Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Balls

I'm an avid peanut butter cookie lover. And I've been seeing these protein cookies/balls all over pinterest lately. But it'll always "roll in toasted oats" or "add whey protein". And being gluten & dairy free...that's a no go. So...I mashed together bits and pieces of recipes and came up with my own frankenstein protein balls (..?)   Ingredients 1 C Natural Peanut Butter 1/2 C Protein Powder (I used this chocolate flavoured one..but whatever you prefer) 1/4 C crushed almonds 1 tbsp dark chocolate (I used this dairy-free baking chocolate) 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp maple syrup (or honey)   Additional Ingredients:  Small plate of shredded coconut   Directions: 1. Crush up your dark chocolate pieces. Also crush up your almonds (if they're still whole) 2. Mix the sh*t out of the peanut butter & protein powder. You don't want it to taste like balls of sand, so you have to really go for it. Add in the maple syrup & vanilla. 3. Slowly add in the dark chocolate and almonds. Keep mixing until it starts to appear "dry" 4. Use a big spoon to portion out your peanut butter mixture. Roll it into a ball and then coat the outside with the shredded coconut. 5. Place on parchment paper and freeze over night.   Note: These are not a treat that travels well. Once they're outside of the freezer for an hour, they'll start to melt.     There are tons of variations on this, so post yours below!

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