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A date-free energy ball? That tastes like cookie dough? Yes PLEASE! Chewy but not crumbly with a natural boost thanks to Cacao Nibs. These Salted Cookie Dough Balls are a hit!

INGREDIENTS

1 cup natural flavoured protein powder (I used Motion Nutrition Roasted Peanut Protein Powder
3 tablespoons ground almonds
1 cup cold water
½ cup almond butter
1 cup millet flakes (use oats if not able to find millet)
¼ cup Cacao Nibs
½ teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
½ bar 85% dark chocolate

METHOD

Add protein powder, ground almonds, Ceylon cinnamon and water in a bowl and combine.

Add nut butter and millet combining until crumbly.

Once crumbly, add cacao nibs and a splash more water if needed until combined into a cookie texture dough.

Use coconut oil to ‘grease’ your hands and use a tablespoon to scoop out the dough into your hands and roll into equal balls.

Place onto a lined tray and place in the freezer for 30 minutes. Remove from the freezer and store in the fridge for up to 5 days

Optional:

Dark chocolate in a bowl over simmering water

Remove from the freezer and place onto a plate, drizzle dark chocolate over the balls.

Place back into the fridge for the chocolate to harden and chill.

Recipe created by Nutritional Therapist, Eleanor Hoath for Hip & Healthy’s “Back To Wellness” campaign.

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