I started making these protein energy balls when my doctor said I had low blood sugar and needed to add more protein to my diet. A great afternoon pick-me-up for kids and adults. You can take them to your gluten-free and raw friend's parties.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 balls
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt coconut oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add rice flour; cook and stir until toasted, 3 to 5 minutes. Add chocolate and stir until just melted. Remove from heat.

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  • Place sesame seeds in a small soup bowl.

  • Place almond butter, hemp seeds, cocoa powder, protein powder, honey, and salt in another bowl. Stir with a stiff silicone spatula. Add the rice flour mixture and stir to combine.

  • Measure out about 16 balls using a small ice cream scoop or 2 tablespoons. Roll between palms to shape balls; roll in the bowl of sesame seeds to coat. Roll again to secure the seeds. Place balls in a baking dish and cover with plastic wrap.

  • Refrigerate until firm, 2 to 4 hours. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Cook's Notes:

Wheat germ, chia seeds, or flax seeds can be substituted for hemp seed. Nonfat milk powder can be substituted for whey protein powder.

Coconut oil and baking chocolate are used to firm consistency when chilled. Feel free to use chocolate chips.

Nutrition Facts

207 calories; protein 7.2g; carbohydrates 11.9g; fat 16.1g; cholesterol 0.8mg; sodium 120.8mg. Full Nutrition
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