These amazing chocolate protein cake balls are packed with chocolate in the form of dark cocoa powder, which is rich in flavonoids – an antioxidant that helps fight off free radicals. Cake has never been so good for you!
Are you one of the many who thinks everything tastes better on a stick? Well, I’ll take my cake any way you’ll give it to me, but obviously whoever invented cake pops was in that mindset.
I love these bits of chocolate-y goodness, not to mention this Healthy Hack will give you 6 grams of protein! You can easily pop them on a stick, too, if you’d like. But, if you want to go with convenience, throw these goodies in a ziplock baggie and take them with you on the go. You can even throw them in you gym bag and have a post workout snack you won’t feel guilty about!
*For the footballs, follow the recipe below, but shape 1 Tbsp of dough into a football shape. Once baked and dipped in chocolate, add “laces” with melted white chocolate.
Yields 12 cake balls
Low Fat; High Protein; Low Carb; Gluten Free; Grain Free
10 minPrep Time
5 minCook Time
15 minTotal Time
- 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp (60 grams) plain brown rice protein powder
- 1/2 cup unsweetened dark chocolate cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 Tbsp granulated sweetener of choice
- 1/2 cup (50 grams) macadamia nuts
- 1/4 cup + 1/8 cup liquid egg whites
- 1 tsp milk of choice (i.e. cow's, almond, soy, etc.)
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips, melted
- Mix together protein powder, cocoa, xanthan gum, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and sweetener.
- Weigh out macadamia nuts. Blend them in blender or food processor until they becomes a powder/nut butter consistency.
- Add nut butter to dry ingredients.
- Add egg whites, milk, and extract.
- Combine until dough becomes moistened and sticks together when pressed.
- Place in the refrigerator overnight for at least 1 hour.
- Roll dough into balls. If dough is too crumbly, add milk 1/4 tsp at a time until dough will stick together easily when pressed.
- Place balls onto a greased or parchmant paper lined cookie sheet pan. Bake in an already preheated 350 degree oven for 4-6 minutes.
- Allow cake balls to cool completely. Melt chocolate chips and dip balls into melted chocolate. Place balls back on cookie sheet and allow chocoalte coating to harden.