These have become ANOTHER WEEKLY STAPLE in my house. I am obsessed with them – they are like cookie dough balls except HEALTHY! I have tweaked and tweaked the recipe over the past few months and finally decided on ratios of everything that I love the most! The secret ingredient is definitely TAHINI – so do not skip this ingredient! It is what adds the “cookie dough” flavor, so I like to do MORE tahini and not as much almond butter (but you can switch up the almond butter if you wish for peanut or cashew or even sunflower butter).
I love to snack on one of these with my morning coffee – it’s seriously amazing! One will satisfy you in ways you didn’t think possible! Eat it slowly and savor it – don’t just gobble up the whole bag! Read on for recipe. I am pretty sure these are about 4 grams protein, 3-4 fats, and 3-4 carbs per ball.
POWER PUFFS INGREDIENTS
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup PB2 powder or powdered peanut butter
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I do a whey isolate)
- 1/4 cup almond butter or other nut butter of choice
- 1/3 cup tahini (or just over)
- 2-3 tbsp maple syrup or honey
- Sprinkle of sea salt
- 1-2 tbsp dark chocolate chips or to taste
Take a medium sized (or large) mixing bowl and add all of the ingredients together, except the chocolate chips. Stir everything well until it appears to be thoroughly mixed. Then add the chocolate chips and using a spoon break up any big chunks and evenly disperse the chocolate throughout. Next, form into balls. This batter should amount to 18 balls or so, depending on how small you make them (I don’t like them too huge). Store in the fridge and allow to set for a few hours for best results before tasting! These should last a week in the fridge if you store in airtight container or ziplock bag.
**Note: I added a few white chocolate chips as well just for fun!
***Also note! I prefer mine to feel a LITTLE more on the “dry” side and not too wet with nut butter – because to me it’s more cookie dough-esque this way. So your batter should not be really wet, it should almost appear like it MAY NOT form into balls, but keep mixing away and it should be perfect if you follow my measurements.
My name is Kelly Hayman! I am a certified fitness trainer and certified pre/post natal coach. I live the paleo primal lifestyle and love to cook my food as wholesome as possible. I hope my blog finds you well and that you enjoy my posts and recipes!