Made with chocolate and peanut butter, these protein power balls are a simple, delicious snack that requires absolutely no effort to make. Packed with protein from peanut butter, dates and nuts, it’s a delicious treat when you need a little something!
These protein-packed power balls make great snacks and treats. The sweetness of cacao and dates makes it hard to believe that sugar is not added!
I recently purchased my first bar of unsweetened chocolate (100% cocoa).
However, like magic, the combination of ingredients in this recipe below makes the cacao taste like “regular” chocolate. I have to thank you. I never thought I’d put these items together, but now I can’t stop eating these Protein Power Balls!
Recipes for filling snacks
Many people (both children and adults) turn to high-sugar or processed-carb snacks on an empty stomach. Not only are these options terrible from an actual food point of view, they are also not very satisfying.
The best snacks to keep you feeling full for a long time contain both protein and fat, like these powerballs. .
Unfortunately, so many packaged protein- and fat-rich nut snacks are full of additives such as sugar and oil, which are unusable in our real-food homes.
That’s where protein power balls come in. With 3 grams of plant-based protein and 7 grams of healthy fat, it’s the perfect post-workout power food or kid-friendly snack.
Make a high protein powerball
I used pecan nuts for the powerball, 2.6 grams of protein per ounce When it comes to nuts, they aren’t the most high-protein options. If you want to pack more protein into each Powerball, try some of the following options instead.
- Hazelnuts: 3.8g protein per ounce (makes Powerballs taste like Nutella)
- Walnuts: 4.3g protein per ounce
- Pistachio: 5.8 g protein per 1 ounce (unmeasured shell)
- Cashews: 5.1g protein per ounce
- Almonds: 6g protein per 1 oz (highest protein option)