Jen's Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Jennifer Leah Gottlieb has the tastiest, most nutritious protein ball recipe yet
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These little pick-me-ups are something the whole family will enjoy eating and making! They are a great pre-workout pick-me-up or a healthy option when you are craving something sweet. These little guys are another great grab and go option that don't require a plate or utensils so you can enjoy them anytime and anywhere. Each serving is about 135 calories, so stick to one or two balls for a nutritious, protein-packed snack.

This recipe is provided by Jennifer Leah Gottlieb.

4
Servings
362
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  Cup  dried cherries or dried fruit of choice
  • ½  Cup  natural peanut butter
  • 1  Cup  rolled oats
  • 1  Teaspoon  cinnamon
  • scoops vanilla protein powder of choice
  • 1  Teaspoon  pure vanilla extract
  • 3  Tablespoons  unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Directions

Place all ingredients in a large bowl.

Mix until combined.

Create 1-inch balls using 1tbsp.

Place balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Store prepared balls in the fridge or transfer to a freezer safe container.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
47g
52%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
79g
61%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
298µg
43%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
10mg
13%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
158mg
16%
Choline, total
22mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
102µg
26%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
59mg
18%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Phosphorus, P
183mg
26%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
236mg
16%
Water
24g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Peanut Butter Shopping Tip

If you're looking for a smoother texture in your finished product, try using confectioners' sugar (also known as 10x sugar) instead of granulated sugar.

Peanut Butter Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.