Chocolate Protein Balls


protein-choc-treatsMy husband is a chef, but I still pack his lunch for him most days. The other chefs thought it was funny until they tried the food! Sometimes they even ask for the recipes. Anyway, he really loves having some sort of treat in with his lunch (although, as with most treats, it’s not an everyday thing!) and when I came across this recipe from Superfood Kitchen, it became a favourite! You can find her recipe here, and it’s a winner if you have protein powder on hand! I don’t roll mine into balls. I press them into small chocolate moulds or small ice-cube trays, and pop them in the freezer for 5min, then pop them out into a container in batches, as my friend Rachel does when she’s making treats. Mik only takes a couple with him to work and they are great for a little treat.

This is how I make them.

Ingredients
  • 1 cup protein powder
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup raw organic cacao power
  • 1 Tbs cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup dessicated coconut or coconut flakes
  • 40 dates (if dried) or 20 if fresh
  • coconut flakes for rolling
Method

Combine the dates and melted coconut oil in food processor or blender until well combined, then add the protein powder, coconut and cacao powder. Mix all together – it should look like a thick paste. You can either roll these into balls with the coconut flakes, or as I do, sprinkle coconut into chocolate moulds or a small ice-cube tray, press in some mixture, then press more coconut flakes on the top. Put the mould into the freezer for 5min, then pop them out into your container to store. It makes as least 20 or 40 depending on how big you do them.

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