Wednesday, December 07, 2011

The Healthy Christmas Snack Protein Balls

As we roll into holiday cooking activities, I thought I would share with you a healthy nutritious snack that's fun to prepare with little ones.

The Healthy Christmas Snack Protein Balls

Prep Time: 30 minutes (15 minutes to mix, 15 minutes to roll into balls)
Basic Ingredients:
1 c. Natural Peanut Butter
1 c. Honey
1 c. Shaklee protein powder find at

Add-In Ingredients
(4 cups total, create your own combination!):
Sunflower seeds
Chocolate chips
Dried cranberries
Oat bran
Wheat germ
Flax seed (ground or whole)


Mix together the basic ingredients in a large bowl: peanut butter, honey, and protein powder. Add 4 cups total of the add-in ingredients. (Peanuts, oatmeal, and chocolate chips are a delicious classic.)

The more dry ingredients you add, the stiffer the mixture gets. You want the protein balls to stick together when you roll them, but you don’t want them to be so sticky that they won’t hold shape. Add more oatmeal, wheat germ, or oat bran if your mixture is too goopy. Add more honey (or water) if your mixture is too dry.

Roll the mixture into balls about 1 inch in diameter. This is the tedious part—so get the kids involved! Refrigerate the balls (or freeze any extra). You can stack them in Tupperware and separate the layers with waxed paper.

~Pop a couple throughout the day when you feel concentration and motivation are low~


Vicki Zerbee said...

One of my family's favorite snacks for a very long time.. we miss the Fiber Crunch balls that Shaklee used to have. They were so good in Protein Balls!

Ashley said...

supper yummy! thanks

HealthyOates said...

One of our favorites too! We press them into a 9 x 13 pan to save a ton of time and cut them into squares. The kids love the balls though. There is something about the shape that makes them like them more!

Thanks for posting!

Amy Wisner said...

Love love love!! Trying these with almond butter today.