I like the idea of protein balls but a lot of the time when you look at the recipe it has a whole lot of expensive ingredients that I don’t normally buy, I want a little snack ball that I can make quickly, cheaply and from what I have in my less than expensive pantry ingredients.
This is not really a recipe as it changes from making to making because of what ingredients I do have at the time if you don’t have an item in your pantry sub it with what comes to hand …. hey variety is the spice of life. You can make this with a food processor, blender or chop by hand. I use my 27yro lil Oscar food processor and it holds enough ingredients to make about 12 little balls.
I base these snack balls on Weet bix (a cereal breakfast biscuit) and rolled oats. My sorta recipe below and possible substitutes in brackets.
1 weet bix broken in half.
1/2 cup rolled oats (you can use 2 weet bix instead of the oats).
1/2 cup in total of mixed nuts, dried fruits and seeds (or all nuts or all seeds or all dried fruits, I like dates if using dried fruit).
2 tablespoons cocoa (or cacao).
1/3 cup Milo (Nesquik, Sustagen). (Option use extra tablespoon cocoa and honey)
1/4 cup peanut butter (or nutella or a chocolate nut spread of your choice)
1-2 tablespoons honey. (agave or maple syrup)
3-4 tablespoons coconut oil.
Dessicated coconut to roll.
Blitz weet bix and oats. Add nuts/seeds/fruit, cocoa, milo and blitz again.
Add peanut butter, honey and coconut oil and blitz again. Take a taste and see if you need more sweetness add more honey or nutella but don’t over do it.
Pinch together some of the mixture to see if it will stay together if you make a ball, add a bit more weet bix if it’s too wet, add more peanut butter or coconut oil if it’s too dry.
Pop into the fridge for 10 mins to set a little then take out and roll into balls, roll and coat in coconut and refrigerate.
Option, Take it up a notch and dip in melted chocolate instead of coconut.
Everyone has different tastes I’m not an overly sweet tasting person so I don’t need food as sweet as others might. This really is an easy recipe to play around with so you just have to figure out what works for you and your family. I’m quite happy for anyone to have these as snacks during the day and not feel guilty after.
They last on the fridge for up to a week but to be honest they are gone long before that.