How to Make Perfect Chocolate Cherry Protein Balls

Chocolate Cherry Protein Balls.

Chocolate Cherry Protein Balls

You can cook Chocolate Cherry Protein Balls using 11 ingredients and 12 steps. Here is how you cook that.

Ingredients of Chocolate Cherry Protein Balls

  1. Prepare 8 oz of smooth peanut butter.
  2. You need 1/4 cup of golden flax seed.
  3. Prepare 1/4 cup of unsalted peanuts, coarsely chopped.
  4. It’s 1/4 cup of Montmorency cherries, sliced in half.
  5. You need 1/4 cup of cocoa powder.
  6. Prepare 1/4 cup of chocolate whey protein powder.
  7. You need 2 tsp of espresso powder.
  8. It’s 3/4 tsp of fine sea salt.
  9. You need 2 tbsp of maple syrup.
  10. You need 1 tbsp of blackstrap molasses.
  11. You need 1/2 tsp of vanilla.

Chocolate Cherry Protein Balls step by step

  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. On a silpat lined baking sheet, bake the flax seed for 8 minutes, being careful not to burn..
  3. Remove from the oven, transfer to a bowl and cool for 15 minutes..
  4. Chop the peanuts coarsely. I use my spice grinder, pulsing for 8-10 seconds. Reserve..
  5. Slice the cherries in half, reserve..
  6. In a medium mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients: cocoa powder, chocolate whey protein, espresso powder, and salt. Whisk to combine..
  7. In a separate mixing bowl, add the peanut butter, maple syrup, molasses, and vanilla extract. Stir to combine..
  8. Add the dry ingredients, 1/3 at a time, and stir to combine. You may find using a spatula challenging. Don’t be afraid to get your hands sticky!.
  9. Add the flax seed, peanuts, and cherries. Mix to combine..
  10. Separate into 1 oz. balls, wrap in plastic, refrigerate..
  11. Workout..
  12. Consume..