Chocolate protein truffles are one of the best protein powder desserts! These protein balls are healthy, low carb, no bake, vegan, and gluten-free. The easy recipe is made with chocolate protein powder, nut butter, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and chocolate chips. They’re made without dates and no food processor needed. Enjoy them as a pre-workout snack or post-workout dessert! #protein #proteinpowder #proteinballs #postworkout #preworkout #highprotein #proteindessert #truffles #chocolatetruffles
- 1 cup chocolate protein powder
- 1 cup nut butter (peanut butter or almond butter)
- 2–3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 2 tsp coconut oil (optional, to thin the chocolate)
- In a bowl, add chocolate protein powder, nut butter, maple syrup, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and salt.
- Mix the ingredients together until evenly combined. The consistency will vary depending on the brand of protein powder and nut butter. If the dough is too dry, add a splash of maple syrup or extra dollop of nut butter. If the dough is too wet, add a spoonful of protein powder.
- Line a large plate or cutting board with parchment paper. Using clean hands, scoop and roll the dough into balls. Transfer them to the parchment paper.
- In a microwave safe bowl, add chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between, until melted.
- Using a fork, dip one protein ball into the melted chocolate. Evenly coat the ball, then transfer it to the parchment paper. Repeat until all of the balls are coated.
- Chill truffles in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes or until the chocolate sets. Enjoy!
- How to store: Store truffles inside a sealed container. Keep them at room temperature for up to 3 days or inside the refrigerator for up to 1 week. If you would like to store them longterm, keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- Nut-free: Swap nut butter with sunflower seed butter or tahini instead.
- Keto-friendly: Use keto-friendly maple syrup and chocolate chips.
- Sugar-free: Use stevia-sweetened chocolate chips.
- Serving Size: 1 truffle
- Calories: 160
- Sugar: 6g
- Fat: 12g
- Carbohydrates: 11g
- Fiber: 2.5g
- Protein: 8g
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