Easy No Bake Protein Balls

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The easiest no bake protein balls on the internet with four different flavors – chocolate peanut butter, tahini chocolate chip, cinnamon raisin and almond joy. Take 10 minutes to whip up a batch of these protein balls and snack healthy all week long!

Who knew one snack could have so many names?! Protein balls, energy bites, just “balls”. . . I’m sure there are even more out there. No matter what you call them, one thing is for sure: they are one of the best snacks to have on hand for easy, healthy snacking!

Parchment paper lined with protein balls.

I know some people love their store-bought protein bars (and I have a few favs too) but I honestly really like making homemade protein balls because I can control what ingredients go into the mix AND they’re way cheaper. Plus, coming up with the different flavor combinations is so fun!

A bowl full of different flavors of protein balls.

No Food Processor Needed

One thing I’ve noticed is that a lot of protein ball recipes call for medjool dates and a food processor. I have a TON of recipes that fit this bill – like my Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Protein BallsHomemade Larabars, Pumpkin Pie Larabar Balls, Blueberry Muffin Larabar Balls, etc.

That said, I know not everyone has a food processor so I’m excited to share four different protein ball recipes that you can make without a food processor and without dates!

The cool part about this recipe is that you can use the same basic formula to create FOUR different recipes — just by switching up a couple different ingredients you have a brand new flavor!

Protein Ball + Energy Bite Ingredients:

  • Old-fashioned rolled oats – I always use rolled oats for protein balls because during processing they get steamed and flattened/rolled. This makes the texture way better for no bake recipes!
  • Nut butter – My one tip for nut butter is to make sure it’s drippy! It can be hard to mix when you have a more “solid” or “dry” nut butter, so I recommend finding a runny nut butter. You can use any nut butter you want for the base . . . even a seed butter like sunflower butter or tahini if you’re allergic to nuts.
  • Honey – I add a hint of sweetener to my base because, in my opinion, it is the key to balanced flavor! Feel free to use maple syrup if you want these balls to be vegan.
  • Protein powder – For these protein balls, I’m using a plant-based, organic protein powder. This obviously majorly increases the protein content, which I’m a huge fan of, but it also brings in some fun flavors like vanilla or chocolate and a little sweetness to the mix. Nuzest is one of my favorite brands. It’s plant-based and has a minimal, clean ingredient list. You can use my code eatingbirdfood for 15% off your order.

That’s it! That’s your base recipe. I like to add in fun mix-ins to make the flavors really unique, and I’ve included four simple recipes below. Try these first and when you feel comfortable mixing on your own, go for it and get creative!

Hand holding a chocolate chip peanut butter protein ball. Behind is a bowl of a variety of protein balls.

Protein Balls are Too Dry or Crumbly?

Some protein powders will soak up more liquid than others and some nut butters are drier than others. This is totally normal and it might cause your your protein ball mixture to seem a little dry or crumbly. If this happens, just add a little water or almond milk to the protein ball mixture, 1 teaspoon at a time until the mixture is moist enough to form into balls. Just be careful not to add too much liquid.

Parchment paper lined with 4 flavors of protein balls.

I love to make a batch of these on the weekend so that I have grab-n-go snacks throughout the week. They’re also perfect for a pre or post-workout snack (or even dessert). I usually eat two a time!

Parchment paper lined with different flavors of protein balls.

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No Bake Protein Balls

The easiest no bake protein balls on the internet with four different flavors – chocolate peanut butter, tahini chocolate chip, cinnamon raisin and almond joy. Take 10 minutes to whip up a batch of these protein balls and snack healthy all week long! 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 24

Ingredients  

Chocolate Peanut Butter 

  • 1 ½ cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • ¼ cup honey or maple syrup
  • 2 scoops, about 50-60 grams chocolate protein powder
  • 2 Tablespoons chocolate chips

Almond Joy

  • 1 ½ cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup natural almond butter
  • ¼ cup honey or maple syrup
  • 2 scoops, about 50-60 grams chocolate protein powder
  • 1-2 Tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut

Cinnamon Raisin Cookie

  • 1 ½ cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup cashew butter
  • ¼ cup honey or maple syrup
  • 2 scoops, about 50-60 grams vanilla protein powder
  • 2 Tablespoons raisins
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

Tahini Chocolate Chip 

Instructions 

Chocolate Peanut Butter 

  • Place oats, peanut butter, honey, protein powder and chocolate chips 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.

Almond Joy 

  • 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.

Cinnamon Raisin Cookie

  • Place oats, cashew butter, honey, protein powder, raisins and cinnamon in a large bowl and stir to combine.
  • Getting the mixture to combine takes a little arm muscle and it may seem a little crumbly 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.

