Peanut Butter Protein Balls: No-bake balls are made from oat flour and peanut butter. They also contain honey, vanilla extract, sea salt, and protein powder. You can store these in the freezer or fridge for a healthy treat or snack anytime!
I list peanut butter as one of my five favorite foods. If you add chocolate, it’s probably the number one. Peanut butter and chocolate go together so well. Cookies, cakes, granolas, puppy chow, and more!
When I want a peanut butter chocolate treat that is EASY to make, I make my Protein Peanut Butter Balls. These are so easy to make. You only need a few ingredients, and they taste amazing. They are also suitable for you! These are full of protein and healthy fats. They are also naturally sweetened by honey or pure maple syrup.
I dip the protein balls into chocolate to make them taste like peanut butter truffles. The balls are coated in a crisp, sweet chocolate coating that complements the creamy peanut butter.
Do they taste better than Reese’s peanut butter cups???? They do! So, instead of reaching for candy bars, try a protein bar!
Keep the balls in your fridge or freezer to always have healthy treats on hand. These are perfect for a quick snack in the morning or an afternoon treat. They can also be used as a dessert before bed. You can eat them at any time of day. Both kids and adults enjoy them!
Old-fashioned oats – You will blend the oats into simple flour. Use gluten-free oats if you want the recipe to be gluten-free.
Natural Peanut Butter I use this for my recipe. Before using, stir well. You want to make sure the peanut butter is dripping so that the balls don’t become dry. You can also use commercial brands like Skippy or Jif.
Honey – To sweeten the protein balls. You can use maple syrup if you want to make the recipe vegan.
Vanilla Protein Powder for an extra protein boost. You can use your favorite brand. I prefer Clean Simple Eat Simply Vanilla.
Vanilla Extract- just a splash!
Salt of the sea – Always a Kick of Salt!
Chocolate Chips- Although I prefer semi-sweet chips, milk chocolate, and dark chocolate also work. Guittard has always been my favorite. HU Chocolate Chips are my favorite chocolate chip with no added sugar and are dairy-free. These are delicious!
Coconut Oil – A little coconut oil helps to make the chocolate shine and harden.
Peanut Butter Protein Balls
Line a baking tray or tray with wax or parchment paper.
Blend the oats in a food processor or blender until you get oat flour. This should take about 30 seconds.
Combine the oats flour, peanut butter, honey, protein powder, vanilla, and sea salt in a medium-sized bowl. Stir well with a spatula.
Use a cookie scoop of 1 tablespoon to scoop the peanut butter mixture. Place on a tray or sheet that has been prepared. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or the freezer for 15 min.
Add the coconut oil and chocolate chips to a microwave-safe medium bowl. Heat in the microwave in 30-second intervals.
Use a spoon and pour chocolate on top of the peanut butter balls. Lift the balls and let excess chocolate run off.
Sprinkle flaky salt on the baking tray or tray.
Refrigerate the balls for 1 hour or more to allow the chocolate to harden.
It’s not necessary to dip your protein balls in chocolate. The chocolate coating is delicious, but you can make protein balls with peanut butter.
Sun butter, almond, or cashew butter can be substituted for peanut butter.
Add one tablespoon each of hemp seeds, chia seeds, or flaxseed for an added boost of fiber, protein, and healthy fats. You may need to add more peanut butter, honey, or maple syrup if you want the mixture not to be dry.
You can leave out the protein powder if you do not want to. If you don’t want protein powder, I suggest adding chia, flaxseed, or hemp seeds. If you want to add more protein, add some oats.
Add a few coconuts.
Add mini chocolate chips to the recipe for a chocolate boost.
Add raisins or dried cranberries.