Chocolate Coconut Protein Brownie Balls

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a woman in possession of a good protein bar was formerly obliged to lay down an enormous sum.” ~Jane Austen, Protein and Providence

Perhaps this happened to be the unfortunate case many a year back, but happily this conundrum need not plague you any longer, as I am agreeably disposed to share with you a recipe that will deliver the most pleasing  bite of protein you could ever hope to find. You are most welcome.

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So whip yourself up a bunch of of these beauties, lift some weights and sit down to a cup of tea and a beautiful bite of protein.

…and chocolate. Don’t forget the chocolate.

They are handsome too, which a protein bite ought to be, if they possibly can.

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Chocolate Coconut Protein Brownie Balls

makes about 20

Ingredients

Base

1 cup soaked almonds (soak overnight)

½ cup coconut, desiccated

½ cup cacao

¾ cup (3 x 30g scoops) chocolate protein (100% whey and naturally sweetened)

1 tsp salt

½ cup apple sauce

1/5 cup coconut milk

½ cup coconut flour

Chocolate coating

2 tbsp honey (swap for stevia or other preferred natural sweetener for THM:S)

4 tbsp coconut oil

4 tbsp cacao

desiccated coconut, for rolling

Method

1. Grind soaked almonds in food processor, starting on low and then going to high.

2. Add all other ingredients for the base and process.

3. Work the mixture into balls. Be ready to get your hands dirty! If the mixture is a little dry, add a little more coconut milk until the mixture is  of a workable texture; if it is too wet, add more coconut flour.

4. Mix together honey, coconut oil and cocoa.

5. Roll the balls in the chocolate coating, and then roll in coconut.

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6. Place the balls on a tray lined with baking paper and put in the freezer for 1 hour.

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7. They are now ready to eat!

8. To store, keep the balls in an airtight container in the freezer. To serve, remove from freezer and let sit for 5-10 minutes to soften.

Enjoy pre or post workout for a quick (and beautiful) delivery of protein!

*Note: These are not very sweet and are very low sugar on purpose. They suit my not-so-sweet tooth, but if you want extra sweetness, you could try adding some honey, maple syrup, or liquid stevia to the base mixture.

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36 thoughts on “Chocolate Coconut Protein Brownie Balls

  1. These look good. Before, when I have been training for long distances, I’ve tried several other store bought protein snacks. I’ll have to try these next time though. How long will they keep in the freezer?

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  2. I had an airhead moment and sent you a message saying I couldn’t comment lol….and here it is 😉 Thanks again for this recipe. I can’t wait to try it!

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  3. I’m with Crystal. I couldn’t figure out how to comment. I had to move those protein balls out of the way and see. You doing a great job girl – a great job. Blessings ~ Chris

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  4. Confusing: you use cups, tablespoons, grams and ml. all together. Why not pick a measuring method and stick with it?
    I’d like to try these, but to make it with all the confusing and different measurements, it is going to take quite awhile!
    Sorry about the negativity, but it really is confusing to have both metric and non metric together!!

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    1. Don’t be sorry, Carol! I appreciate the constructive criticism. 🙂

      To be honest I hadn’t thought of this as a problem, and I am glad you pointed it out. I used the grams because *usually* protein comes with a 15 or 30g scoop–at least in my experience. I will work on making the measurements for this recipe universal. I’m quite a shamble when it comes to all this–I was born in Australia, live in Singapore and have an American husband. So I confuse myself sometimes! 🙂

      Again, thank you for your comment! I will do my best to take your advice to heart.

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      1. I really am sorry it sounded so negative, but honestly, these look absolutely yummy!
        I wanted to make them right away as I have all the ingredients, but the measurements just stumped me!
        I guess living in all those locations, you would get a bit confused as well!
        I tend to be rather hard headed regarding my American upbringing and living, so cups/Tablespoons/teaspoons is all I understand!
        Normally, the ml. if large enough isn’t hard to get ‘calculated’ into cups, but the grams are nearly impossible to calculate: I’ve tried!

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  5. These look great! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays 😀 Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

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  6. These look AMAZING, and your wonderful description of them made them sound so super tasty! Thanks for sharing this! ~Michelle

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  7. These look very nice. I just want to make sure about something before I get started. The third ingredient listed for the Chocolate Coating: is that supposed to be 2 separate things? I haven’t heard of cacao desiccated coconut. Your instructions make it look like you mean 2 separate ingredients. I get easily confused 🙂

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  8. Yum! What a great healthy recipe for a delicious snack, This would be great for kids and adults alike. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Will Pin & Twitt.

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