Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls
These chocolate peanut butter protein balls taste like a Reeses peanut butter cup. Dead serious. When you’re searching for a pick-me-up snack, or just a low calorie protein ball recipe.. this is it! Not to mention it tastes AMAZING! In fact, my husband made multiple comments saying, “These are by far the best protein balls you’ve ever made.”
It doesn’t stop there. He continued with:
“These are so good, I eat them as dessert.”
“When are you making more of those chocolate peanut butter protein balls?”
“Are you planning on posting them to your blog? Because you should. I really like them.”
And last but not least, Sunday night we sat down to eat a slice of leftover chocolate birthday cake and my husband turned down the cake because he’d rather eat one of these healthy balls. You guys!! I was stunned.
For another delicious and healthy peanut butter treat, try my Peanut Butter Bliss Balls!
Never before has he made soooo many comments about one particular recipe.
I’m considering this hands down the BEST protein ball recipe ever. Obviously I needed a breakfast recipe that tastes just like this one, so I made chocolate peanut butter protein oatmeal. It’s amazing!
I also have a snickerdoodle protein balls recipe that is absolutely delicious too!
If you’re wondering, “What’s in protein balls?” It’s quite simple. Only a few ingredients are needed to make this easy snack. An added bonus is that this recipe is naturally gluten-free and can be made vegan with simple substitutions.
- Old fashioned rolled oats
- Mini chocolate chips – totally optional, but I love the slight crunch it adds to the recipe.
- Chocolate protein powder – any brand will do.
- Peanut butter – I use creamy, you can also use a natural peanut butter.
How to make Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls
Place all of the ingredients in a large bowl.
Using a large spoon, wooden spoon, or spatula, stir the ingredients until combined.
Pro tip: if the “dough” is too dry add more water, a teaspoon at a time, until the mixture reaches your satisfaction.
Using a small cookie scoop, portion the dough and then use your hands to roll the portioned dough into balls.
Place the balls on a parchment lined plate or small cookie sheet and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
Remove from the refrigerator and transfer the balls to a ziplock bag or an airtight container.
These Reese’s-type protein balls will last in the fridge for 9-10 days or in the freezer for 2-3 months.
Omit the honey and use a different sweetener perhaps maple syrup or agave. Also make sure you’re using a vegan protein powder.
In an airtight container or ziplock bag.
They will last for 9-10 days stored in the fridge or up to 2-3 months in the freezer.
Use a natural peanut butter.
Yes! Freeze for up to 3 months.
While this is more of a personal based question, protein balls are “good for you,” in that they’re full of protein. Protein makes you feel more full with less food. Rather than eating empty calorie foods, some people note that eating healthy protein balls helps curb their appetite and not snack on unhealthy foods throughout the day.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup chocolate protein powder
- 1/2 cup peanut butter - (i like to do heaping 1/2 cup)
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 3 teaspoons water
- Add all of the ingredients to a medium sized bowl. Use a wooden spoon, large spoon, or spatula to mix everything together. If too dry, add an additional teaspoon or two of water to the “dough.”
- Roll into 1-1 ½ inch size balls.
- Place the balls on a small baking sheet or large plate lined with wax paper. Place the plate in the refrigerator to chill for 20 minutes. Transfer the balls to an airtight container and store in the fridge or freezer.
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81 Comments on “Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls”
Hi Whitney, these peanut butter protein balls are excellent And easy to make, thanks so much!
Thanks Chuck! I’m so glad you love them. They are healthy and delicious — the best combination!
Just made for the 1st time! These are so good! I’m going to add flax & Hemp seeds next time! Thank you!!
Those are great additions! These are my family’s favorite healthy treat! Glad you loved them, Meeka!
About how much of the recipe would hit the nutrition facts listed?
Thanks! They are delicious.
The nutrition is based on 1 protein ball.
I just made for the fist time. I have not ate a whole one yet but tasted the batter. OMG delish. Can you use a collagen protein powder? I used a plant fusion chocolate powder.
Yes you can. I’ve made it with different types of protein powder and it has turned out yummy every time. Enjoy!
I’ve never made protein bites before, but I wanted a healthy-ish snack I could whip up quickly. I love edible cookie dough, and these hit the mark! I came back to your site to hunt for more of these recipes!
Thanks Sue! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe. I’m always trying to add healthy snacks to my website, so stay tuned…
My kids love these. I love to keep them in our freezer and grab a few for an on the go snacks.
These are great and a key to me staying on my diet. They are so ready to make, I make them every weekend and snack on them every day to help me with my sweet tooth.
This is my first time ever making protein balls and I don’t ever have to look for another recipe. These were perfection! Now I just have to restrain myself from eating them all in one sitting.
These were really tasty! I used crunchy peanut butter, maple syrup instead of honey and added a little cocoa powder. I’ll definitely be making them again.
Recipe was quick and easy to make. They taste amazing!! 10/10
How do you make these low carb. All of the oats that I found in the store have high carbs is there a substitute for that?
Is there such a thing as low carb oats? If so, you can try that.
love your site! this is the first recipe of yours I tried and it came out perfect, easy simple ingredients 🙂
Thanks Kat! Glad you liked the recipe!
Thanks so much Kat! Thanks for the great review.
Easy Quick recipe! I couldnt remember the recipe for this! Thanks they came out perfect!
Sounds great. Just found the recipe so have not tried it yet.
Delicious and so easy.
I didn’t have chocolate protein powder so I use vanilla instead. Takes away from the peanut butter cup affect but still super yummy and good for you