Who doesn't love sprinkles? Don't they just level up the fun factor in a recipe? While I've usually associated sprinkles with more indulgent recipes like a birthday cake or an ice cream sundae, these little rays of color work beautifully in this no bake, grain free, protein bite recipe. While these are a great little snack to keep in the fridge for a healthier pick me up throughout the week, you just might find that they don't last that long because they sure didn't last long in this house. Our kids gobbled them up. Maybe the COVID-19 quarantine is to blame as I made these the week that all started setting in, but I don't think they would last long whether or not in the middle of a global pandemic.
Here's what you'll need to make these:
-1 cup almond butter
-12 pitted dates
-2 scoops vanilla protein powder ( I used Bob's Red Mill)
-2 TBS maple syrup
-2 TBS water
-funfetti sprinkles for decoration
Place the almond butter, dates and protein powder in a food processor and pulse/process until it starts to come together. With the food processor running on low, drizzle in the maple syrup and water. The mixture will come together as a sticky "dough." Stop the food processor and using damp hands, roll the mixture into small balls and then roll each ball into a bowl of sprinkles. Allow to set in the fridge for 1-2 hours. Store in an air tight container in the fridge and enjoy!
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