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SESAME CHIA PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN BALLS
Serves 12-16 balls – GF DF SF P* – 15 minutes
2 Tbs sesame seeds (plus extra for rolling in)
2 Tbs chia seeds (plus extra for rolling)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup oats
1/4 cup hot water
1/2 cup raisins
3 scoops neat nutrition naked whey protein
8 drops stevia liquid or 2 tsp stevia powder
Blend hot water and raisins together in food processor. Add peanut butter. Add dry ingredients and process until well combined.
Roll into balls and coat in a blend of chia seeds and sesame seeds. Alternatively you can omit the seeds for more soft chewy texture. I made a batch of both.
Store in the fridge.
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