Power Bites… Protein Balls… Healthy Dessert!
I have been attempting to come up with a YUMMY version of a “no- bake” protein bite… something I can throw together quickly and easily, something a bit healthier than a standard dessert… you know something I can “trick” my wrestler son into eating… but that everyone else will eat too! SCORE!! Everyone LOVED these – kids and adults alike!!
These bites are so delicious… almost a cross between cookie dough and fudge but without the added EXTRA sugar… I mean peanut butter and honey are quite sweet enough and once you add the “crunchies” and a bit of mini chocolate chips, AWESOMENESS is found!!
They are really quite adaptable… keep your ratios of wet ingredients to dry ingredients about 1:2 and try any combos you like… Here is how we did it….
2/3 cup sweetened, shredded coconut – TOASTED
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup oats
1/2 cup ground almonds (or flax seed works here)
½ cup chopped Craisins (or raisins are fine)
6 TBS mini chocolate chips
Toast your coconut, very low heat, stir constantly until it browns… allow to cool (I ground mine more in the processor)
Mix peanut butter, honey and vanilla
In a separate bowl, mix the oats, ground almonds OR flaxseed, and cooled coconut
Add dry ingredients to the wet, stir until just mixed, add chocolate chips and stir again
Set in fridge for about 1 hour so it chills enough to harden a bit
Make 1/2” balls… Keep refrigerated
Sure hope you like them as much as we did! Let me know your variations!!!