What’s in these decadent, gold-dusted Double Chocolate Protein Balls? Chocolate, more chocolate, and a dose of good luck.
Plus, these Double Chocolate Protein Balls have another ingredient that makes them stand out from the crowd.
Like our Flourless Brownie Muffins, they have a secret ingredient that adds fiber and protein without changing the flavor of the chocolatey treat: Beans! Trust us, you won’t notice they’re in there.
Watch how Autumn makes them in just a few minutes in a food processor, then adds a fancy finishing touch with a light dusting of edible gold dust.
You can find edible gold at specialty grocers, online, and anywhere cake decorating supplies are sold.
It’s worth the effort if you want to bring a dazzling dessert to a potluck, but you can skip this step if all you need is a healthy chocolate fix.
Tip: Get your hands wet before you form the mixture into balls to get a better shape and to keep them from sticking to your fingers.
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Double Chocolate Protein Balls
Watch as 21 Day Fix's Autumn Calabrese makes these healthy double chocolate protein balls!
- 4 medjool dates pitted, coarsely chopped
- 1 15-oz. can black beans drained, rinsed
- ¼ cup all-natural almond butter
- 2 Tbsp. raw honey
- 2 scoops Chocolate Shakeology
- 1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp. sea salt or Himalayan salt
- Edible gold dust optional
Place dates and black beans in food processor; pulse for 1 minute.
Add almond butter, honey, Shakeology, cocoa powder, extract, and salt. Pulse until well blended.
Roll into twelve balls, about 1-inch in diameter each.
Place in airtight container; refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
Sprinkle (or paint) balls with gold dust right before serving, if desired.