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Sunday, July 20, 2014

No Bake Protein Balls

I'm going to warn you right now, before you read any more if you have no will power to say "no" to yummy treats quit now and don't even bother making these amazing, easy, tastes like a cookie but better, no bake protein balls because I promise you, you'll have to hide the entire batch or force your husband to eat the rest so you don't eat them all.  Not that I would know…that's just what I heard….from a friend…. wink, wink.

I came across these bad boys on Amanda's new fit life Facebook page.  I just happened to have all the ingredients on hand so I thought I'd try it out. Ermahgerd.  Totally knocked my socks off, my kids were hounding me for more (I didn't really want to share), and super quick and easy.


I made just a few, slight modifications to her recipe because it called for honey and I don't like honey all that much so I swapped in some light maple syrup instead.  Don't judge.

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, mix (I used my hands), shape into a ball and store in the fridge…assuming you don't eat them all before they make it there.

(Makes 24 balls)
-1 cup oats
-2 scoops protein powder (I used vanilla whey)
-1/2 cup peanut butter (I used crunchy and it was awesome)
-1 tbs vanilla
- 1/4 cup honey
-added light maple syrup until it formed a consistency to make a ball

DONE!

According to my calculations, one ball has 67 calories, 9g carbs, 2g fats and 4g protein

Give them a try!  I'd love to hear what you think!

8 comments:

  1. I can't wait to try these :)

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  2. Yum! These look delicious! I make something similar to them too- love using the crunchy butters :)

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    1. Doesn't the crunchy add so much to them?

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  3. Annie, these look yum..When I am done with my Paleo, I can make these:)

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  4. I have a question probably pretty stupid one. But what kind of oats? Instant? or original? Do you cook the oats?

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    1. Not stupid! I used old fashioned but I think in this case since you aren't cooking them any type would work. Don't quote me on that though …. ;o)

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  5. Using crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy is a great idea! Gonna do that.

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