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)
- In a large bowl, combine oats, oat flour, graham cracker (or cereal) crumbs, protein powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine nut butter and honey. Microwave for about 1 minute or until melted.
- Stir together wet mixture and dry mixture. Once this is well combined, add in milk.
- 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.)
- Form mixture into bite-sized balls, in the palm of your hand.
- 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