Jack-O’-Lantern Protein Balls

Jack-O’-Lantern Protein Balls

With Halloween around the corner, there’s no shortage of sugary treats — in fact, they seem to already be lurking in everywhere! While the mini candy packages are handy when it comes to portion control, they’re still enough to make your teeth hurt and send your blood sugar surging. Why not whip up a healthy and festive treat like these Jack-O’-Lantern Protein Balls instead?

These protein balls feature a delicious combination of peanut butter, pumpkin, cinnamon, and Vanilla Shakeology. It’s the perfect balance of satisfying protein, with fall flavors to make you swoon. The peanut butter can be swapped 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 for the holidays, you could swap it for the cinnamon.

Mini chocolate chips and pretzels transform these treats into mini jack-o’-lanterns. If you can’t track down chocolate chips or pretzels, or simply want to skip that step, they’ll still be delicious without them.

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Jack-O'-Lantern Protein Balls

With Halloween around the corner, there’s no shortage of sugary treats within reach. Instead, whip up a healthy treat like these Jack-O'-Lantern Protein Balls.

Course Shakeology
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 184 kcal
Author Beachbody

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup all-natural smooth peanut butter
  • ¼ cup pure pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • ¾ cup dry old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3 scoops Vanilla 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 twenty four 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.

Nutrition Facts
Jack-O'-Lantern Protein Balls
Amount Per Serving (2 pieces)
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 138mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 10g
Protein 9g 18%
* 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

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