These protein bars have a creamy peanut butter center and a crunchy milk chocolate shell. They are delicious, but good for you.
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These protein balls are made with peanut butter and banana to create a creamy center. They have 81 calories each and 5 grams protein, 7g carbs, and 5g of fat.
Are protein balls good to lose weight?
While delicious and made with healthy ingredients, I honestly can’t say that protein balls are a good weight loss food. There are a few reasons why protein balls are not a good choice for weight loss.
- They are too good! It’s like eating candy. They are small, they go down quickly, and you’ll just want to eat MORE.
- Protein balls aren’t low in calories. I’ve tried really hard to make low calorie protein balls, and have been slightly successful (these are my lowest calorie protein balls here), but overall, the best tasting protein balls contain some sort of fat, like nut butters, that really bump up the calories.
- And finally, protein balls aren’t filling, so you’ll just want to eat a regular meal after you eat a bowl full of protein balls! Haha~!
So, why do I make them if protein balls aren’t good for weight loss?
- Protein balls are a great way of getting some PROTEIN For the day. These are a delicious and indulgent way to get 100+g of protein per day.
- Everyone needs a treat. A treat that is good for you and delicious is my preference. I’d rather have a small indulgence every day like these protein balls, that won’t derail my weight loss journey, than eat a Crumbl cookie every day (1/4 of a Crumbl cookie is saved for every Monday though!)
So, if you are like me and need an indulgent treat, that ALSO has benefits like protein in it, you’ve got to try these Chocolate peanut butter protein balls.
How I made these chocolate peanut Butter protein balls
This recipe is not easy, but it is not difficult. The center is delicious! I then rolled the dough onto parchment paper and made mounds using a melon baller. I had to freeze the mounds before I drizzled them with chocolate.
After being frozen, they can be dipped well and the chocolate hardens quickly.
After the chocolate has set, let them sit out for a few minutes. The inside will become gooey, soft, and delicious!
Store them in the fridge (*not the freezer) until you are ready to eat them.
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- 66 Small Chocolat chips that are sugar-free
Mash the banana, and then add the peanut butter. The dough will be very soft and you won’t have the ability to form balls with your hands.
Use a small cookie scoop or melon baller to scoop out 1 tablespoon.
Place the balls on parchment paper and freeze.
➡️To dip the balls in chocolate, you must first freeze them.⬅️
Melt the chocolate for about 4-6 hours. Dip each ball in chocolate and cover all sides. Keep in the refrigerator until the chocolate hardens.
Once the chocolate has set, you can enjoy it with your fingers. The inside will still be soft and gooey.!
Serving: 1ball | Calories: 81Cal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g
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