These Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls are simple to make and take less than 10 minutes to put together. With rolled oats, peanut butter, protein powder and honey, these protein balls will satisfy your hunger.
These Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls have become one of my favorite snacks to make (and eat!). They’re simple, healthy and absolutely delicious. They make a perfect grab-and-go snack or even a quick breakfast. Loaded with healthy ingredients and tons of flavor, it’s hard to eat just one.
I love making these because not only are they irresistibly delicious, they’re incredibly easy to make with basic pantry ingredients that I always have on hand. Perfect for healthy snacking or for when your daily chocolate craving kicks in . . . or am I the only one that has those?
Be sure to use a chocolate protein powder that you actually like. If you use a protein powder that you think is gross in your protein drinks, I’m guessing you won’t love it in these protein balls.
Here is what you’ll need:
- Old fashioned oats
- Chocolate protein powder
- Mini semi sweet chocolate chips
- Creamy peanut butter (you could also use cashew or almond butter)
So simple to make!
- Place all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk together.
- Add the peanut butter, honey and water and use an electric mixer or a large wooden spoon and mix the ingredients until combined.
- If the mixture seems a little dry, go ahead and add some more water, a teaspoon at a time.
Could I use maple syrup instead of honey?
Yes, you can use maple syrup instead of honey, but you will most likely need to add some extra oats to the mixture to stiffen it up. Maple syrup is a bit runnier than honey.
These protein balls are the perfect snack to give you a little energy throughout the day or for when you’re craving something sweet, but want to keeps things slightly healthy😉.
How to store protein balls.
Store the protein balls in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed container or in a ziploc bag. They should keep for up to three weeks, but trust me, they won’t last that long.
Can I freeze these protein balls?
Yes, these protein balls are definitely freezer-friendly. Arrange the protein balls in a single layer on a baking sheet and pop them in the freezer until they’re frozen. Transfer the frozen balls to a Ziploc freezer bag or a freezer-safe container. Freeze for up to three months. Thaw in the fridge.
Go ahead and get creative and customize these protein balls. For example you could . . .
- Add coconut
- Use a different nut butter
- Add some chia seeds
- Use white chocolate chips instead of semisweet
- Use a different flavor protein powder
You’re going to love these!Print