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Kriska Cooks: No-Bake Protein Energy Balls



Protein bars and energy balls come in handy when Mark needs to fuel up while he's on the go. However, though I'm not generalizing, commercial protein bars and energy balls sometimes contain unwanted sugars and starches. And admit it, they also cost a fortune.


Those are the main reasons why I decided to just make them myself. I actually got the idea from Brooke (@explore.joy) which I tweaked a bit when I made the No-Bake Protein Oatmeal Cookies.

No-Bake Protein Energy Balls

I used the same peanut butter, whey protein, and oatmeal base; did away with the honey and milk; and added some almonds and dark choco chips.

No-Bake Protein Energy Balls No-Bake Protein Energy Balls

It's packed with protein to give you that energy boost! A healthy way of satisfying your chocolate cravings! And definitely another fun way of enjoying whey protein! Less costly than the commercial counterparts too! :D
No-Bake Protein Energy Balls

And because it's homemade, you are sure of what goes into what you're eating. I made into 35-gram balls which you can easily pop in your mouth when you're on the go, but you can of course take control of how you want it—you can make it into cookies (flats), bars, etc. You can have it 'naked' or have it dipped in melted dark chocolate.

No-Bake Protein Energy Balls No-Bake Protein Energy Balls

No-Bake Protein Energy Balls

No-Bake Protein Energy Balls

by Sweet Nothings | Kriska Marie
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: No-cook

Ingredients (36 balls)
  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 scoops whey protein powder (chocolate flavor)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup dark semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup almond slices
  • melted dark chocolate (optional)
Instructions
Naked Balls
1. In a clean bowl, pour in all ingredients together and mix well until it forms a dough. If dough is a bit dry, water may be added until you achieve your preferred consistency.
2. Roll into individual balls.
3. Lay each ball in a baking sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
4. Serve and enjoy!

Chocolate-Dipped
1. In a clean bowl, pour in all ingredients together and mix well until it forms a dough. If dough is a bit dry, water may be added until you achieve your preferred consistency.
2. Roll into individual balls.
3. In a clean bowl, add dark chocolate and heat in microwave (medium heat) for 30 seconds, then stir until completely melted.
4. Dip each ball into the chocolate and lay in a baking sheet. Drizzle with dark chocolate for finishing touches and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
5. Serve and enjoy!

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No-Bake Protein Energy Balls

All photos were taken with an iPhone 6S Plus.

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