With Christmas just around the corner, it’s safe to assume you have seen the cookie plates overflowing with delicious treats that you may (or may not) have planned for. Today, we’re back with a delicious and macro-friendly cookie recipe that will help you stick to your goals and be good enough for the big guy himself! These Peppermint Energy Balls will help you stick to your goals while enjoying a seasonal treat!
PEPPERMINT CHOCOLATE ENERGY BITES
Yield: 26 servings Serving Size: 1 bite
- 1 cup (99g) chocolate protein powder
- 2/3 cup + 1 Tbsp (207g total) natural almond butter
- 3 Tbsp (52g) honey
- 1 Tbsp (8g) cocoa powder
- 1⁄4 tsp salt
- 1⁄4 tsp peppermint extractOptional chocolate candy cane drizzle:
- 1⁄4 cup (54g) dark chocolate chips, melted
- 1⁄2 tsp coconut oil
- 1⁄4 cup (41g) crushed candy canes (~3 canes)Directions
1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Mix all ingredients (except for optional drizzle ingredients) in a large bowl. Don’t be afraid touse your hands!
3. Roll dough into 1 Tbsp balls and place onto baking sheet.
Dough may be slightly crumbly. Squeeze dough ball in your hands and it should stick together! If not, add a tablespoon of almond butter or honey.
4. Place bites into the fridge while you make the drizzle. If you are skipping the drizzle, enjoy!
For the drizzle
- Melt chocolate chips in a small microwave-safe dish for 60 seconds. If not fully melted, continue to microwave in 15-second intervals until melted.
- Stir in coconut oil.
- Using a small whisk or fork, drizzle chocolate onto bites.
- Immediately sprinkle with crushed candy cane pieces (the chocolate will start to harden quicklyif the bites are cold!).
- These are a great balanced grab-and-go snack!
- If dough is too crumbly to stick together, add another tablespoon of almond butter or honey.
- Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- Freeze up to 2 months in an air-tight container.
MACROS (per bite)
Calories – 103 Carbohydrates – 10g Fat – 6g
Protein – 6g
Fiber – 3g
Sugar – 6g
Sodium – 57mg