These chocolate almond balls are easy, incredibly delicious and make for a great snack on the go. A touch of collagen makes these collagen bites a high-protein snack to hold you over.
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I know many of you come here for the snacks.
I’m a huge proponent of snacking because it helps better break up the day. I think you’ll agree that these almond butter energy balls deserve a place in your meal prep ritual or snacking routine.
The collagen helps with joints and protein needs (though it’s not a complete protein), and there are carbs for energy and healthy fats.
Chocolate Almond Balls Ingredients
Here’s what you need to make these tasty bites! Since these are shelf stable ingredients, we love this recipe for college meal prep options, too.
- oat flour
- almond flour
- almond butter
- chia or flax seeds
- protein powder or collagen (optional)
- raw cocoa powder
- vanilla extract
- sea salt
- chocolate chips or mini chocolate chips
We usually use peanut butter for everything in our house. But every now and then, I’ll splurge and buy some almond butter and it just has a bit of a different, bolder taste than peanut butter.
And sometimes it works beautifully, like helping to emphasize these chocolate almond balls.
If you have kids, these almond butter bites are great for them. We rely on them for healthy homemade toddler snacks.
If you need a post workout snack or athlete snack, these are for you.
They have fats, carbs and protein and can keep you going between games or as a pregame snack. I also love them as a homemade evening snack.
How to Make Almond Butter Energy Balls
If you need something to hold you over before lunch or even dinner, these almond chocolate balls are it!
First, if you don’t have pre-ground oat flour, just grind your oats in a blender. It takes 30 seconds.
Then, you’ll mix all of the other ingredients (except chocolate chips) into a bowl.
From here, you can roll into 1-inch balls if you’d like and they are sticky enough.
Or, if you prefer (which I like to do), you can set the mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes to get the dough to harden, making rolling a bit easier.
Both ways work!
Can I prep this the day before?
You could leave the dough in the fridge overnight to roll the next morning if you’d like. However, it’s such a quick process that I recommend rolling that day!
Can I freeze almond protein balls?
Yes, these make for a great freezer-friendly recipe! Just freeze after rolling into balls, and let them thaw to room temperature or in the fridge before enjoying. We often freeze them in our stasher bags.
Can I make almond butter power balls vegan?
You can use maple syrup in place of the honey for a vegan version. However, you may need to use more almond butter to replace some of the stickiness that honey offers.
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- Grind oats in food processor or blender to make oat flour.
- Mix ingredients together in a bowl.
- Set mixture in fridge for 30 minutes to harden, and then roll into 1 inch balls*
- Sprinkle extra sea salt on top for more flavor.
*If your balls seem too dry, you could use less protein powder, or add more honey and or almond butter.
Butterscotch, or peanut butter chips, can be used in place of chocolate chips.
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Carrington Farms Flax Chia Blend, Gluten Free, USDA Organic, 12 Ounce
Nutiva Organic Premium Black Chia Seeds, 32 Ounce
KIRKLAND SIGNATURE Creamy Almond Butter, 1.68 Pound (Pack of 2)
Arrowhead Mills Organic Oat Flour, 16 oz. Bag (Pack of 6)
Nature's Eats Blanched Almond Flour, 64 Ounce
Enjoy Life Semi-sweet Chocolate Mini Chips, 10 Ounce, Pack of 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 161Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 63mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 7g