Protein Peanut Butter Balls

Protein Peanut Butter Balls are also known us an easy no bake dessert snacks that will boost your energy. These ball bites are full of nutritious ingredients like peanut butter, flaxseed, chia and oats perfect for you high protein diet. Protein Peanut Butter Balls are a healthy treat that that is so easy and quick to make instantly for only 5 minutes!

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

Customize these peanut butter energy bites

  • If you don’t have any protein powder, these balls should be just fine without it too, although you may need to add more oats.
  • Keep these energy bites nut free by using sunflower seed butter and nut free chocolate chips.
  • Make them into bars. Feel free to press the energy bite “dough” into an 8 1/2 x4 1/2 inch loaf pan before placing it in the refrigerator. Cut into bars and enjoy!

How to store energy bites

Keep these energy bites in an airtight container for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 2 months. If you’re eating them straight from the freezer I’d recommend letting them soften up a bit in the fridge or at room temp before doing so.

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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

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. 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. You may need to add a bit more nut butter and/or sweetener to help them stick together.
Other TIPS:
  • *For the protein powder, I normally use Aloha’s Vanilla protein powder (vegan) or Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides. If you don’t have any protein powder, these balls should be just fine without it too, although you may need to add more oats.
  • For the nut butter: I used an all-natural drippy peanut butter with only peanuts and salt. The natural kind with no additives is best for this recipe.
  • This recipe can be made nut free by using sunflower seed butter and nut free chocolate chips.
  • How to store & freeze: keep these energy bites in an airtight container for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 2 months. If you’re eating them straight from the freezer I’d recommend letting them soften up a bit in the fridge or at room temp before doing so.
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Protein Peanut Butter Balls
Protein Peanut Butter Balls
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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.
Servings Prep Time
10 servings 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 servings 5 minutes
Protein Peanut Butter Balls
Protein Peanut Butter Balls
Print Recipe
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.
Servings Prep Time
10 servings 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 servings 5 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week, or the freezer for up to 2 months. Enjoy!
    Protein Peanut Butter Balls bites
Recipe 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. 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. You may need to add a bit more nut butter and/or sweetener to help them stick together.

Other TIPS:

  • *For the protein powder, I normally use Aloha’s Vanilla protein powder (vegan) or Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides. If you don’t have any protein powder, these balls should be just fine without it too, although you may need to add more oats.
  • For the nut butter: I used an all-natural drippy peanut butter with only peanuts and salt. The natural kind with no additives is best for this recipe.
  • This recipe can be made nut free by using sunflower seed butter and nut free chocolate chips.
  • How to store & freeze: keep these energy bites in an airtight container for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 2 months. If you’re eating them straight from the freezer I’d recommend letting them soften up a bit in the fridge or at room temp before doing so.
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