Jack-O’-Lantern Protein Balls

Jack-O’-Lantern Protein Balls

These protein balls feature a delicious combination of peanut butter, pumpkin, cinnamon, and Vanilla Whey Shakeology.

It’s the perfect balance of satisfying protein, with fall flavors to make you swoon. You can swap out peanut butter for almond butter, cashew butter, or even sunflower seed butter (to make it nut-free).

And if you happen to have pumpkin pie spice on hand, you could swap it for the cinnamon.

Mini chocolate chips and pretzels transform these treats into mini jack-o’-lanterns.

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Jack-O'-Lantern Protein Balls

Scare up a healthy treat like these Jack-O'-Lantern Protein Balls — they're perfect for Halloween or any time of year!

Course Shakeology
Cuisine American
Keyword energy balls
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 12 servings, 2 balls each
Calories 184 kcal
Author Beachbody

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup all-natural smooth peanut butter
  • ¼ cup pure pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¾ cup dry rolled oats
  • 3 scoops Vanilla Whey Shakeology
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. mini chocolate chips
  • 12 small pretzel sticks, each broken into 2 pieces

Instructions

  1. Combine peanut butter, pumpkin, honey, oats, Shakeology, and cinnamon in a medium bowl; mix well with clean hands or a rubber spatula.  

  2. Shape mixture into 24 walnut-size balls.

  3. Arrange chocolate chips in protein balls to resemble jack-o'-lantern faces. Stick a pretzel piece into the top of each protein ball to make a stem.

  4. Place in airtight container; refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

  5. Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Jack-O'-Lantern Protein Balls
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 138mg6%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 9g18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Jack-o'-Lantern Protein Balls

 

P90X/P90X2 Portions
½ Single Serving Snack
1 Fat

P90X3 Portions
1 Carb
2 Fat

Body Beast Portions
1 Starch
2 Fat

Container Equivalents
1 Yellow
3 tsp.

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Jack-o'-Lantern Protein Balls
Photographs by Anguel Dimov and Brianne B of Natural Girl Modern World