These peanut butter fudge balls are the easiest, most delicious protein treat you didn’t know you needed in your life! Once you’ve made these, fair warning, you will be making them regularly. Very regularly. You are just 6 ingredients away from these delicious morsels. The perfect afternoon treat, jam packed with flavour and texture like russian fudge.
I love using simple ingredients that every one will have at home and these protein balls can be whipped up in 15 minutes with pantry staples. Here’s what I used:
- Natural peanut butter (I used Mayver’s Dark Roast)
- Rolled oats (Gluten free oats if required)
- Vanilla protein powder (I used Amazonia Raw)
- Almond milk
- Vanilla bean paste or vanilla essence (I used Queen)
- Chocolate chips (and extra chocolate for coating)
I have an unnatural obsession with peanut butter. If there is a way to include it in a food you better believe I will find a way. And so peanut butter protein fudge balls were born. A simple recipe, wholesome ingredients and perfectly portioned protein balls. When the afternoon munchies hit and you tuck into one of these babies, make sure you let me know how much you love them!
Peanut Butter Protein Fudge Balls
- 1 cup natural peanut butter or 1 x 375gram jar peanut butter
- ¾ cup rolled oats gluten free oats if required
- ½ cup vanilla protein powder I used vegan protein
- ½ cup almond milk
- 2 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla essence
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- 150 grams additional chocolate for coating approx
- Place the peanut butter, oats, protein powder, almond milk and vanilla bean paste into a food processor and mix on high until well combined.
- Stir through the chocolate chips and roll into approximately 16 even balls.
- If you would like to coat your protein balls with chocolate, place your additional chocolate into a microwave safe bowl. Melt on high for 1 minute. If the chocolate is still not melted completely, melt in 30 second increments until melted.
- Dip your protein balls into the melted chocolate and cover the ball completely using a spoon. I use a fork to take the ball out of the chocolate. Tap the fork on the side of the bowl to thin out the layer of chocolate coating the protein ball and wipe the excess chocolate off the bottom. Place the ball onto cutting board lined with a piece of baking paper and refrigerate until ready to consume.
- These protein balls will last for a few weeks in the fridge in an air tight container or in the freezer!
If you are after more perfectly round treats, why not try my orange and fig bliss balls. Equally delicious and simple lunch box fillers!