Thursday, May 02, 2013

Almond Freezer Protein Balls

The theme for this month's NaBloPoMo is all about Comfort.  So I thought I'd start with some comfort food....but with a twist.  What if I could find a new (and healthier) comfort food?  Don't get me wrong, I am not going to turn my back on my true comfort foods, but I might be willing to reach for something healthier if it were available. 

So, I made Almond Freezer Protein Balls from Om Nom Ally.  These look really interesting.  They are a no bake treat that gets made and then put in the freezer.  It seems quick and easy enough....and is probably better for me than brownies and still gives me a taste of chocolate to satisfy my sweet tooth.  (win-win)

Now, instead of Almond butter as indicated in the recipe, I am using peanut butter.  I am not a fan of almond butter....but I do love peanut butter.  The recipe makes 12 protein balls.  I thought I'd make mini bite size balls instead. (More than 12 less than 100.....yeah....I didn't count.)

Verdict?  They're good!!  (Even the hubbie likes them.)  Thanks to Ally from Om Nom Ally for sharing this recipe.