Chocolate Peanut Butter 90 Calorie Balls
All you need is a food processor or high-speed blender, and you'll be biting into these soft, cookie-dough-like protein balls in a matter of minutes. Made with only five simple ingredients, they taste delicious enough to be considered dessert but are protein-packed, so they're also perfect for a post-workout treat.
At 90 calories, each protein ball offers 3.3 grams of protein, and for less than 10 grams of sugar.
5 tablespoons dairy-free semisweet chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli)
1 cup salted roasted peanuts
1 cup Medjool dates, pitted (about 10 to 12)
1 scoop vanilla plant-based protein powder (about 35 grams; I used Vega)
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
Chop chocolate chips with a knife and set aside in a small bowl.
Add peanuts to a food processor or high-speed blender. Process nuts until a creamy peanut butter forms.
Add dates and mix until smooth.
Add in the protein powder until thoroughly combined.
Lastly, add the applesauce and mix until a creamy, thick dough forms.
Roll dough into 22 balls, coat each ball with the chopped chocolate, and place on a plate.
Enjoy immediately, or if you like a firmer consistency, refrigerate for at least 20 minutes. Store uneaten balls in an airtight container in the fridge.