Walnut Brownie Protein Balls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill: 1 hour
Total Time: 10 minutes
Walnut Brownie Protein Balls are the perfect pop-able breakfast, after workout snack, or simple sweet treat to fuel you throughout the day. This grab and go Chocolate Energy Bites Recipe is so fast and easy, you'll want to make a batch every week. Stuffed with healthy ingredients such as walnuts, unsweetened cocoa powder, chia seeds, peanut butter, and more...these Nutty Chocolate Energy Bites taste like brownie batter but are packed with protein and goodness!
- 1 cup Medjool dates about 12 small dates, pitted and chopped
- 1/2 cup walnut butter
- 3/4 cup walnuts chopped
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips optional
Combine dates, walnut butter, walnuts, coconut oil, honey, chia seeds, and cocoa powder in a high powered blender or food processor.
Blend until combined and smooth. You may need to scrape the sides. A very thick batter should form. (SEE NOTE)
Pour batter into a large bowl and if using, stir in the chocolate chips.
Store in the fridge for 1 hour to allow to cool and harden.
Remove from fridge and roll into 1 inch balls.
Serve or store in fridge until ready to serve.
If freezing, double bag in freezer safe zip lock bags and freeze up to 3 months. Allow to defrost in fridge for 6-8 hours when ready to serve.
NOTE: If batter is too thick and not smooth, add in 1 tablespoon water at a time until batter forms.
Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 204mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 0.8mg