Turtle Pecan Protein Ball Recipe

Your New Favourite Holiday Ball Recipe

The Holidays are just around the corner and I don’t know if you feel like I do this year, totally unprepared. I am the one that typically has all my shopping done in November and every detail is planned out….not this year. But I am ok with that because I know it will all get done on time and really the most important thing I need to do this time of year is to be completely present with the ones I love.

I wanted to share my healthy Turtle Pecan recipe just in case you want to “bake” and wow some company with your mad skills in the kitchen. This recipe is simple, delicious and all real-food ingredients.


Turtle Pecan Protein Ball Recipe


1 cup dried pitted dates (I like Medjool)

1 cup pecans

1/4 cup chocolate protein powder (does work with vanilla too)

2 tablespoons cacao or cocoa powder

1 tablespoon liquid coconut oil

1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla

extra pecans to garnish


  1. Place dates in food processor and pulse until well chopped. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until well combined.

  2. Roll into 12 ball and garnish with pecan on top. Place in air-tight container and store in fridge or freezer.

A little tip - you might want to double or triple this recipe because these balls are that good! And if you have to pull out your food processor you might as well make a bunch, it does all the work for you.

If you make this recipe please let me know what you think in the comments below or tag me in your creations on the socials @prepwithpam or #prepwithpam.

Enjoy! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!

Pamela RoccaComment