Peanut Butter Protein Boo Balls
Updated: Oct 1, 2019
I mean I just had to with the name. I mean alliteration at its finest around this time. They are essentially energy balls that are coated with chocolate & have a halloween touch to them with a bit of pumpkin & color coordinated sprinkles-- but the name takes them up a notch :) These babies are gluten free, dairy free & refined sugar free. NOW if you do not want them to be DF or refined sugar free you can use whatever sprinkles or chocolate you want. However, if you follow the recipe below they will be :) Your choice! Amazing either way!
These are perfect for your holiday party coming up for work, family, friends & even kiddos parties! ENJOY!
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1/2 cup old fashioned oats (gluten free recipe if you use GF oats)
1/2 cup creamy unsweetened peanut butter
( Amazon is having a sale on RX nut butters right now, link below)
https://www.amazon.com/promocode/A1DT6CN98JSMYK?ref_=assoc_tag_ph_1524211089933&_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=pf4&tag=honestfoodie-20&linkId=b9bc3d52c41280b3846721199617bd853 tbsp coconut flour
2 tbsp pumpkin puree
2 tbsp pure maple syrup
1/2 scoop of Collagen (optional, but recommended) click to see the Vital Proteins I use!
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pumpkin spice
dash of cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin spice
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp coconut sugar - Click for coconut sugar I Iike to use
-1/2 cup Enjoy Life semi sweet mini chocolate chips - Click for link to this chocolate ( or whatever chocolate you choose-- this one makes the recipe DF) + 1 tsp coconut oil
-1/2 cup Whole Food white chocolate chips + 2 tsp coconut oil
SPRINKLES: I LOVE Whole Foods SPRINKLES :) Dye free & artificial flavor free. They use natural ingredients for example like turmeric for color. They taste better to me then regular sprinkles--- Ainsley agrees hahah.
Makes 8 Boo Balls
1. In a medium sized bowl add in oats, peanut butter, maple syrup, salt, coconut flour, pumpkin puree, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pumpkin spice & dash of cinnamon. With a spoon fold, stir until throughly combined. Let sit for a couple minutes while you get the coating ready. In a small bowl add 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp pumpkin spice & 2 tsp coconut sugar & whisk together.
2. Take the ball mixture & form into 8 round balls & set on a small plate. Take each ball & roll it around generously in the cinnamon, spice & sugar mixture. Then place back on the plate. Then place in freezer for 10 minutes.
+For Enjoy Life semi sweet chocolate, pour into a microwave safe bowl & 1 tsp coconut oil, heat on 30 minute increments & stirring until fully melted.
+For white chocolate, in a medium size bowl place chocolate & coconut oil. Then in a small sauce pan fill with 2 cups water. Place medium sized bowl on top of sauce pan. It should just be able to cradle it. Heat chocolate until melted on medium heat. White Chocolate hardens in microwave & is not easy to toss the balls in unless doing it on stove top.
4. Take balls out of the freezer, take tongs & toss in whatever chocolate you choose above! I do half & half :) Then sprinkle with sprinkle RIGHT after you toss each one to make sure the sprinkles stick to the chocolate before they dry!
THEN VOILA! I think I ate two while making them sooooo whoops ;)
5. Store in freezer for up to 2 weeks & allow them to defrost before eating, best consistency that way... however, I can hardly ever wait!
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