Here's a recipe from the amazing Anna Keenan of Hang In The Balance. Her blog is definitely worth checking out.

Made them as an afternoon snack to have while watching some club rugby.

2 x 30g scoops protein powder - I used Professional Whey Elite 3.0 in Vanilla
2 x heaped tablespoons cacao powder
3 x tablespoons dessicated coconut
½ teaspoon vanilla powder
good pinch of sea salt
2 x tablespoons coconut cream
2 x tablespoons almond butter
50 ml shot of espresso (cooled), or water

50g cacao butter
4 x tablespoons cacao powder
pinch salt
pinch vanilla powder



1. Combine all of the dry ingredients into a bowl and mix together

2. Add in the nut butter and coconut cream and combine

3. Add in the water or espresso in small amounts. The consistency should be so that it can easily be rolled into balls, but not so wet that the mixture sticks to your hand when trying to roll. If you accidentally add too much liquid, add in a small amount of protein powder and combine again.

4. Leave the mixture in the bowl until the coating is ready


5. Melt the cacao butter in a pan over a low heat

6. Once fully melted, remove the pan from the heat and add in the cacao powder, salt and vanilla until combined


7. Now, take a small amount of filling and roll into a ball
8. Dip the ball into the coating mixture and place directly onto a plate

9. Repeat until all the filling mixture is used up and place the balls immediately into the freezer
10. Leave in the freezer for 5 minutes, then remove the plate and recoat the balls with the coating mixture by pouring over with a spoon. Pour any excess liquid from the plate, back into the pan.

11. Place the coated balls back in the freezer for another 10 minutes or until set.

12. After ten minutes or so, remove the balls from the plate and into a sealed container, and consume, or store in the refrigerator.


Note - if you have excess coating, simply pour onto folded baking paper or a silicone mat, allow to set in the fridge and you have yourself some sugar free chocolate!

You’ll notice that you’ll only want to eat one or maybe two of these at a time. That’s because they are packed with healthy fats, so a small amount is incredibly satiating - much unlike sugary treats that leave your brain searching for more!