Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bites
Who loves chocolate chips and peanut butter? What if I told you that if you combined the two, you still could enjoy a healthy treat? Well, good news is that you can!
I spent the afternoon making these yummy little Cookie Dough Bites that are packed with protein and flavor. They are perfect as a snack for when you are feeling a bit hungry or as a post-workout snack.
The ingredients needed to make this healthy protein snack are:
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 1/3 cup Lean1 vanilla protein powder
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet was used here, but you can also use dark)
The first step in creating this tasty treat is to combine all 3 ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
Using a spoon, mix the 3 ingredients together until well blended, making sure to get every bit of peanut butter off of the sides of the bowl.
Using clean hands, grab a bit of the mixture and start forming a ball. The ball should be the shape of a ping-pong ball.
Place the ball on a baking sheet and freeze for 30 minutes to harden. When you remove it from the freezer, this is also your time to re-shape or make your balls prettier.
Store the balls in the refridgerator in an air-tight container or eat right away!
The texture will remind you of cookie dough! Who can argue with that?
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At 31 weeks pregnant, these protein balls are the perfect treat for when I am starving or just needing a quick post-workout snack. Plus, they are easy to meal prep or to pack on the go.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Smoothie King and I was given Lean1 protein powder to try, at no cost. All opinions are my own.
Your trainer and friend,