These Chocolate Chip Protein Balls are a great dessert for Halloween! They are easy to make, healthy, vegan, no-bake, gluten-free and delicious. Enjoy!!
Healthy Chocolate Chip Energy Balls for Halloween
Hey there and welcome to episode 2 of the Halloween series! If you missed my Vegan Witch Finger Cookies (gluten-free), you should definitely check them out! They are very easy to make and very creepy, too!
Today, we’re going to make black chocolate chip protein balls. They are super easy to make and require only 5 ingredients.
Let’s start baking!
How to Make Black Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites
You know me, I LOVE simple recipes. These bites are ready in 10 minutes and are very easy to make. If you like recipe videos, scroll down to the recipe card to watch the video. You can also follow the written method here.
- Step 1: Add almond flour, maple syrup (or agave syrup), peanut butter and activated charcoal powder to your blender or food processor. Blend until everything is well-combined. The dough should stick together when you press it between your fingers.
- Step 2: Take one teaspoon of dough and form a ball by rolling it between your palms. Repeat until there is no dough left. I made 8 medium-sized balls.
- Step 3: Add dark chocolate chips all over the protein bites. Roll the bites between your palms to make them nice and round again.
- Step 4: Place the bites on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and freeze for 1 hour. You can serve them frozen or let them thaw for 5 minutes before eating. I personally love them frozen. Enjoy!!
What Are These Protein Balls Made Of? (5 Ingredients)
You will only need 5 ingredients to make these Halloween bites:
Amond flour: if you want to use oat flour instead, you might need to use a bit less than what the recipe requires. Otherwise, the bites might turn out too dry.
Maple syrup (or agave syrup)
Peanut butter: if you don’t like the taste of peanut butter or if you are allergic to peanuts, you can use any other nut or seed butter instead. The bites will turn out as delicious!
Dark chocolate chips
Activated charcoal: this is what is going to make the bites black. Activated charcoal is perfectly safe to consume in small quantities. However, keep in mind that it can interfere with medication.
Oh, and if you’re wondering why some of the bites in the video have green spots, it’s because I first tried to use a green powder to make them green. But they turned out greenish-yellow which I didn’t like, so I decided to add activated charcoal to make them black 🙂
Are These Protein Bites Vegan, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free and Refined Sugar-Free?
Yes, yes, YES!
I love desserts, especially when they are delicious AND good for you. These energy bites are made with healthy ingredients and don’t contain any oil, gluten or refined sugar.
No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites Are Great for Halloween Parties
If you’re looking for an easy dessert recipe for Halloween, you should definitely give this one a try. These bites are fun to make so you can make them with kids too!
They are not as creepy as my Vegan Witch Finger Cookies but I think they look really cool anyway, don’t they?
How to Store These Halloween Cookie Dough Bites?
You can keep these Halloween protein bites in the freezer for up to 3 months easily.
They are great for meal prep too, so feel free to leave out the activated charcoal if you just want a healthy snack idea for work or school. You will end up with delicious peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough bites that taste exactly the same but aren’t black.
I hope you guys will enjoy these Halloween Protein Balls! They are:
- Easy to make
- Made with only 5 ingredients
- Refined sugar-free
- Great for Halloween parties
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More Vegan Recipes for Halloween:
- Vegan Witch Finger Cookies
- Bloody Chocolate Cups (Banana Split Bites)
- Bloody Panna Cotta (Vegan Panna Cotta with Raspberry Sauce)
- Bloody Muffins (Raspberry Filled Oatmeal Muffins)
- Bloody Pancakes (Raspberry Chia Jam Stuffed Pancakes)
- To a blender or a food processor, add almond flour, maple syrup, peanut butter and activated charcoal. Blend until combined. The dough should stick together when you press it between your fingers.
- Take about one teaspoon of dough and roll it between your palms. Repeat to make 8 medium-sized balls.
- Add chocolate chips all over the protein balls. Roll them again between your palms so they are nice and round.
- Place the bites on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and freeze for 1 hour. You can serve them frozen or you can take them out of the freezer 5 minutes before eating. Enjoy!
Recipe inspired by my Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars (vegan).
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 110 Total Fat: 8g Carbohydrates: 7.8g Fiber: 1.6g Protein: 3.3g