Sunday, March 4, 2012

Cocoa Delight Bites

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!
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 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.

This is so tweakable. Vanilla protein, or Cinnamon Roll, or Strawberry protein (leave out the cocoa) Or, leave in the cocoa and make them strawberry-chocolate protein balls. They would be different with chunky almond butter, too. Wow!  Let me know what you make yours like, ok?
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!