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Old 07-11-2005, 04:14 PM   #1
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Peanut butter protein balls

I hear people talking about peanut butter protein balls. Does anyone have a recipe for this?
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Old 07-12-2005, 05:10 AM   #2
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Has anyone made these before?
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Old 07-12-2005, 10:46 AM   #3
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sounds interesting--anyone???
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Old 07-12-2005, 11:30 AM   #4
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I found these using an online search! Personally, I'd ditch the honey and use Splenda or some other more carb-friendly sweetener....

PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN BALLS

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1/3 cup chunky peanut butter
2 tbsp whey protein Isolate -- or soy flour
1 tsp honey
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp chopped chocolate chips
Shredded coconut

Combine all above ingredients in food processor and mix until desired consistency. Make mixture into 12 balls and roll in coconut or Designer Protein. Refrigerate.


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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 46 Calories; 4g Fat (49.9% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 35mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.
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Old 07-12-2005, 11:32 AM   #5
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And here's another from that same search:

Peanut Butter Balls
1 Jar natural peanut butter (I prefer chunky)
1 1/2 cup Wheat Protein Isolate
1.7 ml liquid splenda or 1 cup powder splenda
dash of salt to taste

Mix all together, do this in a stong stand mixer or by hand you will kill a hand mixer... and roll into 3/4" balls. I store in the freezer and they defrost almost immediately.

You can also cover them in melted carbolite bars. Carbolite bars are waxier so they work best, if you use another brand just add some food grade parafin wax.

Yields 30 3/4" balls...27g net carbs for the entire recipe or less than 1 carb each.
These are very full of great protein and taste deliscious. They are better for you than any bar on the market and also contains less carbs.
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Dana Carpender's recipe is just equal parts all-natural peanut butter (oil included) and vanilla protein powder mixed together and rolled into balls. She rolls them in chopped nuts or unsweetened cocoa powder or sesame seeds, I think, and chills them until firm.

I'm allergic to peanuts and was AFRAID to make them with almond butter for fear of eating the whole batch, so I never made them.
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Old 07-12-2005, 02:46 PM   #7
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Thank you SO much for the recipe! I think I am going to try these VERY soon!
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Old 07-12-2005, 06:40 PM   #8
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The recipe sounds delicious BUT I think I better not get that false taste of treats in my system just yet. It is like drinking one beer at a party,having salsa without chips, or ordering a triple cheeseburger and fries with a diet soda. If I get that taste of a treat in my mouth I will be longing for it the whole week. I can't eat just one, I will devour the entire batch. Some of us are compulsive eaters always and if I dive in I will be there awhile. I will not only finish the plate of peanut butter treats I will return to the refrigerator and grab the gallon of Ben and Jerrys because OH WELL I ALREADY MESSED UP FOR TODAY. Naw, I will watch the false taste for now and not even come close to sweet except for splenda or stevia in my herbal tea. I will dream of you guys eating the treats in moderation.

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Old 07-12-2005, 07:10 PM   #9
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I agree with some of us being compulsive eaters. I have been looking for a quick snack that has a good amt of protein for while I am at work. I think this would be perfect since so many times I am rushed and need something.
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Another good (errr...great) way to make these is take your peanut butter & mix it with chocolate protein powder & then roll into balls. These are great frozen too!!! Very easy to overdo it on them though!!!
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Old 07-18-2005, 09:18 AM   #11
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I made these last week. They were so good, I never got around to rolling them into balls. My dh and I just grabbed spoons and ate it out of the bowl. It did last three nights though, but we did eat too much at one sitting.
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What recipe did you use?
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I used the one at the top of this thresad and made a few modifications. Here is what I did:

PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN BALLS

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1/3 cup chunky peanut butter
2 tbsp whey protein Isolate
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Splenda to taste
1 1/2 tsp chopped chocolate candy bar
2 T. chopped peanuts
Shredded coconut

Combine all above ingredients in a bowl and mix until desired consistency. Grab a spoon and eat directly from the bowl.
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LOL VHodgkin! I also made that one. I left out the choc chips and coconut added some chopped raisins and used a tsp of sugar free honey (maltitol). It was very nice. Thanks, Char!
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Old 07-19-2005, 01:02 PM   #15
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Cool beans! I guess I'll try it too then!

