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Peppermint chocolate amazeballs

This protein-packed and portable snack are just like our favorite Christmas treats. It reminds me so much of peppermint bark minus the sugar crash. They’re a delicious and healthy little snack! 

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You guys. The most bananas thing ever happened: the Pilot, aka THE SCROOGE, said to me:

“Hey, do you want me to take the Christmas decorations out for you?”

Like he was encouraging me to decorate early! The guy who adamantly preaches, “Honor the bird” from October through the day after Thanksgiving was actually cool with me jumping the gun and decking our halls as much as possible before Thanksgiving. People change. 

I think he knows that holiday decor genuinely makes me happy and since we’ve all been in need of some extra cheer, he told me to go for it. (<— not like I was going to ask him lol but when he removed the giant bins from garage for me it’s made the process so much more convenient.)

Our house will be decorated insanely early and I’ve been blasting Michael Buble Christmas music and Pentatonix since Halloween, but I’m still waiting for some special treats. I’m not doing any mulled wine or egg nog until December (it just feels right) and going to wait to start holiday baking.

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Kinda.

It doesn’t mean I can’t infuse a little holiday cheer into my usual snacks, like these peppermint chocolate amazeballs.

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(P informed me after taking this pic that she licked the candy cane crunchies off of it. Thanks P, lol)

This recipe is so easy to put together. It’s a twist on my classic chocolate amazeballs with a little candy cane action.

Chocolate peppermint protein bites

Peppermint chocolate protein bites! This protein-packed and portable snack are just like our favorite Christmas treats. It reminds me so much of peppermint bark minus the sugar crash. They’re a delicious and healthy little snack!

Give them a try and please let me know what you think!

Peppermint chocolate amazeballs
Serves 6
This protein-packed and portable snack are just like our favorite Christmas treats. It reminds me so much of peppermint bark minus the sugar crash. These protein bites a delicious and healthy little snack.
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup chocolate protein powder (I used Truvani)
  2. 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  3. 1/4 cup almond meal (or oat flour)
  4. 1/4 cup almond butter (or any nut butter you have on hand)
  5. 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup to thin it out
  6. Pinch of sea salt
  7. 1/4 cup crushed candy canes + more for rolling
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, crush the candy canes and set aside. I leave a little bit in the processor to mix in with the dough, too!
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the food processor and pulse until a dough forms. Add more maple syrup if needed.
  3. Roll into 6-8 balls, using a melon ball scooper and your hands.
  4. Roll each ball into crushed candy cane.
  5. Store covered in the fridge.
Notes
  1. This recipe is so easy to customize! Feel free to use dried fruit, chocolate chips, nuts, or anything you have on hand instead of candy canes.
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Tell me: are you team “honor the bird” or team “Martha May with the Christmas light shooter?”

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Gina

More amazeballs variations:

Peanut butter cup

Apple spice

Pumpkin protein bites

Cranberry orange, and peanut butter and jelly

Gingerbread

Brownie batter protein bites

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9 Comments

  1. Janice O'Kane on November 14, 2019 at 7:29 am

    Yum! Amazeballs are kind of a staple around here and I love the idea of a fun holiday version! I’m also with you on starting the Christmas season early, I’m celebrating with friends this weekend. A few of these might have to make their way into gift bags.

  2. Aubrey on November 14, 2019 at 7:58 am

    I cannot wait to make these!

  3. Molly on November 14, 2019 at 10:01 am

    I came home from work on November 5th and my husband had already put up our tree! So it is full blown Christmas at our house! I love the music but like you am waiting for baking and holiday foods

  4. Katie on November 14, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    The return of the amazeball into my liiiiiife!!! Just made these — so good! Woo hoo! Thank you! 🙂

  5. Tracy on November 14, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    That was so thoughtful of him! Have fun decorating 🙂

    I’m somewhere in between on decorating early. I get anxious to get it all up but I worry I’ll get tired of it by the time Xmas finally gets here. It seems so fresh and exciting when you first put it up!

    This might be my favorite amazeball flavor!!

  6. Emily R on November 14, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Making a huge batch and freezing them for Christmas…….if i can keep my hands off them ;0)

  7. Chelsey on November 14, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    I was always team Honor the Bird until this year my 3 year old toddler carried around a Christmas ornament in his pocket all day Sunday – in anticipation of putting up the Christmas tree early and decorating it. How could a mom say no to that? Each morning before breakfast he now turns on the Christmas tree to look at it while he eats. What a great reminder that something so simple can bring so much joy?

  8. adrianna on November 17, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    ‘honor the bird’…i’ve never heard that! made me LOL!! my mom is all about decorate throughout november, so we grew up that way. and i LOVE holiday music so thats been starting, no shame.
    these look awesome; can’t wait to make them!

  9. Sharon on November 25, 2019 at 8:00 am

    i love this!!

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