Unexpected winter weather holidays call for golf course sledding and snow ball fights. Though these coconut-dusted protein balls aren’t made of real snow, the kids will certainly be fighting over who gets the last one. This recipe calls for six ingredients and requires only a little hand-rolling to shape into spheres — a completely child-friendly activity to help pass the time. Once you’re done shaping, freeze the protein bites for an ice-cold “snow” ball you can rest assure the kids won’t throw at each other.
No-Bake Chocolate-Coconut Protein Balls
Nutritional profile: 89 calories, 3 grams of carbs and 8 grams per protein ball (if batter is divided into 16)
1. In a medium bowl, thoroughly mix everything together.
2. Form dough into balls by rolling between your palms.
3. If your batter is dry, add a tad more milk. If it’s too sticky when you’re rolling, throw it the fridge for 10 minutes to make life easier — and less messy.
4. Eat right away, freeze to eat later, give them away…whatever you do, enjoy these easy-to-assemble protein bites!
Jasmine Schmalhaus, “JazzyThings,” has a passion for cooking and baking. She loves experimenting in the kitchen and then sharing her “jazzy creations” with others. JazzyThings emphasizes you do not have to sacrifice flavor or efficiency when eating healthy and strives to create recipes that inspire creativity for others in the kitchen. Visit her website at www.thejazzythi