I’ve decided I’m going to start experimenting with recipes a bit more. In light of my recent post about choosing protein balls, I decided that it would be much more cost effective to try making our own.
I considered what flavours we like, what treats we like & how I could make something good for us from this. We love a good peanut butter & chocolate combination and will often use this for our breakfast overnight oats (which I’ll post soon!) so I was keen to try this for our afternoon, protein snack too.
It was important to me that the recipe was easy, didn’t require a food processor and used minimal equipment as I have very little time to spend in the kitchen and we also really don’t like cleaning up.
While I’m not vegan or have any issues with dairy or gluten – I like to make the information up here as accessible as possible, and also, unless it’s super important to the taste or consistency of a recipe, I’d rather eat those things in a different dish.
So, these protein balls were born. The perfect combination of peanut butter & chocolate that replicate a totally delicious peanut butter cup, it doesn’t have a weird flavour like a lot of protein ball/bar snacks do & you also get an awesome 7g of protein per serving!
I’ll experiment with different flavours in the future too. Likely a chocolate & mint as that is another favourite around here!
Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Protein Balls
- 1/2 Cup Rolled Oats If you'd like the recipe to be gluten free, make sure you use gluten free rolled oats.
- 1/4 Cup Desiccated Coconut
- 1/4 Cup Agave Or another liquid sweetener
- 1/2 Cup Vanilla Protein Power We used Planet Food Organic Vegan Protein. You could also use chocolate flavour if you'd like
- 1 Cup Smooth Peanut Butter 100% Peanuts
- 1/4 Cup Dairy Free Dark Chocolate
- In a medium bowl, mix peanut butter and agave together until well combined.
- Add the rolled oats, coconut and mix until combined. Slowly add the protein power and keep mixing. It will be quite difficult near the end.
- Once well combined, roll the mixture between your palms into balls - it should be easy to roll. If it's too wet - add more protein powder. If too dry you can add more sweetener or a little bit of water. Place these on a plate, tray or some baking paper.
- Melt your chocolate in a small microwave safe container in 30 second bursts, careful to not burn. Once melted, drizzle the balls with the melted chocolate.
- Leave in the fridge until the chocolate is set and then move to a container. Consume within two weeks. Store in fridge.
I’d love to know how you found this recipe & whether or not you made any changes to it! Let us know below.