This recipe makes 25 to 30 walnut-size crunchy treats, delicious when they begin to melt. Just divvy them into plastic sandwich bags and stick them in the freezer. Then, instead of reaching for a processed boxful of ingredients you can't even pronounce, you will be ready with a healthy, high-protein snack.

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Ingredients

25
Original recipe yields 25 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, mix together peanut butter, cocoa whey powder, bananas, and flax seed.

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  • Mold the mixture into walnut-size balls, and place them in a container lined with parchment to separate the layers. Freeze at least 2 hours before serving

Nutrition Facts

136 calories; protein 5.3g 11% DV; carbohydrates 7g 2% DV; fat 10.8g 17% DV; cholesterol 0.1mg; sodium 101.6mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2011
I submitted this recipe and wanted to let you know that it tastes even better if you freeze them overnight before serving. It's a very healthy snack or dessert for those days you are craving sugar. Thanks for stopping by! P.S.: FLAX SEED IS SUPPOSED TO BE GROUND, I SHOULD HAVE MENTIONED THIS ON THE RECIPE. UPDATE 7/15/11: for those of you that asked, but when you buy a container of protein powder, it comes inside a scoop for measurements. Usually 1 scoop is equivalent to 4 Tbsp. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/21/2009
Not bad and a good way to stave off a cookie/cake craving. I did skip the flax seed since I didn't have any on hand. I think it would benefit from a few additions -- maybe mini chocolate chips and/or raisins. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2011
I submitted this recipe and wanted to let you know that it tastes even better if you freeze them overnight before serving. It's a very healthy snack or dessert for those days you are craving sugar. Thanks for stopping by! P.S.: FLAX SEED IS SUPPOSED TO BE GROUND, I SHOULD HAVE MENTIONED THIS ON THE RECIPE. UPDATE 7/15/11: for those of you that asked, but when you buy a container of protein powder, it comes inside a scoop for measurements. Usually 1 scoop is equivalent to 4 Tbsp. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2009
This is a great recipe! I was looking for a high protein snack for after workouts when I didn't feel like making a smoothie or when I needed a sweet treat without the sugar and this is it. I used organic crunchy peanut butter but I think this would be also great with smooth peanut butter. I also think that you could use regular unsweetened cocoa powder if you don't want to use the protein powder or don't have it (a great alternative if you are making this for the kids). Of course, that decreases the protein, but still provides a healthy snack. The next time I make these, I will refrigerate the mixture first before I roll into balls because the mixture was very mushy and difficult to make into balls. No problem, easily fixed, but mine didn't turn out as pretty as the recipe submitter. They still taste great! Thank you for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/21/2009
Not bad and a good way to stave off a cookie/cake craving. I did skip the flax seed since I didn't have any on hand. I think it would benefit from a few additions -- maybe mini chocolate chips and/or raisins. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2011
looov this so much & so much energy sweets can make u crash & as u know peanut & bananas give u a calm energy!!!!! thank u fit& healthy mom:)) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2009
We love this recipe! I made it with vanilla whey protein because that's what I had on hand, and it came out great. I used a melon-baller to make the balls, which helped. They are fantastic from the freezer (maybe a little TOO good!). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2010
I love these. I've begun just mixing peanut butter protein powder honey and wheat germ. I just stick the bowl in the fridge and snack on it for days. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2010
These are great! I used chocolate whey protien powder and mixed in 1-2 mashed bananas for a little sweetness and some carbs. I crushed peanuts and sprinkled over the balls for a little asthetic apeal. I like these best when frozen. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2009
Thank you for this recipe! We need to avoid sugar for health reasons and this is a great sugar-free high protein snack and dessert for us. It tastes delicious didn't change a thing! Thanks for the new staple in our nutrition plan. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2010
Didn't add the flax seed because I was too anxious to make these and had all the stuff. Not sure about these. I wasn't sure if I was suppose to take them out of the freezer after two hours. Next time I'll keep them in the freezer and only take them out when I want one or two. Might also try one banana the banana taste was a bit overwhelming would have liked more of a PB taste. My husband really liked them. Read More
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