Tahini Chocolate Chip

  • Place oats, tahini, honey, protein powder and chocolate chips 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.

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Notes

  • If the protein ball mixture seems a little too dry or crumbly, add water or almond milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until the mixture forms together.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ball (Chocolate PB) | Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 2mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: no bake protein balls
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Hey there, I’m Brittany, the creator of Eating Bird Food, cookbook author, health coach and mama of two littles. Here you’ll find quick and easy recipes that make healthy fun and enjoyable for you and your family!

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444 Comments

  1. Hello ? Brittany, my hubby and I are going to start a low carb high protein diet and we are looking for a decent protein powder to use in drinks and recipes could you please suggest one for us ? Also I would like to make us some of your beautiful protein balls to snack on also but I have a question how many carbs and protein are in each batch, each ball ? Remember we are trying to loose weight for health reasons so I’m searching for low carb high protein recipes for breakfast, lunch , dinners, snacks, desserts, I have been drinking detox water with oranges in it all week and I hate water and never drink it and I am proud to say I have gotten myself up to drinking almost 64 ounces ( a gallon) a day. If you can help us we would appreciate it. Thanks P.S could you give us the names of the ingredients your using so we can go to a health food store and buy them and make our protein balls like yours ? I’m sure all of your fans would appreciate it if you would do that ? I couldn’t find a low carb high protein diet in the rest of your diet categories is there a reason for that ? I look forward to hearing from you. Have a Blessed Day. God Bless you

  2. Interested in your review of the plant-based protein powder and why you love it so much. I’ve tried a few different plant-based powders and certainly can tell that some are better than others. Our favorite at the moment is a Whole Foods brand after trying Vega and Raw but we just ran out so I’m open to trying another!

  3. Can I leave out the oats or possibly replace them with coconut flour? I am a bariatric patient and do not consume oats or regular flour..etc.

  4. I am on my second attempt to make the chocolate peanut butter (using almond butter)…they are completely crumbly. The first time I put too much protein powder. Now I’ve put less than called for and they are falling apart. Any help would be appreciated!

    1. Are you using natural almond butter and are you at the bottom of your jar? I’ve found that almond butter tends to dry out quickly and can get crumbly towards the end of the jar. Another issue could be that you need to keep stirring or use your hands to combine the mixture. It can seem a little try at first but it will come together.

      1. quick question…. we made a batch of chocolate ones & tossed them in the freezer to firm up, can we take them out of the freezer after about 30 mins & bag them up ( leave them out of the freezer at room temp ) for a bake sale tomorrow evening ? how long would they last ?

            1. Hi Amanda – They will last in the fridge for up to 2 weeks and 3 months in the freezer. Hope you enjoy!

    2. If they’re still too dry, I recommend adding a bit more honey, more almond butter or even a splash of almond milk to help them bind and form together.

    3. My grand daughter and I had a wonderful time making these yummy healthy snacks. We did the basic recipe with a twist…I used a macro organic oat and coconut muesli instead of plain oats. Mix was a little dry so just. Added a good tablespoon of organic coconut oil. They are super delicious. The peanut butter we used already had chai seeds in it for something different. Thank you for sharing these recipes they will become a staple in our household

  5. 5 stars
    Hi Brittany. As I am doing Weight Watchers I made some adjustments to these great recipes so as to keep the Smart Points down. I used prepared PB2 in place of the peanut butter and used plain Greek yogurt to help hold them together and add a bit more protein. I omitted the protein powder as I have not found one that is free of Stevia as I just don’t like the after taste. In addition to the honey I used the Wholesome Zero sugar.

    My husband loved your recipe!!
    If you have a protein powder sans Stevia I would love to try it.

    1. I would love to know how much pb2 and Greek yogurt you used. Also, how long where they good for once made?

    1. Hey Anna! I have never used Bob’s Red Mill 7-minute steel cut oats so I’m not sure the consistency, but overall probably wouldn’t recommend steel cut oats for this recipe because of the hard texture and the fact that these are no-bake balls. Hope this helps.

  6. 5 stars
    My comment pertains to the German chocolate energy balls in the 6 weeks meal plan that I purchased. I made them last night and was shocked at how delicious they are. I see no reason to buy pre-made protein bars ever again after tasting these little balls of goodness. I did add some honey and cinnamon (not in the recipe) and a bit of extra water. Plus, I used almonds instead of walnuts because they were on hand. I brought them to work and shared and got rave reviews!

    1. Ahhh!!! This makes me so happy to hear, Laura! I love the German chocolate energy balls too. So glad that you’re a fan and that your co-workers enjoyed them too. What a nice treat to share at the office. 🙂

  7. I tried the chocolate chip one and it was delicious and easy! I only had regular peanut butter on hand and I get why I would need the runny type of but butter. I was so excited to make it and knew I had all the ingredients so I just wanted to try it right away plus I have a huge sweet tooth! Thanks!

  8. I always have issues with my honey staying liquid so no longer buy liquid honey. Have you tried these with maple syrup instead of honey? Any luck?

  9. i recently started gyming and needed some protein rich food for enhancing my workout.now i can make my own protein balls through this recipe thanks for sharing this. it will be really helpful.

  10. 5 stars
    I am looking forward to joining y’all on my weight loss journey. I have lost 40 of the 100 I have to lose. I have been buying Clif bars to use at 300 calories for a meal replacement on my way out the door to church or early appointment. I’ll be experimenting to replace Cliff bars. I just discovered dried cherries at Walmart. I’ve been using dried cranberries and cherry flavored cranberries. I’ll be glad to follow you on my email. Thanks

  11. Hello I’m curious what protein powder you used because I can’t find any with enough protein to yield 24 balls and have 5g of protein in each.

    1. Have you counted in the nut butter Ryan?
      A cup of peanut butter as the one recipe calls for, for example, has more protein (65g) than two scoops of any protein powder I’m aware of (generally 25-30g/scoop).

    2. Have you counted in the nut butter Ryan? Peanut butter for example has a whopping 65g per cup, so even two scoops of a generic powder (50-60g protein total) gets around that figure when /24.

  12. Hi!
    Do I have to use protein powder at all for them to stay together?

    Obviously, these are protein bites but I would like to not use protein powder haha

  13. How do you store them and how long do they last? should I freeze if I want to make a lot and have for awhile? Can they be stored in a cupboard if wrapped or should it be a fridge?

    1. Hi! That should be kept in the fridge or freezer. They will last in the fridge for up to 2 weeks and 3 months in the freezer.

  14. Hi! I love these and so does my family! I made the chocolate chip ones. One little thing I added was pure vanilla from Mexico. I added about a teaspoon, give or take. This vanilla is so good you will want to drink it, so I added a tad more. 😂 I have almond butter and coconut and will try the almond joy recipe next. I am very curious about trying cinnamon in these also. Has anyone added walnuts? I might try that too. It all sounds so delicious! Thank you for sharing.

  15. 5 stars
    These turned out wonderful – we made the coconut ones and the cinnamon raisin and loved them both!

  16. 5 stars
    Thank you for making recipes without dates! I’m mildly allergic to them and its not fun to eat a snack when it makes your throat itchy for hours! I’m making the tahini balls right now!

  17. 5 stars
    I made the peanut butter cup ones with almond butter and they came out great. Perfect snack size. If I have a nut butter that isn’t runny, will heating the butter work for this recipe?

    1. Woo! I’m so glad that you liked the pb cup protein balls. They’re my favorite! If you’re nut butter isn’t runny I recommend adding a little melted coconut oil to help thin it out. Just be sure not to add too much. You could try heating it, but I’m not sure how well that will work. Let me know if you try either method.

  18. 5 stars
    Thank you for this! I used Justin’s brand chocolate almond and hazelnut nut butter softened with some THC-infused coconut oil, rolled oats, protein powder, honey and then split the batch. In half the batch, I added shredded coconut and in half I added dried cherries. Rolled them up and froze them. Delicious!

    1. You could try, but honey adds moisture and helps them stick so you’d need some additional moisture… maybe almond milk! Let me know if you experiment.

  19. 4 stars
    Made your oatmeal chocolate chip balls (subbed in natural peanut butter since that’s what I had on hand). Found the balls a wee bit dry, so I’d probably recommend adding in an extra tbsp of melted coconut oil at the end if it’s still too try, OR starting with 40g of protein powder next time to be on the safe side. Don’t get me wrong – I’m still eating them. Just had some for my late snack at the office 😉

    1. Hi Kate! Thank you for letting me know. Every protein powder is so different and absorbs differently so I’m sure that’s what caused them to be a little dry. Did you see the note in the recipe about adding a little almond milk if the mixture seemed dry? I’ve found that it really helps!

  20. 5 stars
    I have never made protein balls as have no food processor, then on a google search came across your amazing page here! I never realised how easy they were to make! I tried out the Almond Joy balls, but as they were for a toddler, missed out the protein powder.I made them Cahsew Balls as that’s the nut butter I had at home. I also added sultanas and chopped dates. They are honestly amazing, and look forward to testing out the others too!

    1. Hi Rene! Welcome to Eating Bird Food! I’m so excited that you found this recipe and enjoyed it (I hope your toddler did too!). The changes you made sound delicious! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment (and a star rating), letting me know how the Almond Joy balls turned out. Your feedback is super helpful! Definitely let me know how the other variations turn out once you make them. 🙂

  21. 5 stars
    For this receipe, is it 24 total balls for all four of these recipes combined or is it 24 balls for each recipe?

  22. 5 stars
    I’ve long been obsessed with the tahini protein balls but just realized I had never weighed in with the 5 stars this recipe deserves! I will now reward myself for doing laundry and dishes by whipping up a half-batch of the almond joy bites (with an agave substitution) 🤗

    1. Hi Cat! I am so happy to hear that you have been enjoying the tahini protein balls! I hope you also love the almond joy ones. 🙂 Thank you so much for taking the time to come back and leave a comment (and star rating). Your feedback is SO helpful to the EBF team + community so I really appreciate it!

  23. 5 stars
    I made the chocolate peanut butter balls, and they turned out perfectly! The consistency was perfect, and they tasted like dessert! I also added 3tablespoons of milled flaxseed, and once the balls were made I rolled them in shredded coconut, SO good. Thanks so much for this recipe!

    1. Hi Jenna! Yay, I’m so excited to hear that you enjoyed the protein balls. The chocolate peanut butter balls are my favorite so I’m glad you liked them! And I so appreciate you taking the time to come back and leave a comment and star rating on the recipe. It means the world to me!

  24. 5 stars
    Wow! Chocolate peanut butter balls are really amazing! Thank you for the recipe! Protein is really of great importance for our health!

    1. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the Chocolate PB version! Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment (and star rating). It means the world to me!

    1. Thanks so much! I am glad that you enjoyed this post. 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to come back and leave a star rating. I so appreciate it!

    1. So glad you enjoyed the video, Kristen! Definitely let me know what you think of the protein balls if you end up making them.

  25. 5 stars
    I was looking for some healthy alternatives and came across these protein balls. I made the chocolate peanut ball and love them. I am not the biggest peanut butter fan but these balls have a great balance. Thanks..I can’t wait to try the others recipes.

    I have some latte protein do you have any mix in suggestions??

    1. So glad you enjoyed these protein balls! You can always sub in another nut butter if you don’t prefer peanut butter. If the latte protein is a powder, it should mix in the same as regular protein powder!

  26. Is it possible to substitute the honey for maple syrup in the protein ball recipes? Thanks for your time. They look fab!

    1. I think honey works best because it’s thicker and holds the balls together better! If you want a vegan/plant-based option, I would go for brown rice syrup or agave — both are thicker than maple syrup. Of course, you can try maple syrup and see! Let me know how they turn out.

  27. Your recipes look great, but you web site has SO many ads and pop-ups, that I don’t want to spend any time here. I”m downloading as quick as I can, then leaving. 🙁

  28. 5 stars
    I actually used almond meal and oat flour and it turned out very good. The color is a little darker but the taste is yummy. Thanks for the recipe. 🙂

    1. Yay! So glad these protein balls turned out for you, Esty! Thanks for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. I so appreciate it. <3

  29. 4 stars
    Thanks for an easy no bake recipe. I just made the tahini chocolate protein balls. I did not have any honey so tried a pinch of avocado oil+ maple syrup. You are probably right in that honey is needed to keep things binded. I was able to form the balls with a little effort however.

    These may become regular item in my meal prep! Tasty, easy and made with ingredients I normally have at home.

    1. I’m so glad you tried and enjoyed this recipe! I really appreciate you coming back to leave a comment + star rating!

  30. 5 stars
    I have just made your Tahini Chocolate Chip balls BUT I edited them a bit.

    In an attempt to keep the calories down, I reduced the amount of tahini (2tbs), honey (1tbs) and didn’t add any chocolate chips.

    I wanted to tell you that they are nevertheless incredibly delicious and I had to stop myself from eating the entire lot! I can’t wait to try some of the other variations 🙂

    1. Ahh yay!! I’m so glad you enjoyed the tahini protein balls, Nicol! Thanks for trying my recipe and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it!

  31. 4 stars
    Modified but that’s because I missed the comment about the water until after I mixed everything and had some free time. I increased the honey and peanut butter but I’ll try the water trick.

    1. Yay!! So glad you loved the tahini chocolate chip one. You’ll have to try the others too!! Thanks again for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I really appreciate it!

  32. I’ve made the chocolate peanut butter protein balls a few times now, and they are one of my absolute favorites. I actually have to hide them from myself sometimes they are THAT good! Highly recommend. 🙂

  33. 5 stars
    Just made the peanut butter chocolate energy balls. They are super delicious! My kids all love them too. I will add a little milk or water next time around to make them a little easier to chew/swallow. Can’t wait to try the other flavors!

    1. Woo-hoo!! So glad you and your kids are enjoying these protein balls! Thanks for trying my recipe and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it! <3

  34. 5 stars
    I make these for my boyfriend and my housemate all the time.our favourite ones are the Cinnamon Raisin Cookie. I’m going away for 6 months. Do you think these balls can be frozen and defrosted?

    1. Hey Emma! So glad you’re loving the protein balls! I think they’d be fine in the freezer for 6 months.

  35. 5 stars
    I’ve been wanting to make these ever since I saw it. We didn’t have any protein powder and I was reluctant to buy any since I could really only find it in the big tubs and I wasn’t sure my family would like it. We got a sample packet and made the chocolate peanut butter balls and my family has been loving them! My husband was super skeptical and has been eating them up! My kids love them too. Will definitely be buying a big tub so we can continue to make them, and we can try out some more of your recipes that use the powder!

    1. Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Emily!! I’m so glad these protein balls were a hit with the entire fam! Thanks for trying my recipe and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. It means the world to me. <3

  36. 5 stars
    Made the almond joy so far and it was a hit even My dad who needs protein due to dialysis loved them I will be making them often can’t wait to make the others!!

    1. Ahh yay!! I’m so glad these protein balls are a hit with you and your dad! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment and star rating. I so appreciate it. <3

  37. 5 stars
    I make these every week and they are AMAZING! I love how quick they are to make and extremely filling. Thank you Brittany for creating such amazing recipes 🙂

    1. Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Haley!! I’m so glad you’re loving these protein balls. Thanks for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. It’s super helpful for other readers, so I really appreciate it. <3

  38. 5 stars
    These protein balls are so delicious! Thank you so much for posting all of these amazing recipes! I’m totally making the samoa baked oatmeal asap!
    -Sam

    1. I’m so glad you’re enjoying the protein balls, Samantha! I can’t wait to hear what you think of the Samoa baked oatmeal. 🙂

  39. Thanks for these recipes! I made a first attempt batch of protein balls (with Moringa) and I gave one to my 15 year old. After a few chews, “Whoah… dry.” Thanks! So back to search more recipes… always–medjool dates and food processor–neither of which I have, so–again, thanks, these will help alot. (…I thought they tasted good–!)

  40. Haven’t tried these yet, but just wondering how much the recipes make? As I will be making them as a work snack for myself.
    Thanks x

    1. Hey Renae – This recipe yields about 24 protein balls, depending on how big you make them. They are also freezer-friendly so if you don’t think you’ll get through the whole batch you can definitely freeze some for later!

  41. Thanks for an easy recipe. I mix all the ingredients in my kitchen aid. SO EASY!!!!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

  42. 5 stars
    I made these (the chocolate and pb) they were bomb the recipe is so simple (i also added some flax seeds for more protein and it is something to try) I will make sure to be making these again 🙂

    1. Ahh yay!! I’m so glad you enjoyed these protein balls, Austin!! Thanks for trying them and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. I so appreciate it!

    1. Hey Mariah! I think that would be just fine, I would maybe add some milk to the batter because the honey helps to bring moisture and keep the balls together. 🙂

  43. Can u use plain collagen protein powder and just adjust (for chocolate powder add cocoa and for vanilla protein powder add vanilla extract)

    1. No, honey isn’t vegan. If you want to make thee vegan you can use a vegan liquid sweetener like agave, maple syrup or coconut nectar.

  44. 5 stars
    Love these! So easy to make with very few ingredients. My hubby is notoriously picky and he likes them as well! I made the chocolate peanut butter today and will try the other flavors ASAP. These will definitely be added to my weekly rotation. Thanks EBF!

    1. Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Emily!! I’m so glad these protein balls were a hit. I so appreciate you trying my recipe and coming back to leave a comment and star rating. <3

  45. 5 stars
    I LOVE using Arbonne protein powder since it is Vegan and Gluten free. I like the idea of adding water or almond milk because sometimes mine are too dry. Thanks

  46. 5 stars
    Love these protein balls!! Super easy to make, takes no time! Everyone in the family love these little healthy treats!! I love mix and matching ingredients into these 🙂

    1. Yay!! That makes me so happy to hear, Amy! I’m so glad these protein balls are a hit with your family. Thanks for trying them and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. It’s super helpful to other readers, so I appreciate it. <3

  47. thanks for the recipe, just made some of the chocolate peanut butter balls today and they’re so yummy! just wondering whether or not to freeze some of this batch…how long would you recommend keeping them in the fridge for; will they “go bad” past a certain amount of time?

    1. So glad you’re enjoying these so far! They will keep in the fridge for about 2 weeks and in the freezer for up to 6 months!

    1. Yay!! So glad you enjoyed these protein balls, Jennifer. Thanks for trying my recipe and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it!

  48. 5 stars
    made your protein balls for a yoga retreat and they went down so well ive been making them for my family ever since. Ive played aroound with ingredients and fave so far is adding dark chocolate chip, orange blossom and chopped figs. making another batch (3 different flavours) to keep us going during lockdown.

    Thanks for sharing – Ive also shard with friends x

  49. 5 stars
    Tried and loved them I put the oats into a mixer to make them more smooth

    Great recipes thanks from GIBRALTAR xx

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed these protein balls, Tracy!! Thanks for trying my recipe and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. It means the world to me. <3

  50. Hi there, there’s no nutrition info?
    Lovely recipes but def need those deets.
    Cheers Robyn
    (Aspendale, Melbourne, Australia)

  51. This is a weird question for a recipe focused on protein powder, but I’ve been wondering… whenever I see protein powder in a recipe, is there something else I can substitute for it?

    1. Hey Melinda! It depends on the recipe. For these protein balls, I would make these energy bites instead. They don’t call for protein powder.

  52. 5 stars
    Just made the Almond Joy. Love them! Had to add a little cashew milk and found more success pinching them into balls, rather than rolling. Yum, yum, yum! Can’t wait to try the Tahini Choc Chip. Now if you’ll excuse me, I must go hide these from myself so I don’t eat them all

    1. Haha yay!! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the almond joy ones, Susan. 🙂 Thanks for trying my recipe and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. It means the world to me!

  53. 5 stars
    These are awesome and super customizable! I added a little more protein powder (cake flavored!) in mine, used cashew butter because it was what I had, but stayed mostly consistent with the proportions mentioned in this recipe. I didn’t even need to add honey since my protein powder is stevia-sweetened. Can’t wait to get some chocolate protein powder next time I’m at the store and try to the almond joy ones!

    1. Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Lex! I’m so glad you enjoyed these protein balls. Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. <3

  54. I love making protein balls and bars because they have fewer ingredients and are less processed than the packaged kind. Plus, my kids love them. Chocolate chip is always a hit and I can’t wait to try your Almond Joy recipe. These all look delicious!

    1. Me too!! I can’t wait to hear what you think of the almond joy version. Keep me posted!

  55. Why do you need to refrigerate the protein balls (as long as you don’t add milk.) ??

    1. Hey Kimberly – They last way longer if stored in the fridge / freezer and keep them from becoming too soft. You can definitely store them in an airtight container at room temp if you prefer, but they won’t stay fresh as long.

  56. 5 stars
    Truth is, I went online looking to BUY some protein snacks, but when I came upon these recipes, they looked so good, I decided to give making my own a try. I’m so glad I did. I made the Almond Joys, and wow…they were delicious and completely satisfying. Fun and easy to make, too. The full recipe made enough protein balls to carry me for about 10 days (sharing with my wife and son as well). I’m onto the Cinnamon Raisin Cookie next. So impressed!

    A few more things to add here: 1) I went for quality on all the ingredients, starting with those from-heaven Red Mill rolled oats, and I think that made a difference. 2) Thanks, Brittany, for posting these recipes. They are the solution to a problem for me–late night carb cravings. One protein ball and a small Greek Yogurt if I’m very hungry, and the problem is solved.

    1. Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Tom! I’m so glad you came across my recipe and enjoyed it!! I really appreciate you coming back to leave a comment + star rating. The reviews are super helpful to other readers, so thank you. 🙂

  57. 5 stars
    Brittany, I made the peanut butter/chocolate chip combo protein Balls and they are absolutely delicious! Thanks so much for your recipes! I’m looking forward to trying the others!

    1. Ahh yay, that makes me so happy to hear, Lori! I’m so glad you’re loving these protein balls. 🙂 Thanks for trying them and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. It means the world to me!

  58. 5 stars
    I tried the almond joy ones and they were DELICIOUS!! I only had coconut almond butter so i used that ..yum! Although im going to freeze most of them since im only one person so they should last..cant wait to try the others!

    1. Woo!! So glad you loved the almond joy ones, Amy. I so appreciate you coming back to leave a comment + star rating!

  59. 5 stars
    They taste so good. I have made the peanut butter and also the tahini protein balls. They are both my favorites. Thank you Brittany for these recipes.

    1. You’re so welcome, Marsha! I’m so glad you’re loving these protein balls. I really appreciate you coming back to leave a comment + star rating. 🙂

  60. How can I lower the sugar content I am supposed to get more protein in my diet and less sugar also what is tahini

    1. Hey Margaret – you can skip the maple syrup or use a sugar-free syrup or a few drops of stevia instead and tahini is ground sesame seeds.

  61. 5 stars
    as a vegan athlete i’m always looking for extra protein and these have been my go-to snack for months now! i meal prep them for the week (yes i go thru an entire batch in a week w only a little help from my fam who also love them). they r so easy, delicious, and satisfying! my favs r the tahini and chocolate pb.

    1. So glad you’re loving these protein balls, Abby!! Thanks for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. 🙂

  62. 5 stars
    I absolutely love the recipes for the protein balls. They are a great and healthy energy source. Also so easy and quick to make! Amazing!

    1. So glad you love these protein balls, Natalia! I so appreciate you coming back to leave a comment + star rating. It means the world to me. <3

  63. 5 stars
    I love that there are so many ways to make these! They were not nearly as messy to make as I imagined. Super easy!

    1. Ahh yay!! So glad you enjoyed these protein balls, Tami. Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. 🙂

    2. I loved the chocolate peanut butter recipe. It’s delicious. Although they are very sticky and stick on my teeth when I eat them. How can I combat that?

      1. hmmm!! They shouldn’t be sticky on your teeth. Did you change anything about the recipe? Is your protein powder usually sticky?

  64. 5 stars
    These were good. I used chunky natural peanut butter and maple syrup instead of honey. I added superfoods chia seeds and cacao powder. I had to add about 1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk so it would be less crumbly.
    Delicious, thank you for the recipe.

    1. So glad you enjoyed these protein balls, Veronica! The chunky pb probably contributed to them being a bit crumbly, but I’m glad you were able to make them work! Thanks for coming back to leave a comment + star rating, I so appreciate it. 🙂

  65. 5 stars
    These recipes are so easy to whip up and they are so filling! I typically have all of the ingredients on hand in my pantry and if I’m out of something there are lots of options to substitute. I typically add in some ground flax seed and/or chia seeds for an extra boost – bc why not!? I’ve made 3 of 4 of the options, still need to try the Tahini & chocolate.

    1. Glad you enjoyed these protein balls, Kat! Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. 🙂

  66. 4 stars
    Yum! Just made the oatmeal raisim variation. Changed the recipe slightly for what I had on hand subbing almond butter for cashew butter. Used only 1 scoop of protein powder because my scooper seemed large. I heated up the ingredients before stirring for about 15 seconds in the microwave to make it easier to mix together since the almond butter was thick.

  67. Have made these so many times and they come out great! My favorite are the almond joy & chocolate peanut butter. They aren’t super crumbly or dry, which is my biggest pet peeve in energy/protein balls I’ve tried in the past! They’re perfect as a meal addition or quick snack on-the-go!

  68. 5 stars
    Great recipe, super easy! I do not own a food processor so i appreciate that this recipe doesnt require it!

  69. Super unhappy to see these came up in a search for “vegan” protein balls… also to see that you have a “V” rating. I’m assuming it is intended to mean vegan? Which these are not. These could easily be made vegan if you are handy around the kitchen

    1. Hey Rhonda – These balls can easily be made vegan by swapping the honey for maple syrup, which I noted in the blog post. I also just added it to the recipe card.

    1. I have used keto maple syrup with good results for the peanut butter and chocolate as well as the almond joy balls. Excellent.

  70. 5 stars
    Only ever tried and enjoyed the chocolate chip and peanut butter so far, and have to say they are really wonderful out on a long cycle ride, stored in sealable plastic carry bags. (3-4 in each). I find I am now providing half my work force with them or even imparting the recipe over to them to try. Looking forward to trying one or two of the other recipes, but if anything like the first. Stumbled upon a secret energy supply that actually works and tastes great. Thank you.

    1. Ahh I’m so glad these protein balls have been a hit with everyone, Paul! That makes me so happy to hear. 🙂

  71. Question about the amount of protein powder in your recipes. You usually reference one scoop or two scoops, etc.; however, the scoops are not the same size from one powder to the next…even in the same brand from flavor to flavor. Can you be more specific in actual measurement?

    1. One serving size of protein powder is usually either 1 or 2 scoops which is around 25 grams or 3-4 Tablespoons. Hopefully that helps!

    2. What size scoop to use is an excellent question I never thought of asking. My Huel protein powder scoop is 1/3 cup. These would have been so dry! Thanks.

  72. 5 stars
    Love them! Just made the peanut butter chocolate one and added some sliced almonds – makes for a nice crunch. I plan to eat these for my breakfast with a banana but could totally seeing these also working as an evening snack/“dessert”! Will make again!

  73. Hi I’m trying to figure out the exact protein I am getting from these.. I wanna try the chocolate peanut butter and my protein powder alone is 20g.. so what is the accurate way to calculate ?

  74. 5 stars
    Easy, delicious! Used 2 scoops of Primal Kitchen vanilla coconut collagen fuel and added cocoa powder & chocolate chips to up the chocolate factor since I didn’t have chocolate protein powder.

