Chocolate & Chia Energy Balls
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Recipe type: Snack
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Yield: 24
 
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup honey (or agave, or I used Nature's Hollow sugar-free honey)
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter (or coconut oil)
  • ½ cup whey protein, chocolate (I used Allmax Natural Chocolate. Could also use a vegan protein or omit and add extra puffed rice)
  • 1 cup puffed rice (I used Nature's Path. Could also use gf Rice Krispies, or oats)
  • 2 x 100 gram (or 3.5 oz) Green & Black's Chocolate Bars. I used ¾ of Butterscotch & ¾ of Maya Gold
  • ½ cup chia seeds
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, mix together the cocoa powder, honey, peanut butter and whey protein with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  2. Once combined, add puffed rice and mix together with hands until the puffed rice is evenly distributed in the dough.
  3. Roll into 24 balls
  4. Melt chocolate bars. I did mine in the microwave. I broke into pieces and microwaved for 30 seconds, then stirred, and microwaved for 30 more seconds until just melted.
  5. Dip each ball in the chocolate letting the excess drip off.
  6. Once its dipped in the chocolate, roll in the chia seeds.
  7. Place on a cookie sheet or plate lined with parchment paper.
  8. Put balls in the fridge to allow the chocolate to harden.
  9. Keep stored in the fridge or freezer in a sealed container.
Nutrition
Serving size: 1 ball Calories: 100 Fat: 6.5 g Saturated fat: 0.5 g Carbs: 9 g Sugar: 0.3 g Sodium: 15 mg Fiber: 2.5 g Protein: 5 g
Recipe by Busy But Healthy at https://busybuthealthy.com/chocolate-chia-energy-balls/