It can be really hard trying to get extra protein into your diet. Whether you are on a health kick, trying to lose weight, or even trying to see gains. So I am sharing the recipe for my chocolate chip and peanut butter protein balls that I make.
- Ready in: 5-10 mins
- Ingredients: 6
- Makes: About 10 protein balls
So an easy way I found to get that extra protein in my diet and instead of having to try and drink a protein shake, was by making protein balls with my protein powder. And these are the perfect on-the-go snack you can grab before a workout.
They are yummy, bitesize, and so easy to make! So I thought I would share the no-bake protein balls that I make with you all. They taste like you are having something really naughty, but getting that protein boost!
There are so many variations of all recipes out there, including peanut butter oatmeal balls and chocolate protein balls. I am quite a fussy eater, so I struggled to find anything I like.
So I combined a few recipes until I found something I liked!
Chocolate protein balls ingredients & alternatives
Making these no-bake energy balls is very straightforward and easy to do. Ingredients can easily be swapped out depending on your preferences.
I am not an expert and there is a lot of protein shakes to choose from when adding them to your energy balls. So if you haven’t already settled on a favorite then do some research on which is the best powder for you and you can always ask a professional for help.
I am currently using PhD Diet Plant protein powder (High Protein Lean Matrix). I buy the Belgian Chocolate flavor because it’s so easy to add to recipes such as these protein bites, as well as in my chocolate peanut butter smoothie.
I like this powder as it’s fairly low calorie with a fair amount of protein, which is 18g of protein per 25g scoop. It’s also great if you are looking for a vegan protein shake.
I use dark chocolate chips as they are healthier. But you can easily use white or milk, or don’t add any at all. They just give the protein balls that extra sweet taste.
I usually chuck in whatever seeds I have in the kitchen, just to make the protein balls a little more healthy. I tend to use Linwoods Flaxseed, Pumpkin & Sunflower Seeds mix, as they are organic and cold-milled and usually sat in my fridge.
But feel free to add in Chia seeds, which is another favorite of mine. Or you could add flax seeds or pumpkin seeds. Whatever you fancy, give it a mix-up. You could even add in coconut, I just can’t stand it!
These chocolate chip protein balls are so easy to make, that all you need is a mixing bowl and a couple of spoons. And of course your hands!
Best no-bake protein balls with protein powder recipe
Here is the recipe I follow to make my delicious protein balls with oats, choc chips, and peanut butter. Change up any ingredients you don’t like, but they are so simple to make, taste good and have a decent amount of goodness in them.
- 80g Oats
- 1 tbsp Seeds (Flax or Chia)
- 40g chocolate chips (Dark)
- 1 x 25g scoop of Chocolate Protein Powder
- 125g Peanut Butter
- 113g Honey
How to make:
You can basically just chuck everything into a bowl and mix. But I do break down the ingredients to make them easier to mix together.
1. Grab a large mixing bowl and add the oats, seeds, chocolate chips, and protein powder.
2. Then mix these together evenly.
3. Next, add in the peanut butter and honey
4. Again, give it all a good mix, and then use your hands to mix it all together properly and make sure there is no powder or oats left in the bowl.
5. Separate the mixture into about ten pieces using your hands and roll them into balls.
And that’s it, you now have chocolate chip protein balls that you can eat straight away.
I do put mine in the fridge and cover them with foil, and they will last for a few days before drying out. But they seem to taste that little bit better when they are firm and cold!