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Chocolate Almond Butter Protein Balls

 

Wondering how to make energy balls or energy bites? It’s so easy with these gluten-free chocolate almond butter protein balls. Plus, these healthy breakfast balls are an easy no-bake recipe! 

 

These chocolate almond butter protein balls are perfect for breakfast or a snack. These gluten-free protein balls offer plenty of protein, fiber, and healthy fat to keep you fuller for longer. Plus, these healthy energy bites are totally delish!

Wondering how to make energy balls or energy bites? It’s so easy with these gluten free chocolate almond butter protein balls. Plus, these healthy breakfast balls are a no bake recipe! #healthybreakfast #energyballs #healthyrecipe #almondbutter #nobake

  

I love snack foods almost more than meals. So I often look for ways to incorporate said snacks into meals—which is how I got to thinking up these delicious almond butter protein balls!

 

How to make energy balls? Well, this energy ball recipe is so easy to make. I can pair a couple of these almond butter balls with a banana or peach for breakfast or have one for a snack. And the crushed pistachio adds such a delicious crunch!

 

For just 180 calories, each of these oatmeal protein balls offers 6 grams protein, as well as 5 grams fiber due to the almond butter, pistachios, and chia seeds. Plus, you get that delicious chocolate almond butter taste! Each bite contains 13 grams fat, but almost all of that is the heart-healthy poly- and monounsaturated varieties.

 

Wondering how to make energy balls or energy bites? It’s so easy with these gluten free chocolate almond butter protein balls. Plus, these healthy breakfast balls are a no bake recipe! #healthybreakfast #energyballs #healthyrecipe #almondbutter #nobake

 

You'll see that the directions for these almond butter protein balls call for letting these harden in the fridge or freezer, atop parchment paper in an air-tight container. I personally like them a little frozen (they don't get completely hard, just firmer), but I'll leave that choice up to you!

 

I think you'll love the chocolate almond butter flavor of these energy balls. Want more ideas for cooking with almonds? Give my Almond Raspberry Banana Baked Rice and my almond mango overnight oats a try. Now, go ahead and enjoy these snack balls!

  

Wondering how to make energy balls or energy bites? It’s so easy with these gluten free chocolate almond butter protein balls. Plus, these healthy breakfast balls are a no bake recipe! #healthybreakfast #energyballs #healthyrecipe #almondbutter #nobake

 

Helpful kitchen tools:

Measuring cups

Large glass bowl

Lock-top freezer containers

Cocoa duster

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp + 1/2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder, divided
  • 1/4 cup pistachios, chopped
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

 

Directions:

In a medium bowl, mix oats, almond butter, chia seeds, 1 Tbsp cocoa powder, pistachios, and vanilla extract with a spoon until well combined. Roll into balls with hands, then place on parchment paper in an air-tight container. Dust with remaining cocoa powder. Refrigerate or freeze for a few hours or overnight. Serves 14.

 

Nutritional information per serving: Cal: 180 Fat: 13 g Sat fat: 1.5 g Pro: 6 g Carbs: 12 g Sugar: 2 g Fiber: 5 g Chol: 0 g Sod: 40 g 

  

Wondering how to make energy balls or energy bites? It’s so easy with these gluten free chocolate almond butter protein balls. Plus, these healthy breakfast balls are a no bake recipe! #healthybreakfast #energyballs #healthyrecipe #almondbutter #nobake

 

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I'd love to hear from you! How are you enjoying these chocolate almond butter protein balls? What are your favorite ingredients for breakfast balls? 

 

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Amy Gorin is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, media personality, and writer in the NYC area.