Snickers Protein Balls

These are sinfully delicious…And they are only 100 Calories per serving!

Why Would Your Body Benefit from Eating these?

1) Whey Protein- Not only is whey protein delicious and extremely versatile (There are about 50 different flavors available online), it has also been shown to lower blood pressure and improve body composition. Read more about the link between blood pressure and whey protein here.  This supplement is really not just for athletes, branched amino acids found in whey protein have been proven to help women and men of all ages with overall better strength, immunity, muscle mass, nerve and motor function, and better muscle recovery. 
2) Peanut Butter- Peanut butter is a healthy fat source when consumed in moderation. The protein + fiber combination keeps you fuller longer, keeps blood sugar levels stable, and improves heart health and blood pressure. Not only is it a good source of fat, it’s a great source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, such as copper, magnesium, manganese, folate, and vitamin E (keeps that skin looking young)!
3) Oats – Contain your DV of manganese and a large amount of molybdenum- both of which are essential for healthy metabolism of proteins, fats, and carbs, and for healthy bones, skin, and muscles. Oats also pack a strong fiber punch with a unique combination of vitamins and minerals that help stabilize blood sugar, keep you feeling full, and protect your heart from cardiovascular disease.



Snickers Protein Balls
Serves 20

2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup Chunky Peanut Butter (I used super chunky, or you could always add crushed peanuts)
3 Scoops Whey protein powder (I used 2 Peanut Butter cookie dough scoops, and one vanilla)
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk (I use Blue Diamond)
6 Squares 90% Cacao to coat

Mix together all ingredients except for the chocolate. I mixed with a spoon then with my hands. Once the mixture is uniform, start to form into little dough balls and lay on a plate.
**Variations** If you want yours to be sweeter, like candy, use milk chocolate instead of 90% cocoa. Also, if you want a sweeter inside, add some stevia or sugar to the Peanut Butter mixture**

Place the six squares of chocolate in a microwave safe mug or bowl and heat on 30 second increments, careful to stir the chocolate so it doesn’t burn.
Line a pan with wax or parchment paper, then take one ball at a time and coat it in the chocolate, then place it on the wax paper. Once all balls are on the wax paper, stick the pan in the fridge for 30 minutes to set.
Serve immediately or transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge! Enjoy!
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