My kids play run and play SO MUCH SPORT that I have been on a mission to fuel them up with protein for muscle repair and growth.
At first I bought supermarket protein bars for them… but my kids didn’t like the taste of them, and the bars were pretty expensive at $3-$5 each.
So I developed my own almond / protein ball things, based on what my kids like. Hint: my kids hate dates.
I really don’t know what to call them, Protein Balls? Almond Balls? Bliss Balls?
Whatever they are called – THEY TASTE LIKE CHOCOLATE CRACKLES!
Almond Chocolate Crackle Balls
1 cup of almonds
1/3 cup of desiccated coconut
1 tablespoon of cocoa
2 scoops of protein powder (I use Sustagen Sport, Chocolate)
2 tablespoons of rice malt syrup / maple syrup
4 tablespoons (60g) of coconut oil
1 egg white
Throw all the dry ingredients (almonds, coconut, cocoa, protein powder) into a food processor to chop it all up and mix well.
Then add the wet ingredients (syrup, coconut oil, egg white) and process again.
Use a tablespoon to scoop up mixture and roll into balls. Place the ball into a cupcake case (the coconut oil melts and it can get a bit messy), line it up onto a tray.
Bake in 160C oven for 15 minutes.
Makes about 24.
I put 3 of them in my kid’s lunchbox, everyday and they hold together really nicely!