Chocolate Coconut Protein Balls

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LOVE quest bars, but my wallet doesn’t, so I resolve to making my own protein bars (as you’ve seen here, here and here)

So I was pretty excited when these guys turned out to be the closest I’ve been able to get to matching the flavour of chocolate quest bars, without using vitafiber (a liquid low calorie sweetener and dietary fibre that’s used in quest bars)

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Ingredients (makes 12 balls)

  • 3 scoops protein powder (I used vanilla whey because that was all I had, but I’m sure that chocolate would make them even more delicious!)
  • 2T coconut oil
  • 1.5T cocoa powder
  • 1T cacao nibs
  • 1.5 pack stevia
  • 1T coconut flour
  • ~1/8 cup water
  • ~1/8 cup toasted coconut flakes (optional, for coating)

Directions

  • If it’s cold in your house, or you keep your coconut oil in the fridge, heat it for a few seconds in the microwave to liquify
  • Mix rest of the dry ingredients together well
  • Slowly add the water, mixing well (you may need to add more/less water depending on your protein powder – you want the texture to be fairly firm but a little stick)
  • Roll into balls
  • If you’re coating with toasted coconut, place the coconut on a plate and roll the balls in it to coat.

Macros (per ball without toasted coconut)

Calories: 69

Carbs: 1.3g

Protein: 9.1g

Fat: 3.1g

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