Chocolate Protein Truffles

I made these within a few hours of reading Heidi’s post over at Food Doodles. I couldn’t get them out of my head. They looked so quick and easy! And they are. 

After my king cake post with its bright colors, posting these pictures is killing me. They’re not very inspiring. In fact, they kind of depress me. 

But don’t let the pictures depress you. These truffles are really yummy! So you have to make them. You just have to.

  • 1/2 cup (~128 grams – each nut butter is different) nut butter (I used maple cinnamon almond butter)
  • 1/3 cup (105 grams) honey
  • 1/4 cup (20 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup (80 grams) rolled oats, non-contaminated for gluten-free
  • 3/4 cup (70 grams) oat bran (or coconut, ground flax, wheat germ, ground nuts – gram measurement would be different, make sure you use a GF option if needed)
  • 1/2 cup of add-ins (I used chocolate chunks)

Warm the nut butter and honey over low heat in a small pot. Once it has liquified, take the pot off the heat and stir in the cocoa powder, vanilla and salt. Once it’s well combined, stir in the oats, oat bran and add-ins. Chill until the mix isn’t warm anymore, and then roll into small balls. If the truffles are too dry, squeeze the balls together (instead of rolling them). Roll in coconut or nuts or whatever you like. Can be stored at room temperature or in the fridge.

Source: Chocolate No Bake Energy Bites from Food Doodles
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26 comments on “Chocolate Protein Truffles” — Add one!

  • Susie says
    April 23, 2015 @ 9:13 pm

    These look yummy and I plan on making them for my fitness clients. Could you tell me about how many balls this make?

    • Erin replies to Susie
      April 23, 2015 @ 10:03 pm

      It yields about 20 1″ balls. :) I hope they’ll enjoy them!

  • Elizabeth says
    May 6, 2014 @ 2:03 am

    Hi Erin,

    I love your site! But one thing – this recipe is indexed with grain free recipes – but with oat bran and oatmeal, it is not grain free (unless you made some adaptions that I didn’t find).

    • Erin replies to Elizabeth
      May 6, 2014 @ 11:45 am

      Oh, goodness! Thank you for pointing that out. That should have definitely been marked as whole grain and not grain-free! I just fixed it. Thank you again! :)

  • table top fridges says
    May 22, 2012 @ 3:45 pm

    Yum! Love the protein in this. Such a good idea!

  • Erin says
    March 21, 2012 @ 11:30 pm

    Jessica – I hope you enjoy them if you get a chance to try them out. :)

  • Jessica says
    March 21, 2012 @ 10:33 pm

    These look divine! I have all the ingredients in my house, yes!

  • Erin says
    March 5, 2012 @ 8:10 pm

    Georgia – Thanks! I hope you and the other ladies love them. I'm happy you left a comment because now I'm discovering your blog and it's just lovely. :)

  • Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking says
    March 5, 2012 @ 7:22 pm

    What a great batch of truffles! These look fabulous, wholesome and delicious. Got to try these for my next ladies' book club… I bet they'd be a hit!

  • Erin says
    March 3, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

    Sonia – Just the pictures. They're so dreary! Carrot cake energy balls sound like something I'd like. I hope they'll have dates in them. :D

    Sara – Well if you do make them, I'd love your feedback! Oh and I'm happy I finally posted them on Facebook. I was so unhappy with the pictures that I didn't want to, but it looks like it had a good result, so yay!

  • Sara @ Simply Whole Kitchen says
    March 2, 2012 @ 10:13 pm

    Anything that looks that delicious (and is chocolate filled) could NEVER be depressing! I saw this on your facebook and couldn't wait to take a closer look. Now you've got them stuck in my head! Looks like I have another recipe to make this weekend :)

  • Sonia The Healthy Foodie says
    February 29, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

    Chocolate??? Depressing????

    You're out of your mind! ;)

    Your truffles look super yummy, what's depressing is that I can't have any.

    Oh well… I'll have to adapt! I'm planning on making carrot cake energy balls or bars this week-end. That should do the trick!

    No chocolate, though. Still good!

  • Erin says
    February 29, 2012 @ 8:49 pm

    Angie – Ooh, nuts would look even nicer. And taste better too! I'm not even a coconut fan. I just wanted to roll them in something. :)

  • Angie's Recipes says
    February 29, 2012 @ 8:46 pm

    These truffles look fantastic! I am going to roll them in some chopped nuts.

  • Erin says
    February 29, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

    Regan – Thanks for that. :) But one day I'm going to sneak in some better pictures!

  • Regan - The Professional Palate says
    February 29, 2012 @ 2:29 am

    I love these pics… Dont know what you are talking about. They are super cute!

  • Erin says
    February 28, 2012 @ 10:41 pm

    Biana – I think so too! We have Heidi to thank for that. Thanks for stopping by. :)

  • Biana | Meal Planning Tips says
    February 28, 2012 @ 10:33 pm

    Great idea, adding bran and oats to truffles!

  • Erin says
    February 28, 2012 @ 8:59 pm

    Heidi – Yeah, they're fantastic! Next time I have to try peanut butter. And add lots of peanuts! I'm really into peanuts at the moment. :)

    Katrina – Thanks!

    Becca – I have that problem too which is why I hate mini things. These are okay, though. I don't know why. I didn't have the desire to eat all of them at once. They were delicious and totally worthy of overdosing on, but… I don't know. Maybe they're too filling for that?

  • Becca says
    February 28, 2012 @ 5:24 am

    These look good, and you managed to make them look cute too :K However, if I did make these, I think I would go over-board with the portion control. I have a habit of eating a lot of small things. :P

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
    February 27, 2012 @ 11:47 pm

    Yum! Love the protein in this. Such a good idea!

  • Heidi @ Food Doodles says
    February 27, 2012 @ 11:40 pm

    Yay, I'm so glad you liked these! I love keeping these on hand(that reminds me, I don't have any right now!). I love that you rolled them in a little bit of coconut, looks yummy :)

  • Erin says
    February 27, 2012 @ 9:25 pm

    Nora – A different type of photo? Haha. Well, that's very nice of you. :) I don't know how you have time to blog and deal with owning a store. Do you work there too? I hope you can make these!

  • Nora @ Natural Noshing says
    February 27, 2012 @ 9:18 pm

    I love energy bars/balls and these look amazing and not depressing in the least! It's just a different type of photo but still delicious and appetizing! :) here's another recipe I need to make and bring to work this week!!! Especially since they are quick and easy…I am ALL about that lately :)

  • Erin says
    February 27, 2012 @ 8:51 pm

    Miryam – Thanks! I was wondering what energy bars you were talking about so I went and found them. And then I realized why I never commented – because they have prunes. In December, I was still refusing to eat dates and prunes (I still haven't tried prunes but I'm willing now!) so I have to give your bars a try. :)

  • says
    February 27, 2012 @ 8:46 pm

    These are very similar to the energy bars I made a while back and I am sure they are also superb.

    Like you mentioned in your post, super easy to make and really yummy. When I make mine I make them at least 1 every two weeks, double the batch and I have it on the fridge for sweet cravings and breakfast on the go :-) Great pictures by the way


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