I keep seeing balls everywhere. I like some balls, but not all balls. The balls I’m really in love with are these little balls of deliciousness that remind me of Dunkin Donuts Coconut munchkins… just 20 times healthier. 🙂
Chocolate Coconut Protein Balls
Thanks to Instagrammer @daisyhealthylife, I found a new treat! These balls came together in less than 10 minutes, and although they were a little messy when forming, you get to lick your fingers afterwards, which is always the best part. Absolutely no baking is required, and you only have to wash a few dishes, which is a pro in my book!
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I used 100% Gold Stand Whey Protein Extreme Chocolate Milk)
- 1 tbsp nut butter
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 5 tbsp water
- squirt of maple syrup
- shredded unsweetened coconut flakes
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except for the coconut flakes. You can sprinkle some in if you’d like flakes inside your balls.
- On a plate, spread a decent amount of coconut flakes.
- Form the dough into 4-5 balls, and roll them in the coconut flakes
- Place the plate of protein balls in the freezer for 10 minutes
- Eat up!
Nutritional Facts per Protein Ball: (for 5 balls)
- 93 calories
- 5 g carbs
- 5.2 g fat
- 6.4 g protein
Depending on the protein and coconut flakes you use, your macros could be lower, but these do a great job of filling you up!
The mixture was a little dry at first, but after adding a little maple syrup, they got to a great consistency.
I ended up mixing a few pinches of coconut flakes into the mixture as it helped mold the balls together. Next time I definitely want to add in mini chocolate morsels… yum!
After the finger lickin’, rolling the balls in the coconut flakes was my 2nd favorite part.
After the last ball was rolled in coconut flakes, I popped them in the freezer for about 10 minutes, before transferring them to the fridge overnight. This morning when I tried them, they were honestly one of the best things I’ve ever bitten into, and I had my doubts about these nuggets. They didn’t taste fake, chalky, or healthy at all. They were perfectly moist (sorry!) and made me want to devour the entire batch.
If you make only one thing that I tell you to make, it has to be these. I would choose these over a Dunkin’s coconut munchkin in a heartbeat. These would be perfect for a night-time snack attack when the only thing you want to do is shove your face in your junk food drawer. Your body will thank you for the protein, but don’t eat all at once, because that’s just overkill and your body will hate you for that one.
P.S, how weird of a word is munchkin? I kind of want to rename these Chocolate Coconut Protein Munchkins since that word makes me giggle.