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Kindal Boyle

The Best Protein Ball Recipe: Turtle Chocolate Chip Strong Balls

These are hands down the best protein ball you'll ever make. Well at least I think so... 😉!

See for yourself and make a batch. But don't say I didn't warn you.

It took me about 4 years to perfect my recipe. At least to where I can produce the same protein ball every single time.

In the beginning they were dry and slightly chalky. They got sticky and wet at room temperature because I used coconut oil.

Over time, I've mastered making them similar to cookie dough.

They hold up at room temperature and they're better frozen where they can also last you weeks.

One quick note before I share the recipe...

Here's one last secret...

Microwave two for just 10-15 seconds and OMG it's like a warm brownie bite. Tell me another protein ball that is so versatile!

In our house though, we don't call them protein balls... that's too boring.


Strong balls fuel you, satisfy you, and keep you on track with nutrition.

Chocolate Chip Turtle Strong Balls Recipe


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    2 Cups Nuts : Ground To Flour

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    1 Cup Oats

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    1 Cup Chocolate Protein

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    2 Tbsp Chia Seeds

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    1/3 Cup Chocolate Chips

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    1/2 Cup Pecans

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    2 Cups Dates

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    1 Cup Water


Make caramel sauce by blending dates and water until smooth.

Step 2:
In a mixing bowl, combine nuts, oats, protein, chia seeds, pecans and chocolate chips. Pulse until evenly mixed.

Step 3:
While the mixer is on, add 1/4 cup of caramel sauce at a time.

Give it time to blend in before adding more. Add a total of 3/4-1 cup sauce until mix because dough like and sticky.

Step 4:
Slightly wet your hands and begin rolling into golf ball size protein balls.

Keep in fridge or freezer for ultimate freshness.

Quick Note:

2 strong balls are a serving size.

Nutrition varies depending on food brands and varieties. As in the types of chocolate chips, type of protein, etc.

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