Making yummy pecan protein balls

Do you eat and love nuts, and all things made from nuts? If you answered yes, and don’t have any food allergies from eating them, then we have a really nice recipe for protein balls made from pecans! We also included some peanut butter, dried dates, walnuts, chocolate chips and mixed peel. Coated in coconut, they are a real delight to keep in the fridge and eat any time. Check out our full recipe and let us know what you think.

Making yummy pecan protein balls

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 22 Balls

Serving Size: Bite-sized


  • 1 cup of chopped pecan nuts
  • 1 cup of chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 1 cup of chopped dried dates
  • Half a cup of chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp of mixed peel
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • Shake of cinnamon and mixed spice
  • Half a cup of shredded coconut to coat the balls in.


  1. Cover a tray with baking paper to place the finished balls on
  2. Pour the coconut into a bowl to roll the balls in
  3. Place all ingredients into a food processor adding some wet and some dry ingredients alternately until you have a firm mixture to mold
  4. Add a little water if too dry, or some more chopped nuts or a little coconut if too wet
  5. Roll the mixture into balls approximately one inch (3cm) across
  6. Coat the balls in the coconut and place on the baking paper
  7. Place the tray into the fridge for an hour to set before putting them into an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.
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Making yummy pecan protein balls
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