Chocolate Protein Balls

This recipe is a bit of a mix of a few different protein ball recipes. It calls for a lot of different types of organic ingredients but they are all good ones to have on hand.

What you will need:

  • 1 3/4 oz raw or dark chocolate (7 of the 1/4 oz squares) chopped in large chunks
  • 1 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • 10 pitted dates (if you store then in the fridge, bring them to room temperature)
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup cacao nibs

Preparation:

First make sure your dates are at room temperature. They are much easier to work with this way.

In a food processor, grind the cashew nuts down on their own.

Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until well blended and sticking together.

Empty the contents into a bowl.

With your hand make small balls – the size to your liking – and store in an tupperware container in the fridge for at least an hour.

Enjoy.

*adding some dried cranberries adds a nice twist to this recipe.