For the time being, I have been waiting to enable you to get these AMAZING peanut butter protein balls (that taste such as a a combination between cookie dough and a peanut butter cup) since late October. The timing just never felt best with all of the vacation goodies. I'm sure you're more than prepared for them now. Am I right? I am tweaking this formula since at least last August, when these balls first began as protein pubs. I certainly loved them, but wasn't deeply in love with this. Since then, they've been tested with the majority of my homemade nut butters, many brands of proteins powder and a few different flavors. Ultimately, this version emerged as the accurate winner and today I love to think about them because the poster child of healthful, easy snacking. No grains, low carb, healthy body fat, no sugars added, and an excellent mix of both proteins and fiber. Honestly, this probably is among my most beloved snacks on your blog AND they just take five minutes to make. I want to inform you a bit more concerning the diet & elements in these peanut butter balls, because I'm just like a Mother when it comes to recipes. I really like guiding you along in order that you're always prepared & informed. First things, initial is the peanut butter! You will want to make use of a natural drippy peanut butter. I like Investor Joe's peanut butter made out of only roasted peanuts and sodium. Another favorite is definitely Santa Cruz Dark Roasted Peanut Butter because it tastes like gold (if that were something). Next up may be the coconut flour. Although you'll just need a little amount, it is critical in the formula. I do believe that you could try a gluten free of charge oat flour, but no promises on that! BONUS! GUESS what are pigs feet used for?! Because I love you guys so much, Aloha offers generously agreed to offer 20% off orders of $50 or even more through 1/31/16! All you need to do is usually use the code ‘ambitiousaloha' at checkout. I can't wait to see you all help to make a few of these balls. That is clearly a weird statement, but therefore true. Snap a photo and be sure to tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram so I can see your lovely masterpieces! xo. Healthy Cookie Dough Peanut Butter Protein Balls Calories from fat: 135 Body fat: 9.2g Carbohydrates: 5.9g Glucose: 2.3g Fibers: 1.7g Protein: 5.5g Recipe type: Snacks, Protein, Gluten Free of charge, Dairy Free, Grain Free, Paleo Prep period: 5 mins Total time: 5 mins Ingredients 3/4 cup all-natural drippy peanut butter (any nut butter will work) 1 tablespoon coconut flour, plus more if necessary 1/2 cup protein powder (I used Aloha Vanilla Protein Powder) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons chocolates chips Instructions In a big bowl, add all ingredients except chocolate chips. Combine together using a solid wood spoon until elements are well mixed and resemble a smooth cookie dough. If it seems to dry put in a teaspoon or two more almond milk. If too moist, put in a teaspoon more of coconut flour. (The key note is that you will want to have the ability to roll the dough into balls that stay collectively well.) Stir in chocolate potato chips, then roll into 12 tablespoon sized balls. Transfer to an airtight box and shop in refrigerator. Makes 12 balls. To create vegan: Make use of vegan chocolate chips such as take it easy, or leave out chocolate potato chips completely. Nutrition without delicious chocolate chips: Calorie consumption: 123 Fat 8.6g Carbs 4.4g Fibers 1.5g Sugar: 1g Protein 5.5g I recommend using Aloha's protein powder that is vegetable based and made without stevia (they use a small amount of coconut sugar). It's my absolute preferred vegan protein powder out there and makes these balls irresistible. If you decide to make use of another proteins powder, make sure that it's all natural, no sugars added and clean. Formula by: Monique Volz Picture taking by: Sarah Fennel For much healthier and delicious snack quality recipes, follow my Healthy Treat board on Pinterest: Ok just whipped these up and I'm happy with how they came out! Made a bunch of modifications using what I had readily available, however in case other people was wanting to know, peanut flour lends itself well in this formula for the protein powder, or at least part of it (I used half peanut fifty percent something else) Happy these aren't sugary- they're a perfect pre-/post-workout snack for me personally!!