I wanted something fast and easy and CHOCOLATY!
This is it. It takes maybe 5 minutes and 1 bowl.
In that bowl I put these ingredients for a BIG BATCH:
1 cup chocolate protein powder (We love Progenix. I've used the Myofusion but Progenex Locha Mocha More Muscle makes the very best ones! progenexusa.com)
1 TBSP dark cocoa
1/2 cup coconut oil, NOT melted
2 TBSP raw honey (You may find that 1 TBSP is enough for you)
2 TBSP raw almond butter (or toasted pecan butter - recipe on this site)
1 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes ( the chunky coconut chips fromnuts.com is the best!)
4 TBSP coconut milk, as needed, maybe more.
Stir with wooden spoon until a dough-like look appears. It takes a little stirring, and kind of happens all at once. You may need a bit more coconut milk, or if it's too thin, you could add some more protein powder. I rolled them into 1 1/2 inch balls. I think it made 24. I put them into the freezer for a few minutes to set them up. Then my crew ate them so fast, I had to rush to get a pic of the last few.
I took around 140 of them to the CrossFit Countdown cookout and didn't bring any home!
There is also a Vanilla Date Delight Bites recipe on this blog - just put it in my search box.
I took several of these Strawberry Delight bites to school and when Chris Wallace ate hers, she said, "You can't call this a Protein Ball - nobody wants to eat a protein ball. You must call it a Strawberry Delight Bite!" So, there you go - new name. I like it!
I also have Pumpkin Protein Balls and lemon Lime Protein balls on this blog. Check them out, too!