Today's recipe is perfect for when you're craving a sweet and filling snack, but you're trying not to reach for those mini M&Ms. These chocolate magic energy balls are bite-sized, easy to take on-the-go, delicious, and surprisingly healthy!
These protein balls, stored in the refrigerator or freezer, keep for a while and are simple to pop in your mouth when you're running out the door. The yummy chocolate flavor tastes like dessert but these bites are actually full of protein-rich ingredients like chia seeds and natural sweeteners like honey. (I grind the chocolate chips for a while, so the bites take on more of a consistent chocolate flavor rather than having chocolate chunks.)
So what's the magic, you ask? Well, other than being crazy addictive, these balls actually have instant espresso in them. (A little caffeine to boost your energy, hehe!) You won't taste a strong espresso flavor, although you can add in some more powder if that's what you're seeking. The espresso really b