I knew you were truffle when you walked in. Trying to be healthier in 2023? How does a chocolate protein truffle sound? This easy no bake protein ball recipe is made with Iconic Protein Powder and packed with protein. Take 15 minutes to whip up a batch of these protein balls and you’ll have a healthy snack all week long. You won’t even miss regular chocolate truffles or candy with this easy no bake protein ball recipe.
What Are Protein Balls?
Protein all the whey. Protein balls? Energy bites? Protein truffles? Energy balls? Keto truffles? If you are looking for any of those recipes, you’ve come to the right place. This snack has many names, but we have one recipe that will satisfy you without cheating on your New Year’s resolutions. You can certainly buy protein balls or bars (we like Fast Bar and have written about them to help with intermittent fasting). However, nothing beats a homemade protein ball recipe. Plus homemade usually turns out cheaper than store-bought. Win-win on your tastebuds and wallet.
Protein balls are made with you guessed it “protein powder.” Sometimes they are made with dates, which require soaking and a food processor. This recipe requires no dates, no soaking and no food processor. You can also made substitutions and additions in the base protein ball recipe or add more toppings.
What is Iconic Protein Powder and Shakes?
Get out of my whey. Iconic is our go to protein shake. We’ve been drinking Iconic chocolate or vanilla protein shakes daily for almost three years now. Iconic uses ethically sourced and premium quality protein, and best of all their protein drinks and protein powders are rich, creamy and delicious. Iconic is not vegan and made with Truly Grass Fed™ certified Milk Protein Isolate (MPI), which is the naturally occurring blend of 20% whey & 80% casein found in cow’s milk. ICONIC Protein is also 99.99% lactose-free. Iconic has no added sugar and instead sweetened with monk fruit and stevia.
All protein shakes and powders are an acquired taste, but once you start with Iconic, you will be hooked. If you like pre-made protein shakes, check out our review on Iconic shakes. If you are vegan, you can use a vegan protein powder for this protein ball recipe.
Protein Ball Recipe: Ingredients
This 8-ingredient protein ball recipe is simple and two of those ingredients are water and sea salt. If you like to cook healthy, you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry. You’ll need peanut butter, almond flour, chocolate Iconic protein powder and honey (or sweetener of your choice) to make the base. You may need to add some water to combine the ingredients. You’ll need paramount crystals, chocolate and sea salt to coat the truffles.
Protein Ball Recipe: Substitutions
- Peanut Butter: You can use the nut butter of choice (almond butter, cashew butter, pecan butter or walnut butter).
- Almond Flour: You can substitute flour of choice (we also like brown rice flour, rolled oats or oat flour).
- Protein Powder: Since this is a chocolate truffle, we recommend a chocolate protein powder but you can use any protein powder.
- Honey: Can substitute with maple syrup, blue agave, monk fruit, Stevia or sweetener of choice.
- Paramount Crystals: Can substitute with oil or shortening. If you made chocolate party favors, paramount crystals come in handy (and that’s why we have them in the first place)
Protein Ball Recipe: Tips
You will need to adjust the amount of water to get the consistency right in the recipe. Some nut butters are wetter than others. We buy an organic peanut butter and it has a lot of oil when it’s freshly opened. We try to mix it around but it’s more of a wet peanut butter. Also some protein powders will soak up more liquid than others. After you combine the other ingredients, add one teaspoon of water until you can form protein ball that isn’t dry or crumbly. Avoid adding too much liquid as that’s harder to fix.
You can also alter and adjust this recipe however you like. Make a white chocolate truffle with vanilla protein powder. Or how about adding in chia or flax seeds into the base recipe? Or be a more indulgent with mini chocolate chips? You can also have fun with the toppings. After you dip the truffles in chocolate, roll them in crushed walnuts or shredded coconut. You could also drizzle white or dark chocolate lines to make them look professional too.
Protein Ball Recipe: Instructions
This protein ball recipe takes less than 15 minutes to make. Combine the base ingredients together. Then use a mini ice cream scoop to make even protein truffles. Use your hands to roll them. Next melt the chocolate and use paramount crystals or oil to thin the chocolate and make it easier to coat the truffles. The final step is to refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
Protein Sheikh. This year, let’s get fit and healthy together with this protein ball recipe. This protein ball recipe is easy, fast and delicious and satisfies your cravings for chocolate or dessert. For more tips on how to stay healthy this year, head over to our wellness section here.
Protein Ball Recipe
- 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
- 1 Tsp Honey
- 1/3 Cup Chocolate Protein Powder
- 1/4 Cup Almond Flour
- 1 Tsp Water
- 1 Tsp Paramount Crystals
- 4 Oz Chocolate
- Combine peanut butter, honey, protein powder, almond flour and water
- Stir until combined and forms a dough (add more water, if necessary)
- Scoop with mini ice cream scoop
- Roll into a ball
- Melt chocolate and add paramount crystals to thin (can also use shortening or oil)
- Dip the balls in chocolate and place on parchment paper
- Sprinkle with sea salt
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes
Calories from protein affect your brain, your appetite control center, so you are more satiated and satisfied.Mark Hyman