Instead of sugary treats this Halloween, whip up a healthy and festive treat like these Jack-O’-Lantern Protein Balls instead.
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.
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.
- 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
Combine peanut butter, pumpkin, honey, oats, Shakeology, and cinnamon in a medium bowl; mix well with clean hands or a rubber spatula.
Shape mixture into twenty four walnut size balls.
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.
Place in airtight container; refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
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Enjoy as an occasional treat. Be sure to track it.
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