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Chocolate Coconut Protein Snowballs

‘Tis the season…for protein balls! Walking in a winter wonderland has inspired me to use coconut more! Coconut sprinkled on desserts dress them up and make them look snowy white. Also, coconut is good for you, and studies have shown that it improves heart health and reduces sweet cravings. You won’t find any added sugar in this recipe! Chocolate is the perfect partner for this indulgent treat.

Protein balls are easy to transport and perfect for an on-the-go healthy snack! Plus, they are quick and so easy to make, especially in bulk. Simply double or triple the recipe and have protein balls for days!

Chocolate coconut protein snowballs
These easy protein balls have just 6 ingredients:

This recipe is extremely versatile and customizable, so if you don’t have almond butter, sub any other nut butter. If you don’t like coconut, omit it, and use chia seeds or cacao nibs instead. Or, sub hemp or flax seeds. Super easy!

Also…did I mention they are addictive? They are:

Chocolately
Chewy
Refined sugar free
Packed with protein
Gluten free
Dairy free
Vegan!

If you try this recipe, let me know by leaving a comment, or take a pic and tag it #refreshingbytes on Instagram! I would LOVE to see your creations!

Chocolate coconut protein snowballs
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Chocolate Coconut Protein Snowballs

6 ingredient quick vegan chocolate coconut protein balls, naturally sweetened, full of protein, and rolled in shredded coconut. Requires NO baking!

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Dairy free, Gluten free, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 balls
Calories 194 kcal
Author Refreshing Bytes

Ingredients

  • 6 dates pitted
  • 1/2 scoop plant-based protein powder (Plant Fusion)
  • 1/2 cup almond butter sub any other nut butter or sunflower butter
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, pulse dates until chopped.

  2. Add almond butter and protein powder and pulse until fully combined.

  3. Pour in cocoa powder and coconut milk, pulsing until combined.

  4. Add finely shredded unsweetened coconut, pulse until fully mixed.

  5. Divide into 7 portions, and roll into balls with your hands.

  6. For added texture, roll balls in more shredded coconut, cacao nibs, or chia seeds.

  7. Store in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Coconut Protein Snowballs
Amount Per Serving (1 ball)
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 141
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.7g 24%
Saturated Fat 3.7g 19%
Sodium 130.4mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 11.5g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2.4g 10%
Sugars 6g
Protein 5.4g 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Refreshing Bytes

Mrs. Refreshing Bytes has a BBA in MIS and an MBA from Wichita State University. With over 15 years of experience in business and I.T., she has spent many busy lunch breaks ordering from restaurants and learning how to navigate several food allergies and intolerances, including: gluten, dairy, red meat, and tomato, for the past 7 years. She is also dabbling in recipe development, creating healthy, protein packed recipes to keep you full longer. All while mothering 2 boys (aged 14 and 4 months) and being an I.T. nerd!

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