Monday, January 21, 2013

Better Than Cookie Dough Protein Balls

Admittedly, I don't eat cookie dough anymore... BUT there was a time when I did. Yes, indeed. For lunch. Quite often. From Papa Murphy's. The whole thing. That would be after my cheesy bread-sticks from Domino's and my cigarette. Along side my Mountain Dew.

Yes, that is a true story. Ashley was the epitome of a junk food junkie.

But, for those of you that know me, you know that the days of (traditional) cookie dough, cheesy bread, cigarettes and soda have long since past ;) And while my goal for these, was a blast of awesome protein, what I got was a concoction that tastes IMHO BETTER than cookie dough AND is a blast of awesome protein. Yeah ;)



Better Than Cookie Dough Protein Balls

1 cup gluten free whole grain rolled oats
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
3/4 cup organic smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup raw pecans
1/4 cup dairy/soy free chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life)
3 tbls honey
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsl organic coconut sugar

Method:

Combine the oats, coconut, peanut butter, pecans and chocolate chips in your food processor and pulse until the pecans are chopped. Add in the honey, vanilla and coconut sugar. Pulse and blend. A dough will form.



Form 2-bite-sized balls (I used my new handy little gadget to get the size) and store in the refrigerator. You could, of course, make bars/squares or whatever shape you desire ;)

New handy gadget ;)

Yields ~16 small balls




Yum, yum, yum!!! Love these!

Enjoy ;)))

6 comments:

  1. Yum! I'm excited to try these. I, too, am a recovered junk food addict. ;-)

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  2. These are delish! Made them tonight and I think I'll be bringing them on my next business trip!

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    1. Yeah! That is excellent to hear, thank you for sharing!

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  3. My friend made these for a bunch of kids (she has 4, I have 2, another woman has 2) ages 2-10 when we were coming over to visit one afternoon. After we moms decided to share them, there were none left. They are AMAZING. I'm now making them every time my son has a swim meet because they're easy to transport and give him that great long-lasting energy that he needs to get through his heats. Delicious!!

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    1. Yay! That warms my soul to hear :) I love these too and plan to make them this week for me pre-workout fuel! Thank you for sharing ;)))

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