written by Lauren Curl-Ferrell on June 14, 2021
A Homemade Protein Ball That Provides Nutrition and Energy?
Yes. Dreams really do come true.
These energy balls are a fan favorite and come in handy for when you want to hit your sweet spot without breaking your diet and wellness.
These Healthy Energy Bites Have It All!
- Naturally sweetened with medjool dates
- Vegan and Paleo
- No Bake (welcome to the good life!)
- Tastes REALLY awesome and has just the right amount of salt for a sweet and salty treat.
Ingredients and Shopping List
Find most of these good at your local grocery store, excepted where noted for a clickable link of where to order.
1 Cup Pitted Dates
Medjool dates are ideal, but any date works. You can find medjool dates at any grocery store.
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Natural Peanut Butter
I prefer to use the natural peanut butter but any nut butter would work. Try to find one that is creamy but not drippy.
2 1/2 Tbsp. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
You can find cocoa powder in the baking aisle of your local grocery store. I always gravitate towards a natural brand.
1/3 Cup of Pretzels
Substitute in gluten free if necessary. The pretzels add in a magical crunch.
Pinch of Salt (optional)
If you're trying to limit your salt intake, try using 50% less sodium salt or Pink Himalayan Salt.
A pea protein that is made with ONLY 6 ingredients. Hello natural protein, yes - we will scoop you right up.
I like using this protein into this recipe beause it's got a soft flavored taste and great consistency. It also tested safely for microbial activity, allergenic substances, and heavy metals.
In addition to being certified vegan, it's also gluten free, non GMO, and cruelty free. A big win for proteins.
One serving is 35.5 grams and equals 25 grams of protein.
If you want to add a bit more fiber to this recipe too, the coconut lime fiber will fit right into this as well.
How To Make These Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Protein and Energy Bites
Add all ingredients to a food processor. You can use a blender as well, the food processor makes it a bit easier though.
Once it's nice and creamy, start rolling into small balls. I made my energy bites around the same diameter as a quarter. Enjoy right away or seal in a tight lid storage container.
Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.