Chocolate Coated Mint Protein Balls

Chocolate Coated Mint Protein Balls

A melt-in-your-mouth dark chocolate shell enrobing a soft, chewy mint chocolate center, speckled with brown rice crispies for a satisfying crunch. Who said getting in your protein had to be boring?

Chocolate Coated Mint Protein Balls

Thanksgiving is officially over. T-minus two days until December. It’s time for footie pajamas, Christmas movies, and chugging hot chocolate ’till your stomach aches. As if you can’t tell, I’m pretty pumped 😉 . I’m even more excited that I get to share this incredible minty chocolate protein treat that will get you in the holiday mood while helping you build muscles.

A win, win all around, am I right?

Staying balanced over the holidays doesn’t have to be hard. You can sneak a little protein and superfood goodness into anything thanks to Ka’Chava Tribe Protein Powder. These Chocolate Coated Mint Protein Balls are the perfect treat to bring to a party and share with friends or to fuel up with before a snowy run.

Chocolate Coated Mint Protein Balls

I know I’m not alone in my obsession with Thin Mints. Back in the day, I could definitely down a roll of those bad boys myself. I’m pretty sure Girl Scouts lace their cookies with unicorn dreams because they’re freaking magical.

I may not have unicorn dreams on my side, but I do have Chocolate Ka’Chava Tribe Protein Powder. Basically the same thing, no 😉 ? The dense, chewy mint chocolate texture of the is perfectly complimented by the light, airy brown rice crisps, making the filling absolutely irresistible. Top it off with the chocolate coating and it will make you swoon.

Chocolate Coated Mint Protein Balls

Chocolate Coated Mint Protein Balls

Chocolate Coated Mint Protein Balls

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Recipe from Pilates, Pearls, and Peanut Butter

Makes 24 1/2 Tbsp sized balls

Ingredients

Filling:

  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Ka’Chava Protein Powder (another vegan chocolate protein powder may be subbed)
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/8 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup honey (for a vegan option, sub another liquid sweetener- coconut nectar, maple syrup, brown rice syrup, etc.)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup crispy brown rice cereal

Chocolate Shell:

  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 Tbsp+1 tsp honey
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder

Filling:

Cover a tray or large plate in parchment paper and set aside. Place all the filling ingredients, except for the crispy brown rice cereal, into a food processor or high speed blender and pulse until they start to ball up, forming a sticky, stretchy mixture and the oats have broken up. Next, add in the crispy brown rice cereal and pulse until it has incorporated, but be careful not to over pulse them, causing them to lose their texture. Roll into 1/2 Tbsp sized balls and place on the prepared tray or plate. There should be about 24 balls. Place them in the fridge to set.

Coating:

First, combine the honey and melted coconut oil. Next, stir in the cacao powder until a smooth chocolate sauce has formed.

Assembly:

Individually dip the chilled, solid balls into the chocolate sauce and swirl them around until fully coated. Place the coated balls back on the parchment paper, and once all are done, place the plate or tray back in the fridge so the chocolate coating sets. They are be stored in the fridge. They can last up to 3 weeks refrigerated.

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Chocolate Coated Mint Protein Balls

I’ll be honest, I’m not usually a protein powder girl. Due to my headaches, I’m super sensitive to funky sweeteners and my stomach doesn’t handle them too well either. But, I’m so glad to share that I’ve found a powder perfect for athletes who have dietary restrictions or are looking for a pure source of fuel; headache or stomach problem free!

Here are the facts on Ka’Chava:

•There are over 70 superfoods & nutrients in every serving

•It has all your essentials – Protein (24g), Fiber (9g), Omega 3, Greens, Antioxidants, Probiotics, Adaptogens, and 26 Vitamins and Minerals

• It’s clean and pure – 100% vegan, gluten free, no dairy, no soy, no artificial ingredients, and no preservatives

• It’s available in two delicious flavors: Chocolate and Vanilla

Interested? I’ve got you covered 🙂 ! Use the code MEAH10 to get $10 off first orders.

Here’s to the holidays! I hope you try these Chocolate Coated Mint Protein Balls; I know you’ll absolutely love them 🙂 . If you do, be sure to let me know what you think.