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I tried the one that's just PB and protein powder. It was gross. Dryyyyyyyyy.
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I tried the one that's just PB and protein powder. It was gross. Dryyyyyyyyy.
Same here.
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Ooh! Ooh!

I had 3 out of the 4 dryyyyyyy protein balls left, so I tried one again tonight, hoping that maybe the PB had hydrated the protein powder after a couple days in the fridge. It hadn't. Still dryyyyyyyy. As I was reaching for words to describe the texture of the thing to my husband, a lightbulb went off over my head. It was perilously close to the texture of the inside of a Reese's peanut butter cup.

To the lab!

I mixed up 2 ounces of coconut oil, one tablespoon of cocoa powder, a couple drops of Sweetzfree and a little sprinkle of Xylitol. I spooned a thin layer into the bottom of some peanut butter cup molds I just happened to have handy. Popped that into the freezer to cool.

Meanwhile, I added a little bit of the CO mixture to the two remaining protein balls (total ingredients: 1/8 cup each of PB and chocolate protein powder) to loosen it up a little, and added a small pinch of salt and a sprinkle of xylitol, just cuz it was there.

Took the mold full of frozen discs out of the freezer, put an espresso-spoonful of peanut butter on each one, and covered with the rest of the chocolate mixture.

It's in the freezer now and I'm trying to be patient, but I really think this will work. The melt-in-your-mouth CO chocolate should lubricate that dry peanut butter nicely.

If it's good, I'll write this up in real recipe format and post it with a picture. I'll let ya know. As I figure it, not counting the Xylitol or Sweetzfree, each of the 8 servings has .8 net carbs and 91.2 calories. Not bad, especially considering a lot of those calories come from coconut oil!

The one thing that I might change in the future would be to chill the PB mixture a bit, roll it into a log shape, and slice into neat discs to put in the middle of each candy. It worked okay the way I did it, but some of them have little peanut butter islands sticking out the top where I didn't smooth them down. But that's really no big deal. I'll just eat those first.

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I just tried them. Straight out of the freezer they're kind of crunchy. I think, and DH agreed, they need more sweetness in the chocolate part, and more chocolate in the chocolate part. So if you're playing along at home, try 2T of cocoa powder, 4 or so drops of Sweetzfree, and a sprinkle of another sweetener (Xylitol, AceK, what have you) to avoid the Sweetzfree/chocolate bittterness problem.

I'll report back tomorrow on what they're like at proper refrigerator temperature.
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LOL Binki! I just bought some xylitol and tried making some chocolate. I also bought erythritol. My chocolate was "crunchy". I guess I should either dissolve it first or turn it into fine powder in the blender or something. Help.
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Funny I was thinking that these PB Protein Balls would be a terrific treat for my kids!!!

Someone mentioned that they are better for you than any protein bar on the market...well why not form them into bars then and wrap in foil to take with you when your on the go? Bars fit in the purse better than balls don't they?

Anyway, I MUST try these in the near future (doing M/E right now) because they sound delectable.
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I made these for my 15y.o DS who is heavy into karate. He eats them between working out for energy. I made his with PB, SF maple syrup and vanilla whey protein powder. The I rolled the balls in SF cocoa powder.

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Someone mentioned that they are better for you than any protein bar on the market...well why not form them into bars then and wrap in foil to take with you when your on the go? Bars fit in the purse better than balls don't they?
GOOD IDEA! If you pressed it into a pan of suitable size (not sure how big the batch of this stuff is, maybe an 8 x 8 or a 7 x 11), chilled, cut into "logs" you could then roll them in cocoa powder or finely chopped nuts or unsweetened coconut to make bars that wouldn't be too sticky to handle - wrap in plastic wrap or foil and make them tote-able!

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I used to make these when my kids were small by mixing pb, milk powder and honey - then rolling in chopped nuts or seeds.

If I were going to make them now that I am lowcarbing I would mix pb, protein powder or milk powder and a maltitol sweetener like Steel's.

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