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”
Love them! I make these every week!
Going to make these today! I purchased some flax and coconut to add!
Yum! Can’t wait to hear what you think of the recipe.
These are so good and easy to make! We take these to my teenage daughter’s volleyball tournaments for a healthy snack in between games. Our favorite protein ball recipe, for sure!
These are awesome! I added chopped up dark chocolate instead of the mini chocolate chips and I also added flax seed. My family loved them so much, I was requested to make another batch immediately!
Looking forward to making these tomorrow! I’m going to use maple syrup instead of honey so that’s can share with my almost one year old 😊
Delicious, easy and ingredients that I had in hand. I won’t buy granola bars any more!
These were wonderful! May add a bit more sea salt next time for some sweet and salty flavors.
These are delicious! Are the nutrition facts based on each ball or how many balls per serving? Based on your amount of balls per recipe
Nutrition facts are based on each ball. Let me know if you have any more questions!
These are amazing!! Something easy to make, and quick snack to help you get through the day 🙂
Can I use PB powder in place of regular PB?
Sure! You’ll need to add a touch of water to the peanut butter so that it gets sticky and helps the other ingredients stick together.
I just made these and love them! I used vanilla protein powder and they still came out great! I’ll definitely try them again with chocolate protein powder. Thanks so much for this amazing recipe!
These are so good and so easy to throw together. I am whipping up another batch today to help me survive the holidays! 🙂
Quick, easy, and delish!!! Thank you for sharing. ❤️
These were delicious! The only thing I changed was to microwave for 15 seconds to make it easier to mix.
These are the BEST!! I had been looking for a long time for a protein ball recipe that resembled a cookie dough consistency. These are it! They are simple to make and have the perfect ratio of ingredients. My picky son loves them, too. I use the Orgain chocolate protein powder. Such a great snack in the afternoon!
Where do you find chocolate protein powder?
You can go to a health/supplement store. I buy mine from Clean Simple Eats. They have a “brownie batter” chocolate protein powder. It’s amazing!
Delicious protien balls
I used a coffee flavor protien powder and it turned out delicious 😋
How many little balls are a serving size?
1 ball equals 1 serving size. Hope this helps!
Love these so much and so do my kids!
Yay! So happy to hear this!! My kids are obsessed with these too!
Thanks for the recipe. I thought rolled oats contained gluten. If so can you get gluten free rolled oats and where.
Oats are naturally gluten free. However, I know Bob’s Red Mill sells gluten-free rolled oats. Link here for convenience! https://amzn.to/3p7YY6o