No-Bake Eggnog Protein Balls

by Kristine on December 3, 2015

in Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, Protein Bars, Recipes, Snacks

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I love the flavors of Christmas. That includes gingerbread, toffee, eggnog and pumpkin. Eggnog is something I never liked very much when I was a kid. My Dad used to drink it at Christmas and I thought the consistency was thick and icky. Not sure what happened, but as I got older and kept trying it, I became very fond of it and started drinking it every Christmas.

I’ve always bought the dairy-free options of eggnog, as the dairy version wouldn’t agree with my tummy. So over the years I’ve tried them all. Soy versions, almond versions, and this year, a coconut based version. I must say, the coconut version this year has got to be my favorite. It tastes quite similar to traditional eggnog. The thickness and creaminess is there. In case you’re wondering, I’m referring to the So Delicious Nog. My husband even thought it was great, and he’s a bit of an eggnog snob.

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I love how these no-bake eggnog protein balls turned out. They are very fudge-like and are perfect stashed in the freezer. Whenever you need a hit of eggnog, grab a bite!

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Life is always so rushed during the holidays, I also find it challenging to stick to my healthy eating habits. Having snacks around like these help me stay on track, while still feeling like I’m enjoying everything Christmas has to offer. I love you eggnog!

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Irresistibly easy to make, and great for any lover of eggnog. I hope you give these a try this season before the holiday rush!

No-Bake Eggnog Protein Balls
 
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Easy and festive eggnog protein bites. Great to keep stashed in your freezer whenever you want a healthier snack.
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Recipe type: Snack
Yield: 18 balls
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the coconut butter, whey protein, rum extract, nutmeg & honey. Mix until smooth.
  2. Add in the puffed rice and work it into the dough with your hands.
  3. Mixture will appear dry so at this point, add in the eggnog. Start with 3 Tbsp and use an extra 1 Tbsp if needed.
  4. Roll into balls. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or foil.
  5. Mixture might be a bit sticky when rolling it, but they will firm up once chilled.
  6. Place in the freezer on the cookie sheet to firm up. After a few hours I usually remove them from the cookie sheet and place them in a container and place back in the freezer. They can also be stored in the fridge for about a week or more.
Notes
* coconut butter can be found at health food stores, or you can make your own by grinding unsweetened coconut in a good blender or food processor.

WeightWatchers PointsPlus - 2 points each
Nutrition
Serving size: 1 ball Calories: 91 Fat: 5.3 g Saturated fat: 3.7 g Carbs: 8.8 g Sugar: 2.7 g Sodium: 23 mg Fiber: 2.4 g Protein: 3.6 g Cholesterol: 6.7 mg

 

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I'm Kristine Fretwell, busy mom of 2 little girls, author, blogger, and former pro fitness competitor. I love almost any kind of cookie, anything coconut or pumpkin flavored, and Thai food. A perfect day for me is enjoying my family, getting to the gym, and whipping up a new healthy recipe. I've got a collection of over 300 healthy recipes, and other tidbits like fitness and health tips. My recipes have been featured on websites such as Huffington Post, Savvy Mom, Shape and Skinny Scoop.
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