I made these little protein balls using a blend of about 3 recipes I’d found online. I don’t like artificial sweeteners or added salt so I nixed those immediately, and what emerged was a mix of ball recipes that I am calling AMAZEBALLS! As my hubs always says “You can never just follow a recipe can you?”. No! Apparently not 😉
These little balls were made last week. I knew I’d found a winner immediately when hubs ate them, and liked them! Though he did say they were a little too sweet and too coconutty for his tastes, however that didn’t stop him eating them :/ I took a few to class on Sunday to eat between combat and cxworx and the class members went wild for them, so here is the recipe gals as I remember it:-
- 25 dates
- 1/2 cup Coconut flakes
- 1/4 cup almonds
- 1/4 cup cashews
- 1 scoop protein powder
option: chocolate, hemp seeds, coconut to roll in and ‘coat’ the balls.
- Put everything in the mixer
- Whiz up for 2 minutes until “clumpy” – yes that’s the technical term
- mold into balls – smaller balls = more balls, bigger balls = fewer balls!
- place on baking sheet, refrigerate….
- try not to eat them all at once!
I put wax paper on the baking sheet as one of the recipes said this helped, but I don’t see a problem with these sticking to the baking sheet. They WOULD however stick to each other! So leave room around each ball until it “sets” in the fridge. My balls were around the size of a golf ball I the ingredients above made 14 balls. Next time I’d do them a little bit smaller to get 18 instead. Sometimes 1 was too much, other times not enough but two was too many. Smaller balls!
Why am I calling them amazeballs? Cos they are amazing 😉 Plus it sounds much better than hubs suggestion of “protein bollocks”. Which if you don’t know bollocks are they are “testicles”. As with nearly all English words it has multiple meanings but hubs was referring to the shape 😉
Although I LOVE these amazeballs I’m still going to try playing with the recipe ingredients, life would be dull if every batch were the same right?
Rebecca Kelsey Sampson
This is totally up my alley! I do something similar with dates and peanut butter so I can’t wait to try this variety.
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I cannot wait to try these! My husband loves anything with dates. I just did a post where we stuffed dates with cream cheese and wrapped them with bacon. Delish. Thanks for sharing!
I remember having dates with marzipan or some sugary thing in the middle as a kid. So many date recipes!
Such a yummy and healthy snack! It’s nice when you can get both of those into one treat!
totally! Whole foods!
I haven’t heard that word amazeballs in a long time. However I won’t be able to make or eat this since I’m allergic to nuts. 🙁
oh no! Are you allergic to all nuts? I made a similar version for a friend allergic to nuts. Just replaced the nuts with seeds. Bit more chewy but worked. Pepitos, sunflower seeds, sesame, & hemp but any seeds would work
These sounds really good. Love dates!
I just learned that I needed to increase my intake of protein for health reasons. This snack would be perfect for me!
Really? Unusual to find someone low on protein. If you need help with that let me know.
I am not sure that I have ever had a date. I should remedy that with this recipe this week!
What???? Definitely put them on your shopping list!
These are some of my kids’ favorite snacks. I used to hand chop everything until I got a food processor last year – ridiculous I know.
hahaha the wonders of modern technology huh?
Oh man! I just threw away a whole bag of dates b/c I had no idea what to make with them! Ah well, I’ll keep this on hand.
noooooo! Dates are SO GOOD!
I’ve been making protein balls for the past 2 weeks! Mine are a little different, but these sound good, too.
yup they are pretty flexible. I’ve added dried cranberries, different nuts, and rolled them in seeds (hemp.sesame) or coconut. That’s one of the great things about these, so many options!
These sound great. My friend makes something similar and brings them to our bootcamp workout and we all eat them after. It is a great little after workout snack.
hahaha I did the same thing, brought them to our yoga retreat!
These look delicious! I’ve never made protein balls before.
Try them! So good!
Those look so good! I need to try these for sure! Great for snacking.
They are! I have them between clients in the afternoon
Oooooh, that looks so so yummy! My mama loves dates, I bet she would love these. Maybe I’ll earn some daughter points and make these for her 😉
Definitely earn daughter points!
I must make these. I am drooling over these yummy goodness.
They are so good with hemp seeds too!
Robin Masshole Mommy
I have never had anything like these, but they sound awesome. I can’t wait to try these 🙂
Definitely do! Energy balls!
I have made thees too! Minus the protein powder and I added 100% cocoa powder. Way better tasting than you would expect, right?!
Yes they are! I’ve used cocoa powder too, but this time I had leftover chocolate from another recipe and it seemed a shame to waste it 😉