Almond Joy Protein Balls

Almond Joy Protein Balls




Christmas is coming closer and that can only mean one thing… Time for Christmas candy! Today’s Almond Joy Protein Balls are completely free from refined sugars, yet they taste amazingly sweet thanks to the addition of nature’s candy: dates! They are also really high in protein and healthy fats – great if you want to build stronger muscles, boost your energy levels and lose a few pounds before the holidays.

Almond Joy Protein Balls

SERVES: 20 small truffles

EQUIPMENT: food processor, rubber spatula


1 cup of almond flour
½ cup of shredded coconut
½ cup of soft dates, pitted
2 ½ tablespoons of cacao nibs
1 tablespoon of your favorite protein powder
½ teaspoon of chia seeds, soaked in 1 tablespoon of water for 5 minutes (this will turn into chia ‘gel’)
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon of Himalayan crystal salt or sea salt

Extra almond flour (for garnish)


  1. Combine the chia seeds with the water in a glass or small mixing bowl. Stir well and set aside. This will turn into chia ‘gel’ and act as a binder.
  2. Put the almond flour, shredded coconut and dates in a food processor fitted with an S-blade. Process until well combined.
  3. Add the cacao nibs, protein powder, chia gel, vanilla extract and salt in the food processor. Process again.
  4. Once the dough is ready, shape it into small protein balls by using a cookie scoop or measuring spoon. Roll the dough into small balls and garnish them with any toppings you like (I used almond flour).


  • These Almond Joy Protein Balls will stay fresh for at least 3 weeks in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • If you prefer a stronger chocolate flavor, replace the cacao nibs with raw chocolate chips or add raw cacao powder to taste.
  • Did you like this recipe? Check out these Almond Butter Cookies and this Banana Almond Butter Shake.

Now I would love to hear from you! What’s your favorite Christmas treat? Do you have a tradition of baking cookies, mince pies or other sweet treats together with your loved ones? Let me know by leaving a comment down below.

Almond Joy Protein Balls

Almond Joy Protein Balls


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