Almond Butter Raspberry Balls

Almond Butter Raspberry Balls

All the Right Macros are in these Almond Butter Raspberry Bliss Balls!

You have never had a bliss ball like these Almond Butter Raspberry Balls before. The combination of the almond butter with the raspberries is simply dreamy. These energy bliss balls will get you through your afternoon hunger no problem!

If you have been looking for a healthy sweet treat, look no further! Even better they make for a great meal prep snack! Also, for my fellow macro counters, you are going to love how easily you can adjust the protein, carbs, and fats to meet your personal macro goals!

Here is everything you will need and the instructions on how to make these tasty, healthy treats!

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Blend garbanzo beans, syrup, heavy cream, almond butter, and hazelnut spread until smooth. This will take 1-2 minutes depending on your equipment. You may also need to stop and scrap the sides down if needed. Once blended pour the ingredients into a large bowl. 
  2. Add vanilla protein powder, quinoa flour, and unflavored protein powder to the bowl with blended ingredients. Stir until well combined and dough begins to form. 
  3. Scooping out 1 tbsp at a time, then using your hands form a ball around 1 frozen raspberry. Do this until you have gone thru all the dough and created 24 raspberry stuffed balls. 
  4. Place the raspberry balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place in the freezer. 
  5. After your balls have been in the freezer for about 10 minutes. Bring a small pot with 1 inch of water to a boil.
  6. Then in a small glass bowl, (one that will rest on and into your pot, but not touching the bottom) add your chocolate chips. Then place the glass bowl on top of the pot of boiling water. You do not want the water to touch the glass bowl, so drain some water out if needed.
  7. Holding the side of the glass bowl with an oven mitt, stir the chocolate chips with a spatula until they melt. This will happen very quickly, continue to stir so your don’t burn the chocolate. The chocolate should be fully melted after 2-3 minutes. Turn the heat to low, leaving the bowl of chocolate over the hot water. 
  8. Grab your tray of raspberry balls out of the freezer. Place your tray near your stove. With a small spoon scoop out a little chocolate at a time and drizzle the melted chocolate over the raspberry balls. 
  9. Next place 3-4 frozen raspberries in a zip lock bag and then smash them with a heaven spoon. You will sprinkle these broken pieces over your almond balls immediately after you drizzle the chocolate, while the chocolate is still wet. 
  10. Once you have drizzled the chocolate over the almond balls and sprinkled with the broken frozen pieces of raspberries, place the almond butter raspberry balls into the fridge or freezer for the chocolate to finish cooling.
Almond Butter Raspberry Balls

Once you have made them how do you want to store them?

  • Room Temp: These tasty balls Raspberry Protein Almond Butter Balls will always want to be stored in a cold place, otherwise they become a little too soft.
  • Fridge Storage: In the fridge these bliss balls will last 5-7 days when stored in an air tight container.
  • Freezer Storage: Freezing them is my favorite way to store them. They are delicious frozen, you can eat them almost right out of the freezer, maybe giving them 5 minutes to soften a tiny bit. Or you can grab a few and take them to work and then will be defrosted within about 1 hour (at which point it is best to put them in the fridge or freezer again). In the freezer these tasty little treats will last 3-6 months when stored in an air tight container.

If you are Counting Macros and need to make some adjustments to these Almond Butter Raspberry Balls, here is how you are able to do so:

First of all, being that these almond butter raspberry balls are bite sized you can easily eat 1, 2, 3, 4…however many fit into your macro plan. So before making changes to the recipe think, does eating more or fewer balls hit your goals? Also, you could make the balls smaller and make more of them or larger and make fewer of them, using the same amount of ingredients and not changing the recipe at all.

Within the recipe card you can easily adjust the serving size and this will update the macros automatically for you.

Protein:

  • The protein can be adjusted based on the type of protein powder you choose to use. The Arbonne protein powder in this recipe has 10 grams of protein per tablespoon. The Isopure protein has 12.5 grams per tablespoon.
  • Additional, you could add another 1-2 tablespoons of protein powder to this recipe, without effecting the taste or consistency much.

Carbohydrate:

  • The carbohydrate can also be adjusted based on the type of protein powder you use. Some protein powders have more carbs than others. The Arbonne powder has 6.5 grams of carbs per tablespoon, while the isopure has zero carbs.

Fat:

  • The fats can be increased by changing out the quinoa flour for almond flour. Quinoa flour has less than 1 gram of fat per tablespoon, while almond flour has 5 grams of fat per tablespoon.
  • You can also decrease the fat by changing out the heavy cream for a non fat milk. The non fat milk will change the consistency a tiny bit, making the almond butter raspberry balls a little wetter, but still delicious. The low fat mill will lower the fat macro by 2 grams per serving.

When making adjustments to recipes to fit your specific macro goals, I highly recommend that you measure out and weight each ingredient to properly calculate the new macros.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook or Rest Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Almond Butter, Chocolate, Energy Balls, Protein Balls
Servings: 24
Calories: 124kcal
Almond Butter Raspberry Balls

Equipment

  • Blender or Food Processor
  • Large Bowl
  • Small Sauce Pot
  • Small Glass Bowl

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Blend garbanzo beans, syrup, heavy cream, almond butter, and hazelnut spread until smooth. This will take 1-2 minutes depending on your equipment. You may also need to stop and scrap the sides down if needed. Once blended pour the ingredients into a large bowl.
  • Add vanilla protein powder, quinoa flour, and unflavored protein powder to the bowl with blended ingredients. Stir until well combined and dough begins to form.
  • Scooping out 1 tbsp at a time, then using your hands form a ball around 1 frozen raspberry. Do this until you have gone thru all the dough and created 24 raspberry stuffed balls.
  • Place the raspberry balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place in the freezer.
  • After your balls have been in the freezer for about 10 minutes. Bring a small pot with 1 inch of water to a boil.
  • Then in a small glass bowl, (one that will rest on and into your pot, but not touching the bottom) add your chocolate chips. Then place the glass bowl on top of the pot of boiling water. You do not want the water to touch the glass bowl, so drain some water out if needed.
  • Holding the side of the glass bowl with an oven mitt, stir the chocolate chips with a spatula until they melt. This will happen very quickly, continue to stir so your don’t burn the chocolate. The chocolate should be fully melted after 2-3 minutes. Turn the heat to low, leaving the bowl of chocolate over the hot water.
  • Grab your tray of raspberry balls out of the freezer. Place your tray near your stove. With a small spoon scoop out a little chocolate at a time and drizzle the melted chocolate over the raspberry balls.
  • Then, place 3-4 frozen raspberries in a zip lock bag and then smash them with a heaven spoon. You will sprinkle these broken pieces over your almond balls immediately after you drizzle the chocolate, while the chocolate is still wet.
  • Once you have drizzled the chocolate over the almond balls and sprinkled with the broken frozen pieces of raspberries, place the almond butter raspberry balls into the fridge or freezer for the chocolate to finish cooling.
Bored with all the typical protein balls? Give this Almond Butter Raspberry Ball recipe a shot, you will be very happy with the change!

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Almond Butter Raspberry Balls
Amount Per Serving (1 Ball)
Calories 124 Calories from Fat 71
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.9g12%
Saturated Fat 2.6g16%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 9.1mg3%
Sodium 19.9mg1%
Potassium 77.9mg2%
Carbohydrates 9.8g3%
Fiber 3.4g14%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4.3g9%
Vitamin A 1.7IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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