"This recipe makes 25 to 30 walnut-size crunchy treats, delicious when they begin to melt. Just divvy them into plastic sandwich bags and stick them in the freezer. Then, instead of reaching for a processed boxful of ingredients you can't even pronounce, you will be ready with a healthy, high-protein snack." — Fit&Healthy Mom
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crunchy peanut butter
cocoa whey protein powder
ripe bananas, mashed
I submitted this recipe and wanted to let you know that it tastes even better if you freeze them overnight before serving. It's a very healthy snack or dessert for those days you are craving sugar. Thanks for stopping by!
P.S.: FLAX SEED IS SUPPOSED TO BE GROUND, I SHOULD HAVE MENTIONED THIS ON THE RECIPE.
UPDATE 7/15/11: for those of you that asked, but when you buy a container of protein powder, it comes inside a scoop for measurements. Usually 1 scoop is equivalent to 4 Tbsp.
Not bad and a good way to stave off a cookie/cake craving. I did skip the flax seed since I didn't have any on hand. I think it would benefit from a few additions -- maybe mini chocolate chips and/or raisins.
This is a great recipe! I was looking for a high protein snack for after workouts when I didn't feel like making a smoothie or when I needed a sweet treat without the sugar and this is it. I used organic crunchy peanut butter but I think this would be also great with smooth peanut butter. I also think that you could use regular unsweetened cocoa powder if you don't want to use the protein powder or don't have it (a great alternative if you are making this for the kids). Of course, that decreases the protein, but still provides a healthy snack. The next time I make these, I will refrigerate the mixture first before I roll into balls because the mixture was very mushy and difficult to make into balls. No problem, easily fixed, but mine didn't turn out as pretty as the recipe submitter. They still taste great! Thank you for the recipe!
looov this so much,& so much energy, sweets can make u crash & as u know peanut & bananas give u a calm energy!!!!! thank u fit& healthy mom :))
I love these. I've begun just mixing peanut butter, protein powder, honey, and wheat germ. I just stick the bowl in the fridge and snack on it for days.
We love this recipe! I made it with vanilla whey protein because that's what I had on hand, and it came out great. I used a melon-baller to make the balls, which helped. They are fantastic from the freezer (maybe a little TOO good!).
Didn't add the flax seed because I was too anxious to make these and had all the stuff. Not sure about these. I wasn't sure if I was suppose to take them out of the freezer after two hours. Next time I'll keep them in the freezer and only take them out when I want one or two. Might also try one banana, the banana taste was a bit overwhelming, would have liked more of a PB taste. My husband really liked them.
I used wheat bran instead of flax seeds b/c I was out and vanilla whey protein powder plus 2 tsp cocoa. I just halved the recipe to try them out & made 41 small balls. They have a strong banana flavor with a hint of peanut butter. When I first made these a couple of weeks ago, I thought they were tasty. They've really grown on me & I LOVE them now! I only have about 3 sad, lonely guys left in my freezer so I guess I'll have to make more soon! I bought natural organic peanut butter & flax seeds so I'm ready to rock!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Serving Size: 1/25 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 25
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 97
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