No Bake. So let’s get to it!
Double Chocolate Energy Balls
Chocolate Protein – 1 Cup — Here’s a link to the one I LOVE
Almond or Peanut Butter – 1 Cup
Coconut Nectar, Honey or Agave Nectar – 1/2 Cup
73% Dark Chocolate Chunks – 1/2 Cup
Chia Seeds – 1/4 Cup
If you are using a “natural” nut butter that separates (which I would recommend for health reasons), I recommend mixing your nut butter so it’s back to a homogeneous mixture before measuring. i.e. no dry spots and no oily spots
The easiest way to do this is to put all the ingredients except the chocolate chunks in a food processor and mix until fully blended.
Once blended, add the chocolate chunks and pulse until barely mixed. There should still be chunks.
Once mixed, I use a tablespoon cookie scoop (here’s one I love) to make the mixture into balls & pop them onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. If you don’t have a cookie scoop just use a spoon & roll them into balls.
I think they taste the best when they are cold so I store them in the freezer. Pop the whole cookie sheet into the freezer and once frozen you can store them in a container.