Easy chocolate peanut butter protein balls stored in a white bowl

Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls

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These Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls are the best no-bake snack that taste good enough to be a dessert. Made with old fashioned oats, peanut butter, honey, mini chocolate chips, and protein powder. These easy energy balls make the best after school snack or healthy treat that everyone will love.

Easy chocolate peanut butter protein balls served in a bowl with chocolate chips on the side

Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls are quick and easy to make and require no baking or cooking. They taste so good, they can easily be replaced by your favorite dessert recipe.

These no bake oatmeal energy balls are my go-to snack when I’m craving something sweet. The mini chocolate chips add the perfect amount of sweetness and crunch. Peanut butter and chocolate, what’s not to love about that combination?

If you’re looking for a simple yet healthier snack option for the whole family, you are going to love this 5-ingredient recipe. The ingredients are basic pantry staples that come together for a delicious protein packed snack.

Go ahead and try them and let me know what you think!!

Ingredients Needed For Protein Balls

  • Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • Peanut Butter
  • Honey
  • Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Protein Powder
  • Water
Ingredients needed for chocolate peanut butter protein balls

How To Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls

  • Add oats, peanut butter, honey, chocolate chips, protein powder, and water to a medium-large mixing bowl.
  • Use a large sturdy spoon or spatula to mix all ingredients together well combined. *if mixture is dry try adding another Tbsp. of water*
  • Transfer mixture to the fridge and chill for about 30 minutes or until mixture has firmed up a bit.
  • Remove from fridge and roll into 1-inch balls.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Enjoy!
Close up photo of chocolate peanut butter protein balls with a bite taken out of it

Can I Use Maple Syrup Instead Of Honey?

Yes, you can use maple syrup instead of honey, but you will need to add a little more old-fashioned oats to your mixture to thicken you mixture up a little bit. Maple syrup is a bit runnier than honey.

Can I Use Instant Oats Instead Of Old Fashioned Oats?

Yes, if you prefer to use instant oats instead of old-fashioned oats, they will work just fine. Instant oats have a finer, smaller texture. Instant oats and old-fashioned oats are both great options.

Substitutions

Chocolate Chips: I like to add mini milk chocolate chips, but you can substitute them with regular size chocolate chips, semi-sweet, or even peanut butter chips. Another great option is to use mini chocolate chips. They are so good, and the kids love them.

Peanut Butter: Try adding reduced fat peanut butter. If you’re not a fan of peanut butter, you can substitute it with a nut butter of your choice such as almond butter.

Protein Powder: My family loves the flavor combination of chocolate and peanut butter, so we add our favorite chocolate protein powder. Use whatever brand and flavor of protein you prefer. Chocolate or vanilla are great flavors for this recipe.

Honey: You can substitute maple syrup for the honey, but you will need to add more old-fashioned oats to the mixture to thicken it up a bit more.

Add-ins: Try adding some unsweetened coconut flakes or flaxseed to your protein balls.

Tips For Making The Best Protein Balls

  • Let the protein ball dough chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before rolling into balls. If you don’t allow the dough to chill, it will be very sticky when you try and roll balls.
  • Store protein balls in the fridge, as they will lose their shape if left out at room temperature.
  • Use a small cookie scoop or a Tbsp. measuring spoon to measure out protein mixture before rolling into balls.

Can Protein Balls Be Frozen?

Yes, you can store protein balls in the freezer. I love to make a double batch of protein balls and store one batch in the freezer. Place them in a Ziplock bag or an airtight container in the freezer, and when you are ready to eat them, place them in the fridge to thaw.

Easy chocolate peanut butter protein balls served in a bowl with chocolate chips on the side

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Easy chocolate peanut butter protein balls stored in a white bowl

Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls

April King
These Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls are the best no-bake snack that taste good enough to be a dessert. Made with old fashioned oats, peanut butter, honey, mini chocolate chips, and protein powder. These easy energy balls make the best after school snack or healthy treat that everyone will love.
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Prep Time 5 mins
chill time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 30 protein balls
Calories 105 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 1/4 cups quick oats
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup chocolate protein powder
  • 2 Tbsp. water

Instructions
 

  • Add oats, peanut butter, honey, chocolate chips, protein powder, and water to a medium-large mixing bowl.
  • Use a large sturdy spoon or spatula to mix all ingredients together well combined. *if mixture is dry try adding another Tbsp. of water*
  • Transfer mixture to the fridge and chill for about 30 minutes or until mixture has firmed up a bit.
  • Remove from fridge and roll into 1-inch balls.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Enjoy!

Notes

*Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ballCalories: 105kcalCarbohydrates: 12.1gProtein: 4.3gFat: 5.2gCholesterol: 2.7mgSodium: 44.6mgPotassium: 8mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6.3gCalcium: 1.5mgIron: 2.9mg
Keyword Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Balls, Protein Balls
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