Savory BBQ Crunch Protein Balls - a complete 180 in the snack world - this five ingredient crunchy bite asks, who says snacks have to be sweet?
You know we always have at least a couple bars or bites in the fridge for snacking. Jason grabs a few for the drive to work, I take them to the racquet club and the gym. I have no shortage of flavors - our current favorites are Blueberry Sunflower and Vanilla Apricot - still... I sometimes crave something... not sweet.
A few weeks ago, as I was poking around through the cabinet of nuts, dried fruits, oats, chia, flax - basically a snack making cupboard - I spied the bag of BBQ Chips I picked up the day before. It sounded good immediately.
Yep, we love these! The crunch from the chip is awesome - and does remain crunchy even days later. The flavor is kinda sweet anyway, being BBQ, but also savory. The batch I made to take these photos is our third batch. Good thing I can always easily find these chips...
Savory BBQ Crunch Protein Balls
YIELD: 17 - 20 bites ¾ inch in size
dairy, egg, soy and gluten free, vegan
In large bowl, combine sunflower seed butter and BBQ sauce, stir until smooth.
Add oats and cashews to blender, blend into a crumbly powder. Add this mixture to sunflower mixture, do not stir.
Add crushed BBQ chips, stir to combine completely.
Roll into bite size balls, ¾ to one inch in size. Add 1-2 tablespoons crushed BBQ chips to a plate, roll each ball through powder to coat.
*for a nut free snack, sub another ½ cup oats for the cashews
summertime bbq in a snack!
printable Savory BBQ Crunch Protein Balls recipe: