Protein Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

Protein Peanut Butter Balls are the perfect ones that you should munch for your post-workout. These Protein Peanut Butter Balls are high in protein that will help you repair and build the muscle. This high in protein food will help you recover what you lost during workout. No bake protein packed peanut butter energy bites that taste like peanut butter cookie dough with amazing chewy texture.

5-minute Protein Peanut Butter Energy Bites Recipe by Ambitious Kitchen

Ingredients in Protein Peanut Butter Balls

These wonderful no bake peanut butter energy bites are my latest creation and loaded with some of my favorite things. We highly recommend whipping up a batch of these peanut butter energy bites. They take 5 minutes tops and you have yourself a nutritious, homemade snack with healthy fats, omega-3 (thanks to chia + flax) and over 5g protein per serving!

  • Peanut butter: We recommend using an all natural drippy creamy peanut butter with only peanuts + salt as the ingredients. We’ve also made them with almond butter, but everyone knows peanut butter reigns king on Ambitious Kitchen.
  • Oats: We recommend using rolled oats, and if you’re gluten free, be sure to use certified gluten free rolled oats.
  • Honey, coconut palm syrup or date syrup: either will work! If you want to make these vegan, use coconut palm syrup or date syrup.
  • Flaxseed meal: this provides a boost of healthy fats, fiber, protein and vitamins. It’s also great for lactating mamas.
  • Chia seeds: a boost of healthy fats and omegas to help keep you fuller, longer.
  • Vanilla extract: the one and only (but feel free to skip if you don’t have!)
  • Protein powder of choice: We prefer to use unflavored collagen peptides or this vegan protein powder, but you can feel free to use whatever protein powder you prefer.
  • Cinnamon: a dash of cinnamon helps these taste like Teddy Grahams.
  • Mini chocolate chips: because who doesn’t love a little chocolate in their life? Feel free to use vegan/dairy free chocolate chips if you’d like.
  • Optional:  You can add in unsweetened shredded coconut because But it’s definitely not necessary.

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Protein Peanut Butter Balls

Protein Peanut Butter Balls

This Protein Peanut Butter Balls are an easy no bake dessert snacks that will boost your energy in every bite. They are full of nutritious ingredients.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine General
Servings 10 servings
Calories 150 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup natural drippy peanut butter (or sub almond butter)
  • 1/4 cup honey (or date syrup or coconut syrup)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/3 cup protein powder of choice
  • 1/3 cup flaxseed meal*
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (gluten free, if desired)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips (vegan, if desired)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut Optional

Instructions
 

  • In the bowl of a food processor, add in the peanut butter, honey, vanilla, protein powder, flaxseed meal, oats, cinnamon and chia seeds. Pulse together until well combined. Add in chocolate chips (and coconut if using) and pulse a few more times. Use a medium cookie scoop or your hands to grab dough and roll into 10 balls, place in an airtight container.
  • To make without food processor: add wet ingredients to a medium bowl, mix to combine. Add in dry ingredients and mix together until combined. I usually have to use my hands to mix and work with the dough. At this point you should be able to form balls that stick together. Because all peanut butter/nut butter consistencies are different and depending on what protein powder you use, you may need to add in more nut butter or sweetener to help the balls stick together.
  • To make without food processor: add wet ingredients to a medium bowl, mix to combine. Add in dry ingredients and mix together until combined. I usually have to use my hands to mix and work with the dough. At this point you should be able to form balls that stick together. Because all peanut butter/nut butter consistencies are different and depending on what protein powder you use, you may need to add in more nut butter or sweetener to help the balls stick together.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 1 week, or the freezer for up to 2 months. Enjoy!
    Protein Peanut Butter Balls bites

Notes

How to make no bake energy bites

  1. With a food processor: add in the peanut butter, honey, vanilla, protein powder, flaxseed meal, oats, cinnamon and chia seeds. Pulse together until well combined. Add in chocolate chips (and coconut if using) and pulse a few more times. Use a medium cookie scoop or your hands to grab dough and roll into 10 balls.
  2. Without a food processor: add wet ingredients to a medium bowl, mix to combine. Add in dry ingredients and mix together until combined. We usually have to use my hands to mix and work with the dough. At this point you should be able to form balls that stick together. You may need to add a bit more nut butter and/or sweetener to help them stick together.

Nutrition

  • Servings: 10 balls
  • Serving size: 1 energy bite
  • Calories: 150kcal
  • Fat: 8.8g
  • Saturated fat: 1.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Fiber: 3.2g
  • Sugar: 7.7g
  • Protein: 6.6g
Keyword chia, chia seeds, dessert recipe, energy bites, flaxseed, flaxseeds, no bake, no bake cookies, oats, peanut butter, peanut butter balls, protein, snacks

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