For Ballers who want to take their protein ball & energy bite game to the next level, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions with our favorite tips and tid-bits! Have another question that we haven't answered here? Send us a message via our contact page
Can i use margarine instead of butter?
No. Please do not sub margarine for butter in our No-bake Cookie Mix (or other mixes). Margarine is highly processed oil which usually liquifies and causes the dough to be gooey. Margarine does not solidify your cookies when chilled like butter, ghee or even Vegan Butter does.
WHAT SHOULD I ADD TO THE MIX?
We recommend starting with the "original recipe" on our package. If you love peanut butter, then that is likely in your pantry and what you'll love most in your bars & bites :). You can also check out our Recipe Blog and Instagram for more inspiration!
WHAT IF I ACCIDENTALLY ADDED TOO MUCH LIQUID?
Ooops, not to worry. Here are a few easy solutions:
- Add Rolled Oats (try 1/4 to 1/2 Cup)
- Or add Coconut Flour (a little goes a long way, so try a spoonful at a time)
- Or place in a sealable container and allow to firm up in the fridge or freezer.
WHAT IF MY BALLS ARE CRUMBLY WHEN I ROLL THEM?
That means they need more water. Add 1 to 2 Tbls additional water, and mix thoroughly. Compress the dough in your hands before rolling.
What if my dough is sticky?
Depending on what you add, some situations may be stickier than others. To avoid the dough sticking to your hands, you can chill it for 15 to 20 minutes before rolling, or rub coconut oil on your hands, or use a cookie scoop instead.
ANY ALTERNATIVES TO ROLLING BALLS?
Yes, here are two other great options:
- use a spring-release cookie dough scoop instead
- or make square bites by pressing dough onto a flat surface, then cutting bite-sized hunks.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO PRESS PROTEIN BARS?
Here are a few options depending on what you keep in your kitchen... Press the bar dough using a spatula, your hands, a pizza roller, or a full-sized rolling pin. You can do this on any clean, flat surface like: parchment paper, foil, silicon mat, cutting board, cookie sheet, or inside a sealable container.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO KEEP MY BARS & BITES MOIST WHEN STORING?
Make sure to store your fresh bars & bites in an airtight, sealed container.
How long will my bites last once made?
Most recipes last about 2 weeks in a sealed container in the refrigerator, or 2 months in the freezer. If adding fruit (like mashed banana), or dairy (like yogurt), your bars & bites will have a shorter life depending on the expiration date of what is added.