Chocolate Nutty CBD Protein Balls

A delicious twist on a Quinoa Ball with chocolate, almond butter and CBD distillate for a healthy protein snack.



Ready In:

20 minutes



Good For:



About this Recipe

By: Dave

These are great recovery treats after a workout. I take them to hockey — the guys love them!

CBD Protein Balls


  • 1/3 cup quinoa, rinsed in cold water
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 16 whole dates, pitted (room temp – not cold from fridge!)
  • 1/2 cup raw skin-on almonds
  • 1/3 cup smooth almond butter (or, if preferred, peanut butter)
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup Hemp Hearts
Quinoa Peanut Butter Mixture for CBD Protein Balls
CBD Protein Balls
CBD Distillate
Pitted and Chopped Dates

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Bring the quinoa and water to a boil. Cover and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes, until the water is absorbed.

Step 2

Process the ½ cup of almonds in a food processor until finely chopped.

Step 3

Add the dates to the food processor. Pulse until they are also finely chopped and the mixture starts to ball together.

Step 4

In a separate pot, warm your almond butter and mix in CBD distillate to desired potency (about 25 balls, 1 gram would be 40 mg of CBD per ball).

Step 5

Add the hot cooked quinoa, salt, almond butter, and the chocolate chips. Pulse until the mixture balls up around the blade and the chocolate has melted.

Step 6

Use a cookie scoop to scoop out the dough and roll into 1-inch balls.

Step 7

Roll each ball in the hemp hearts to coat.

Step 8

Refrigerate the balls for about 1 hour, until firm.

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