Peanut Butter Protein Balls – simple and easy homemade snacks are the best! These little protein bites are loaded with protein powder, flax seed, oat, honey, and even a little bit of chocolate!
I love snacks. I work from home, so I am near the kitchen all day long. Having healthy snacks that I can grab easily are a must for me. I also have a teenage boy who is always hungry, so I need snacks that are going to fill him up and be good for him. Protein balls are my new favorite snack to have in the fridge ready and waiting for me.
These No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls were the first ones I made and have been a staple for a long time. But I wanted to mix it up, and bump up the protein a little bit more. So I came up with these. Vanilla protein powder is added and it definitely helps bump up the protein and keep you fuller longer.
If you like chocolate, I have also made these with chocolate protein powder and they are definitely tasty! Chocolate and peanut butter, even in a healthy snack form, is always a good idea. The thing I really like about these, is how easily you can customize them. I added mini chocolate chips, but you can mix it up with whatever you like!
Protein Ball Mix-In Ideas
- Dried Fruit
- White or Dark Chocolate
- Chia Seeds
Can You Freeze Protein Balls
Yes, you definitely can. They last for 7-10 days in the fridge. I like to mix up a double batch when I make them and freeze a bunch. Then I can just take them out when I am hungry, or have a few in the fridge that I just continue to restock until they are gone. My son runs track and cross country at school, so they are great to send for him to get a little boost of energy after school before practice starts.
I like to use old fashioned oats in these, because I like the texture, but if you only have quick cooking they will definitely work! You may need to add a little bit more peanut butter or honey to get everything to come together, but only if your mixture is dry and crumbly.
These are a great snack to have on hand for pre and post workout as well. They are just enough to take the edge off, give you a little bit of energy, but not leave you hurting during your workout. I like to use honey in there, but you could definitely use agave or maple syrup if that is what you have or prefer. It give it just a touch of sweetness without making them taste like dessert.
Other Snack Recipes to Try
- Soft and Chewy Granola Bars
- Homemade Granola Bars
- Homemade Mint Clif Bars
- Party Mix
- Cocoa Puffs Cereal Bites
- Homemade Granola
- Frozen Yogurt Bites
- Protein Bars
Peanut Butter Protein Balls
Peanut Butter Protein Balls - simple and easy homemade snacks are the best! These little protein bites are loaded with protein powder, flax seed, oat, honey, and even a little bit of chocolate!
- 1 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/3 cup honey
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
- 1/4 cup ground flax meal
- 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
- In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients and mix until well blended and it starts to stick together.
- Form about 30 equal portions and roll into balls.
- Place on a baking sheet and put in the fridge until they are set.
- Store in an air tight container in the fridge or freezer.
Amount Per Serving Calories 99Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 0mgSodium 45mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 1gSugar 5gProtein 4g
Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.
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I just made these, and they are a hit! I crumbled one on top of some frozen yogurt for a lowfat “cookie-dough ice cream” treat and I must say…it is absolutely delish!!!!
YEAH!! So glad you liked them. Thank you for letting me know, I really do appreciate the feedback!
Lauren Kelly says
I make these snack balls for my kids every week and these were a hit! Thanks so much!
Allyson Zea says
I made these protein balls and they turned out really delicious! Thank you for the easy recipe
Gotta have that little bit of a chocolate fix! These are perfect for that afternoon pick me up.
Such a great easy snack recipe!
Nice! These look and sound so good, can’t wait to get a batch going!
This would be a perfect afternoon snack for my family! Sounds so good!
These are the perfect afternoon snack! Love the peanut butter flavor!