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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Balls

by Heather

My chocolate covered strawberry protein balls are such a fun and delicious treat to serve up for Valentine’s Day! The pink center is a fun surprise, and the pop of strawberry is delicious with the dark chocolate outside. Gather your 7 ingredients and let’s go make some chocolate strawberry balls!

Chocolate covered strawberry protein balls

Protein balls with a surprise

Before kids I never really got excited about celebrating the smaller holidays, like Valentine’s Day, St Patricks day…. or the first day of spring (it’s a celebration!). The fact that my older two are more aware of holidays makes me want to have them be a bigger deal in our house too. I don’t want to brush over them. So, we celebrate with food (and crafts)! Because food is my love language.

For Valentine’s Day I wanted to make a healthy treat they could pack along in their lunchbox that gave them a fun surprise. The surprise pink center sure does that!

When I began testing this recipe I actually started using beet powder for the color, but the flavor never really worked. Then I remembered about freeze dried strawberries and I found a winner!

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Balls

Let’s talk about freeze dried strawberries

A good friend once introduced me to the amazing strawberry flavor that you get with freeze dried strawberries. The flavor is super concentrated. The freeze dried strawberries easily blend into a powder that you can be added into the protein ball mix. It adds a pretty pink color, but also a huge strawberry burst of flavor!

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Balls

Ingredients for strawberry protein balls

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Balls

How to make strawberry protein balls

  1. Whisk together your dry ingredients.
  2. Mix the wet ingredients together. Stir in to the dry ingredients until fully combined.
  3. Roll into balls and chill in the fridge.
  4. Melt chocolate and coconut oil together.
  5. Roll balls into chocolate and chill in the fridge until set.
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Balls

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Balls

These protein balls are such a cute and delicious Valentine’s Day treat! Pack em in a lunch box for a sweet and special surprise, or make them for any day! You are your family are going to love them!

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Balls
Chocolate covered strawberry protein balls
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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Balls

My chocolate covered strawberry protein balls are such a fun and delicious treat to serve up for Valentine’s Day! The pink center is a fun surprise, and the pop of strawberry is delicious with the dark chocolate outside. Gather your 7 ingredients and let’s go make some chocolate strawberry balls!
Prep Time10 mins
Chill Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, healthy dessert, naturally sweet, Valentines
Author: Heather

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup ground freeze dried strawberries (see note)
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 2 tbsp cashew butter
  • 1/4 cup honey slightly warmed for easy combining
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 oz dark chocolate
  • 2 tsp coconut oil

Instructions

  • In a bowl whisk together the almond flour, freeze dried strawberry powder and sea salt.
  • In a small separate bowl stir together the coconut oil, cashew butter, honey and vanilla extract. Stir in to the dry ingredients until fully combined.
  • Using your hands roll the dough into balls (about 2 tbsp each). The dough may be delicate, so press it and compact it together as you roll. Chill balls in the fridge while you warm the chocolate.
  • To melt your chocolate add the dark chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl and warm on high for 30 second increments, stirring after each 30 seconds. Repeat until melted.
  • Remove balls from the fridge, roll the ball in the chocolate and place on a parchment paper lined sheet. Once all balls have been rolled in the chocolate, place back in the fridge for 30 minutes, or until the chocolate is fully set.

Notes

To make ground freeze dried strawberries, blend 1 ounce of freeze dried strawberries in a blender until it turns into a powder. 1 ounce of freeze dried strawberries = 1/4 cup powder.
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Chocolate covered strawberry protein balls

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XO

Heather

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4 comments

Sarah Edwards February 7, 2020 - 6:32 am

These look so good! Any tips for an almond flour substitute? My daughter has peanut and almond allergies, so I wondered if another alternative flour might work? Thanks!

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Heather February 8, 2020 - 6:22 am

Hey Sarah! If she isn’t allergic to other nut flours I would suggest those for similar results! Cashew or hazelnut flour would be delicious (you can grind the nuts and make your own flour).

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