Everyone in our family loves this No Bake Whole Food Protein Snack.
But nuts can get pricey, and there are some places we can’t take them. Some friends with whom we can’t share them.
If you’re one of those people but you still want a whole food protein snack, these nut free protein balls just might be your answer.
As long as you like chocolate!
They contain no nuts, no soy, no dairy, no eggs, and no protein powders.
They’re made with all whole food ingredients.
The only refined sugar will be in the dried cranberries (unless you have access to juice sweetened ones).
They’re very chocolatey! I like mine to be chocolatey in the dark sense. You can make yours sweeter if you prefer. Or decrease the amount of cocoa powder.
I do wish I could let you try one before you read the recipe. You’ll have to trust me when I say most people can’t guess the main ingredient!
We think they’re really yummy. Believe it or not, I often hide them from the kids. It’s not that I don’t want to share. They just eat them too fast!
No Bake Nut Free Protein Balls
I usually make a double batch and keep them in the freezer. I prefer to eat them fully thawed, but the kids will gnaw on them frozen!
My favorite cocoa and coconut come from Wilderness Family Naturals, a great family owned and operated company.
You might wonder why I highlighted the fact that these balls contain no protein powders. They may be convenient, but they’re not that great for you.
For a clear and thorough explanation of commercially available protein bars, powders and smoothies (plus yummy recipes to make your own) check out High Protein, No Powder from Tiffany at Don’t Waste the Crumbs.
The bar recipes do all rely on nuts, but there are multiple smoothie recipes that don’t require nuts.
Now that you’ve read the recipe . . . will you try them? What else do you rely on for nut free protein snacks?
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