As my sink full of dirty dishes reveals, I’ve got lots of amazing recipes coming your way, so stay tuned!

Let me know…

What’s your favorite holiday movie?

What’s your favorite way to sneak some health into desserts?

What’s your favorite holiday flavor (mint, gingerbread, eggnog, pumpkin, etc.)?

Enjoy the moment,

xoxo Meah <3

*Disclaimer* I am am so happy to say I am Ka’Chava Tribe ambassador, but all opinions are my own 🙂

12 Comments

  1. Brenda

    Hey,

    I have few questions in my mind, actually I just recently started workout, and I do take protein full vegetables and fruits as well as other normal diet products, but I have heard that taking protein powder will be must to build some muscles.

    And I have shortlisted some powders too and one of those is Whey Protein Powder and I know it is the best one that men are taking, but I don’t know whether it will good for me as well?

    As I do not want big arm muscles but looking to get some muscle in my legs, so do I need to take protein powder? I am very confused over this, as I fear that these unnatural supplements can be dangerous for women as told by my friend in gym.

    So looking for some guidance over this, please help me out, whether I should take protein powder or not?

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    1. pilatespearlsandpeanutbutter@gmail.com (Post author)

      Technically, you can get all the protein you need to build muscles naturally through your food. That being said, if you’re like me and find it difficult to get in enough protein on your own (I have some allergies that make it hard), protein powder is a good option. You could take whey protein powder, however, I prefer plant-based protein powders since I don’t eat dairy. Additionally, a lot of the whey powders tend to be highly processed and full of additives and artificial ingredients that you don’t need or want. I really, really love Ka’Chava Tribe’s protein powders because they’re made with real ingredients and are, of course, delicious 🙂 ! Overall, the key to building muscle is eating enough food to fuel yourself (you’ll need to be in a caloric surplus to really see growth) and training smart. Protein, although very important, isn’t all you need to build muscles. Enough carbs are key too. If you’re looking to build muscle, I also highly recommend you check out Fitness Blender. They have hundreds of amazing free workouts on YouTube (everything from strength training to HIIT to pilates), plus they’re super informative and really seem like nice people. I hope this helps 🙂 !

      xxMeah

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  2. Kennedy Cole

    I’m definitely trying these because I love the combo of mint and chocolate! Also, how do you take such stunning photos of your food?! 😃 Keep up the good work. I look forward to seeing many more great posts from you!

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    1. pilatespearlsandpeanutbutter@gmail.com (Post author)

      They are SO good! If you’ve ever tried a mint Square Organics Bar (my fave), they taste like and have the texture of that. Oh my gosh, thank you so much too! I just use my iPhone to take pictures, but I think lighting is a HUGE part of getting good photos. I always take mine outside and use a white foam board for my back drop. I also use Adobe Lightroom to edit most of my blog pictures. I hop you like the recipe 🙂 !

      xxMeah

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  3. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    They sound wonderful!! Their protein powder is a fabulous one!

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    1. pilatespearlsandpeanutbutter@gmail.com (Post author)

      They are so amazing! I absolutely love KaChava Tribe protein. It has such a great taste and no weird ingredients 🙂 .

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  4. Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie

    yum! yum! yum! these look so delicious!

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    1. pilatespearlsandpeanutbutter@gmail.com (Post author)

      Thanks girl! They are! You absolutely have too try them 🙂 .

      xxMeah

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  5. GiGi Eats

    These are my heaven! I love mint chocolate! And don’t get me started on my love for balls, hahaha!

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    1. pilatespearlsandpeanutbutter@gmail.com (Post author)

      Same! I’m a mint chocolate fanatic. I swear if you put anything in ball form it’s like ten times more fun.

      xxMeah

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  6. Claire @ My Pink & Green Life

    Wow! These look decadent, but healthy, too. 🙂 My favorite way to sneak health into desserts is adding shredded veggies or subbing applesauce, pumpkin, or banana for oil or butter!
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    1. pilatespearlsandpeanutbutter@gmail.com (Post author)

      They are! The chocolate shell really melts in your mouth making them taste so decadent, yet they’re also a nutritious snack. I love adding veggies too! Not only do they add a healthy boost, but things like pumpkin and zucchini also add the perfect moisture.

      xxMeah

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