Say goodbye to overpriced protein bars that are filled with who knows what, and say hello to easy-to-make, protein packed chocolate truffles!
These chocolate protein truffle balls are easy to make and will satisfy your sweet tooth in no time flat and they are a great treat to bring with you this holiday season or to make as gifts for the fitness fanatic in your life!
The chocolate protein truffle balls are great to make in larger batches and freeze for whenever that craving for something sweet strikes.
No-Bake Decadent Chocolate Protein Truffle Balls
Makes 12 truffle balls.
½ cup of chocolate protein powder
¼ cup cocoa powder
½ cup almond flour
½ cup chocolate or regular nut butter (The chocolate gives it a richer taste. Another option: Nutella.)
¼ cup sweetener (agave, maple syrup or honey)
Unsweetened shredded coconut
Dark chocolate: melt your chocolate in a bain marie (a glass bowl on top of a pot of boiling water) and dip or cover your truffles with the chocolate. Refrigerate for an hour or two.
Prepare small, shallow bowls with your desired coating(s).
Mix the nut butter and sweetener together in a medium bowl until blended.
Add in the protein powder, cocoa powder and almond flour. If the mixture seems too dry, add in some almond milk or water 1 TBS at a time until the mixture comes together as a dough. If the batter is too sticky, slowly add a bit more cocoa powder.
Using a scoop or spoon, scoop the mixture into your hands and shape into 1” balls.
Roll each ball in the coating, gently pressing to adhere.
Place the truffle balls on waxed paper in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator