Almond Joy Protein Balls

An almond joy without all of the extra sugar and calories. Enjoy these almond joy protein balls as a snack or dessert.

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Hand holding almond joy energy bite.

Almond Joy Protein Balls

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 24 balls
  • Diet: Vegetarian


An almond joy without all of the extra sugar and calories. Enjoy these almond joy protein balls as a snack or dessert. 



  1. Place oats, almond butter, honey, protein powder and shredded coconut in a large bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Getting the mixture to combine takes a little arm muscle and it may seem too thick at first, but it will come together as you keep mixing. I used my hands to knead the dough near the end and that seems to help.
  3. Once combined, use a small cookie scoop to scoop and form the dough into balls.
  4. Store in a covered container in the fridge or freezer.
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 109
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 5g

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    1. Hannah
      January 31, 2021 AT 4:16 pm

      I also subbed unsweetened cocoa powder like an earlier commenter and loved the chocolatey taste. Added a couple tablespoons of water and that got it totally workable to roll into balls. I’m a nursing, working mom so having fast one handed snacks that are easy to meal prep are a life saver!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 31, 2021 AT 9:17 pm

        So glad you’re loving these, Hannah! Thanks for the review, I really appreciate it!

    2. Kaitlin
      October 28, 2020 AT 10:19 pm

      These were delicious! I used cocoa powder in place of protein powder and they turned out pretty well! A little crumbly but still delicious.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 29, 2020 AT 1:47 pm

        I’m glad these turned out with the cocoa powder instead of the protein powder, Kaitlin. Next time, you can always add a splash of water or milk if the dough seems too dry.

    3. Liz
      October 11, 2020 AT 12:24 pm

      I just made these… so good! I used agave nectar instead of honey. The protein powder: Orgain Creamy Chocolate Fudge. I will be making these again – thank you!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 12, 2020 AT 11:09 pm

        Yay!! So glad these protein balls were a hit! Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it!

    4. Yvonne P
      August 23, 2020 AT 9:53 am

      Hi, I was wondering if I can substitute the protein powder with something else? Not really a fan of the protein powder. (Probably because the one I have literally taste like chalky powder and no flavor)

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 23, 2020 AT 11:36 pm

        Hey Yvonne – If you’re not a fan of protein powder, I would try these no bake energy balls instead. 🙂

    5. Anie J
      March 4, 2020 AT 11:19 am

      I found that I already have steel cut oats in my cabinets, which I would love to use because I fear otherwise I won’t. Do you know if the measurements might be the same? I will cook first and then follow the recipe the same way.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 4, 2020 AT 2:47 pm

        Ohh I haven’t tried these with steel cut oats, so I’m not exactly sure on the measurements. I would just go off the measurements I listed and see if you need more / less. Let me know how they turn out for you!!

    6. Claudia
      February 10, 2020 AT 7:24 pm

      Hi! I think I did something wrong because these came out way drier than what I buy in the store and what your picture shows. Any ideas? They basically crumble.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 11, 2020 AT 12:07 pm

        Oh no!! So sorry to hear these protein balls didn’t turn out for you. Did you change anything about the recipe? It could have been the protein powder or almond butter you used. Was the almond butter chunky or runny? Next time, you can always add a little applesauce or milk if the batter seems too dry. 🙂

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