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Healthy Holiday Appetizers – Chocolate Chip Protein Balls

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These chocolate chip protein balls are a healthy holiday appetizer that gives all year round as a high protein snack or appetizer.

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Have you ever found those snacks that you just can’t get enough of? The ones that you keep reaching for more or that you never get sick of? I definitely have and these protein balls are one of those. (for my cake batter protein balls, check out this recipe)

Not only do these taste delicious, but they also have so many great ingredients and even better, you can adjust them to fit your needs and wants. Overall, the base ingredients will be the same, but changing out something here or there can add a whole new level of tasty.

First, you will start out with your base, which will include, oats, ground flax and a protein powder. Depending on what your overall flavor is will change what kind of protein powder flavor you will use. For this recipe we are going to use chocolate.

Then you will add, the coconut flakes, honey, vanilla, salt, chia seed, peanut butter, and chocolate chips.

Mix well and scoop into bite sized pieces. Place into the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

making chocolate chip protein balls

Plate them and here is your high protein appetizer. To make them look a little fancier you can dust the top with powdered sugar.

These definitely are a crowd pleaser, are you ready to wow your friends and family?

chocolate chip protein balls square with calories and macros

Make them more festive by doing 1/4 c. cookie butter and 1/4 c. peanut butter, with white chocolate chips and cinnamon Oats. Cookie Butter Balls

Share with me your own variation or protein balls and I will be sure to try them!

one chocolate chip protein ball square with calories and macros
one chocolate chip protein ball square with calories and macros

Chocolate Chip Protein Balls

These chocolate chip protein balls make a healthy, high protein appetizer, and a great snack.
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip protien balls
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 16 balls
Calories: 158cal
Author: Paige Merritt

Ingredients

  • 1 C old-fashioned oats
  • 2/3 C Shredded Coconut (Can toast if desired)
  • 1/2 C Ground Flax Seed
  • 1 Scoops Chocolate Protein Powder or vanilla (30 grams)
  • 1/4 C Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 C Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 C Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 C Honey
  • 2 T Pure Maple Syrup
  • 2 T Chia Seeds
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Dash Salt

Instructions

  • Stir together Oats, ground flax, protein powder, coconut, salt. After mixing together add the rest of the ingredients.
  • Roll into balls (about 1 1/2 tablespoons each), place in fridge for at least 30 minutes and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 158cal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g
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Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Protein Balls
Amount per Serving
Calories
158
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
9
g
14
%
Carbohydrates
 
17
g
6
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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