Healthy dark chocolate protein balls made with pea protein and dipped in dark chocolate. Paleo, vegan and nut free.
- 1/4 cup Nuzest rich chocolate pea protein (28g)*
- 1/4 cup cacao powder (22g)
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup sunflower seed butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 Tbsp water (more or less as needed)**
- 3-4 oz dark chocolate
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- In a small mixing bowl, combine all dry filling ingredients. This includes the protein powder, cocoa powder and salt.
- Mix in the sunflower seed butter and vanilla extract. Add water as needed. Mix first with a spatula, then use your hands to knead the dough. It will have a playdough-like texture.
- Roll the dough into balls about 1 tablespoon in size. Place the balls on a small baking sheet or large plate.
- Freeze the balls for 30 minutes.
- In a small sauce pan, melt the dark chocolate and coconut oil over low heat, stirring frequently.
- Dip the balls into the dark chocolate and place on a sheet of parchment paper.
- Drizzle any remaining chocolate over the balls and top with flaked sea salt.
- Store in fridge or freezer.
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**You may need more or less water depending on the protein powder you use. For sweeter protein balls, swap the water for maple syrup.
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