Chocolate Protein Balls

Let’s set the scene. Your children come home from school. And they’re STARVED! They’re begging for that bag of candy from Grandma, but you know good and well that won’t satisfy their hunger. What can you give them? It needs to have protein so as not to spike their blood sugar which would likely result in hyperactivity later. But it also needs to be tasty enough to tempt their appetites. Then you remember–those chocolate protein balls in the fridge! That, combined with a cup of cold milk, is the perfect solution!

 

Protein balls

Chocolate Protein Balls

4 cups quick oats

1/2 c smooth peanut butter

1/2 chocolate chips

1/2 cup coconut oil (I use refined so as not to override the chocolate and peanut butter flavor)

1/2 cup butter (not margarine)

1 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp vanilla

5 scoops Zint collagen (protein boost)

1/4 cup Truvia

Melt butter, peanut butter, chocolate chips, and coconut oil in pan on low heat. Add remaining ingredients. Press into silicone mini muffin pan  Chill. Serve. Optional: put lock and key on fridge door. May be necessary to keep them from disappearing in a matter of hours. 🙂

 

 

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