After I posted a picture of these over on my Instagram I received tonnes of DM’s asking for the recipe, so here it is! These ridiculously easy to make energy balls are the perfect afternoon pick me up or eaten as a quick snack before you head to the gym.
I’ve made these twice so far, and each time the recipe has yielded a good 34-36 balls depending on how big you make them 🙂 the team at work go nuts for them, as does James, so I’m sure you will do too!
If you don’t want to add protein powder then no stress, they make a great snack anyway. If you’re not adding protein powder though, I’d recommend adding a touch more coco powder, just so the mixture isn’t stupidly wet and sticky. It’s a judgement call you may have to make without me!
Give them a try and if you do, don’t forget to post on your social media accounts and tag me 🙂 @sophiieschoice
Chocolate & Peanut Butter Protein Balls
- 1 & ¾ cups oats (I used Quaker Oats) (145g)
- 1 cup peanut butter (250g)
- 1 serving chocolate protein powder
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- ½ cup honey or agave nectar (170g)
- 1 tbsp vanilla essence
- 1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
- ½ tbsp chocolate chips (optional)
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Start by mixing all the dry ingredients together, followed by the wet ingredients.
Once mixed, take a teaspoon (or tablespoon depending on how large you want to make the balls) and scoop up a spoon full into your hand, roll into a ball and pop onto a baking tray lined with baking parchment.
Chill in the fridge for 10 minutes and enjoy!
These will keep for around two weeks if kept in the fridge and one week if not. If you choose to make the balls bigger then the number of kcals each one is will change. You can work this out by adding the recipe into your myfitnesspal account.