Last weekend, I met up with my dear ol’ best friend J for a beach strand walk and chat, where along the way, we stopped in an upscale cold-press juice shop for a snack. J left the shop nibbling on their peanut butter protein balls declaring, in satisfaction, how delectable they were, and perhaps I could concoct something of the kind. With a ping, I thought, “Is that a challenge? I think that’s a challenge.” I snorted something that sounded like, “Yeah, I probably could.” So, I read multiple peanut butter protein ball recipes and came up with something that would work for me and anyone else out there looking for a healthy, tasty snack. With complete satisfaction, I’m not only declaring these little niblets totally delectable, they’re also super easy to make!
- ½ cup chunky peanut butter*
- ½ cup raw honey
- ½ cup powdered coconut milk**
- ¼ cup flaxseed meal
- ½ cup coconut flour
- Optional: coconut flakes, cocoa nibs, chopped peanuts, etc. for rolling balls in
* I prefer to use unsalted, organic, but feel free to indulge with salted, roasted
**Powdered soy or non-dairy creamer will work also; Wholefoods carries powdered coconut milk
Using a fork or spatula, combine peanut butter and honey in a medium bowl.
Mix in powdered coconut milk, flaxseed meal, and coconut flour.
After combining ingredients, use your hand to pinch and knead the mixture just enough to form one clump.
Roll into about one-inch balls and place on wax or parchment paper. Makes about 25 or so.
You can also roll balls in the optional toppings above.
Chill in the refrigerator or freezer and enjoy!