All Natural High Protein Snack

I ran across this recipe today and it struck my interest; last week I was thinking of experimenting with peanut butter and chickpeas. This looks delicious as a quick and easy source of protein and fiber. It’s no-bake and can be stored in the freezer. Definitely trying this weekend for an easy pre-workout snack.

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HIGH PROTEIN ENERGY BALLS
Author: Happy Healthy Mama
Recipe type: snack
Prep time:  15 mins
Cook time:  20 mins
Total time:  35 mins
Serves: 30 balls
These High-Protein Snack Balls are made with chickpeas and they are always a hit!
INGREDIENTS
  • ½ cup almonds
  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • ¾ cup natural peanut butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼-1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Line a tray that will fit in your freezer with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor, process the almonds until they are a fine crumb.
  3. Add the chickpeas and process until they are fully broken down.
  4. Next, add the peanut butter, honey, and vanilla and process until you have a smooth mixture.
  5. Remove the blade from the processor and stir in the chocolate chips, if using.
  6. Roll the mixture into small balls and place on your tray.
  7. Continue until you use all the mixture; you should have 30 balls.
  8. Freeze for at least 20 minutes before serving.
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6 thoughts on “All Natural High Protein Snack

  1. wow this looks awesome. what did you add the almonds for? for extra protein or crunch? bc I was thinking to substitute the nuts for protein powder. And another question, sorry… what is the honey for? extra sweetness?

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  2. Hi, Yes the honey adds sweetness but also provides a good natural source of energy. Almonds are great for the nut flavor, additional protein, and are a healthy fat 🙂 But I’m sure adding protein would work fine! THanks for reading 🙂

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