Sometimes maintaining a healthy weight through cancer treatment can be difficult. Weight loss is a common side effect. Adding protein powder to your diet can help you maintain a healthy weight. For a fun, sweet way to add protein to your diet, try these Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls.* They are a perfect snack to take to treatment or a great after-dinner treat.
- Reduced fat creamy peanut butter
- 6 tbsp. Chocolate flavored protein powder
- Dried fruit
Add ¾ cup of reduced fat peanut butter to a mixing bowl.
Add 6 tbsp. of chocolate flavored protein powder. Add two tbsp. at a time, stirring between each addition. Stir until mixture is a dough consistency.
Add optional add-ins if desired and mix well.
Roll dough into 11 balls. Place on wax paper.
Store in freezer or refrigerator until ready to eat.
Per 1 ball serving: 10g protein, 9g carbohydrates, 6.5g fat, 3g sugar, 131 calories.
Disclaimer: If you have diabetes or are watching your sugar intake, please eat sparingly and use discretion.
*Adapted from UNJURY’s recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls.