Wednesday, April 29, 2015

S'mores Protein Balls

I HATE s'mores. Always have, always will. Whenever I was at a summer bonfire and someone said, "Who wants s'mores?" I was the party-pooper. Seriously. Who wants to eat a gooey, hot mess of chocolate and marshmallow sticking all over your hands? Okay, I understand how that sounds appetizing to some (maybe even most) people...but GROSS!

That is exactly why when I saw this the other day, I was skeptical. Maybe even a little perturbed. Who thinks that a s'more would ever be tasty as a protein ball? LIKE REALLY?! But since my husband is currently obsessed with me getting enough protein in my diet, I thought, What do I have to lose by making these? (Other than my precious chocolate chips, haha.)

Well, I will tell you what...I was WRONG! Sorry s'mores protein ball gods for ever doubting your wisdom! First bite turned into first love, which turned into obsession. I promise that if you make these, you will LOVE them! (Yikes, they better be as good as I think they are...)

S'mores Protein Balls

no bake, gluten free, low sugar, high protein


1 1/4 cups rolled oats (gluten free)
1/2 cup oat flour (gluten free, you can simply grind oats in a blender)
1/2 cup gluten free graham cracker crumbs (or any neutral tasting gluten free cereal)
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups vanilla protein powder
1 1/4 cup creamy nut butter of choice (I used peanut butter)
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup milk of choice (I used almond milk)
1/4 cup mini marshmallows
1/4 cup chocolate chips (dark or milk chocolate)


  1. In a large bowl, combine oats, oat flour, graham cracker (or cereal) crumbs, protein powder, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine nut butter and honey. Microwave for about 1 minute or until melted.
  3. Stir together wet mixture and dry mixture. Once this is well combined, add in milk.
  4. Slowly stir in mini marshmallows and chocolate chips. (You may want to let the mixture cool down for 1-2 minutes before, as the marshmallows and chocolate may begin to melt.)
  5. Form mixture into bite-sized balls, in the palm of your hand.
  6. Store balls in a gallon baggie. You can place these either in the refrigerator or freezer. Personally, I like storing them in the freezer because they last longer and are easier to store.
Makes about 24 balls.
Nutrition Information (per ball)
Protein: 8g       Sugar: 4g       Fat: 8g       Calories: 130

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