Not only is peanut butter its own protein, but the addition of protein powder gives it a healthy kick!
Don’t tell the kids 😉
Peanut Butter Protein Balls
adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie’s “Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Balls”
1/2 c rolled oats
1/2 cup peanut butter – *or any other nut butter, or sun butter … if you store your pb in the fridge, you might want to melt it so it stirs more easily.
stevia drops to taste, or 2 Tbsp plus 2 tsp pure maple syrup – we used 2 Tbsp + 1 1/2 tsp maple syrup + 1/2 tsp vanilla extract – *If using a dry sweetener, you might have to add a little water or oil to the dough. If using a liquid sweetener, don’t add any extra liquid
1/8 tsp salt
2 Tbsp flour or oat bran – we used 2 Tbsp protein powder
Chocolate chips – we omitted the chocolate chips for the kids, but I pushed some into mine before I ate them 🙂 For Dairy free try using cacao nibs, or Enjoy Life’s dairy free chocolate chips
*Notes including in the original recipe
Combine all the ingredients into a small bowl, and mix until well incorporated. Roll into balls and serve!
Makes 10-14 balls, depending on how many you eat while making them.
Store in an air tight container in the fridge.