Double Chocolate Protein Balls

Double Chocolate Protein Balls

What’s in these decadent, gold-dusted Double Chocolate Protein Balls? Chocolate, more chocolate, and a dose of good luck.
Oh, and some other really good stuff like almond butter (to make them even more delicious – of course), and honey and dates (to add natural sweetness).

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.

Autumn Calabrese made these chocolate Shakeology treats to ring in the new year with extra good luck. In many cultures beans signify prosperity, and gold may be one of the most universal symbols of prosperity there is!

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.

Don’t have Shakeology yet? Get all of the Shakeology flavors here.

Double Chocolate Protein Balls
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Double Chocolate Protein Balls

Watch as 21 Day Fix's Autumn Calabrese makes these healthy double chocolate protein balls! 

Course Dessert, Snack
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 12 servings, 1 ball each
Calories 117 kcal
Author Beachbody


  • 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


  1. Place dates and black beans in food processor; pulse for 1 minute.
  2. Add almond butter, honey, Shakeology, cocoa powder, extract, and salt. Pulse until well blended.
  3. Roll into twelve balls, about 1-inch in diameter each.
  4. Place in airtight container; refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
  5. Sprinkle (or paint) balls with gold dust right before serving, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Double Chocolate Protein Balls
Amount Per Serving (1 ball)
Calories 117 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 184mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 9g
Protein 6g 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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P90X/P90X2 Portions
1 Single Serving Snack

P90X3 Portions
1 Carb
1 Fat

Body Beast Portions
1 Starch
1 Fat

Container Equivalents
1 Yellow

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