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.

Hand holding an almond joy protein ball.

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Almond Joy Protein Balls

5 from 6 votes
An almond joy without all of the extra sugar and calories. Enjoy these almond joy protein balls as a snack or dessert. 
Hand holding almond joy energy bite.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 balls


  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup natural almond butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 scoops, 64 grams chocolate protein powder
  • 1-2 Tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut


  • Place oats, almond butter, honey, protein powder and shredded coconut in a large bowl and stir to combine.
  • 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.
  • Once combined, use a small cookie scoop to scoop and form the dough into balls.
  • Store in a covered container in the fridge or freezer.


Serving: 1ball Calories: 109kcal Carbohydrates: 9g Protein: 5g Fat: 7g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 3g
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond joy protein ball


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

      5 stars
      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

      4 stars
      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

      5 stars
      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!!

Parchment paper lined with protein balls.


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