  75. 5 stars
    Made the chocolate peanut butter balls with Earthli vegan protein! SOO good! I have made other protein balls before and I found Earthli’s chocolate protein works the best for me!
    Thanks for the recipe

  76. Can these be made and then frozen? I’m prepping for the birth of my second baby and looking for freezer friendly options. Thank you!

    1. Totally! Just package them up and freeze them for up to 3 months. Take them out of the freezer and place in the fridge the night before you want to enjoy them.

  77. 5 stars
    Thanks for this recipe. I have been looking for one that makes a larger quantity as I love to freeze them so I always have them ready To go. Easy and delicious

  78. Thank you for all these wonderful recipes! So much inspiration and flavor! I can’t wait to try them, I start tomorrow 🙂

    1. Woo!! The pb ones are my fave too. So glad you’re loving these, Lisa. Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!

  79. 1 star
    The ratios are way off for this recipe. I converted to grams and the mixture was waaaaaay too dry and resembled sand. I took 1/3 of the oats out and doubled the peanut butter and it was still really dry.

    1. Hey Carrie – So sorry to hear that. I’ve made this recipe hundreds of times with no issues. Something probably happened in converting the recipe to grams. Did you change anything about the recipe? Also, what type of peanut butter did you use? If the peanut butter is dry it will cause the balls to turn out dry and crumbly. You can always add a splash of water if yours turn out too dry to help the ingredients stick together.

  80. 5 stars
    I have made the chocolate PB balls several times, and I love them! I use whey protein powder and it works well. Thanks for a great recipe!!

    1. So glad you’re loving these, Anna!! Thanks for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

  81. 5 stars
    I ended up adding a T of flax meal & a T of chia seeds along with BOTH white & espresso chips 😍 A bit dry, but enough to still combine everything into balls!!! YUM! Thank you!!!

    1. Ohh sounds like a yummy combo!! So glad you enjoyed these, Lisa. Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!

  82. 5 stars
    Amazeballs! Just made a batch of these! I chose to make Almond Joy & they are delicious!
    I look forward to having these before or after my runs & rides. So pleased to have a snack which I know exactly what’s in them.
    Thank you so much for the recipe!

    1. Yay! So glad you loved these protein balls. Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a review, Jacques. I so appreciate it!

  83. 5 stars
    I accidentally screwed up at the grocery store and bought regular cashew butter (with sugar in it) so I added half as much honey with the rest water and to soak some of the extra liquid 1T each of chia and flax seed. These are so so yummy and will definitely satisfy my sugar craving which is what I was looking for.

  84. 5 stars
    My favorite is the Almond Joy! I love the taste but every one of these are very easy to make. I enjoy 2 of them with a black cup of coffee

    1. So glad you love this recipe! Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it, Rachel!

  85. 5 stars
    These were so easy to make! I love the addition of protein powder to up the flavor. I made one big batch of the base recipe and then divided it into fourths to make a few of each flavor!

    1. Hey Nicola – The full recipe which includes what cup size I used is in the recipe card. 🙂

      1. Sorry is it the yield? I don’t have a clue what that means? I found mine slightly dry after fridge-rated

        1. You might have needed a bit more liquid in the mixture if your nut butter was dry. If your batter seems too dry feel free to add a splash of milk or water so the balls don’t turn out dry and crumbly.

  86. 5 stars
    Such a fan! I just whipped up the Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor in no time. I upped the protein by using Zego Protein Rolled Oats in addition to the protein powder (also Zego). I also added 2 TBS of flax chia and the dough came out just right! My 5 year old had rave reviews, so I’m excited to have an easy protein heavy, nutrient dense snack for him. Thanks for these delicious recipes!!

    1. Woo! So glad you’re loving these protein balls, Amy! Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!

  87. 5 stars
    Great recipes. Can you please add me to email list for great high protein based snacks or good work snacks for my husband. Thank you in advance.
    Deanna

  88. Hi I’m looking forward to making some of these.
    How long can I keep them in the fridge?
    Can they be frozen?

    1. Hey Sharon- These will last 7-10 days in the fridge and up to 3 months in the freezer. If you freeze them take them out of the freezer and place in the fridge the night before you want to enjoy them.

  89. I love these so much! I made the Chocolate PB. Some subs/adds: sunflower butter instead of PB (it’s runnier and mixes a lot easier) plus some unsweetened coconut shreds. I added a splash of unsweetened almond milk to help it all mix together and they were perfect! Thank you!

    1. Yay! So glad these were a hit for you, Claire! Thanks for coming back to leave a review. It means the world to me.

  90. 5 stars
    I tried the tahini balls and they are sooo delicious I opt for these over actual desserts! Thank you so much! These satisfy my sweet tooth and give ma a quick boost until dinner!

    1. Yay!! So glad you’ve been loving the tahini balls, Sarah. Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!

  91. I know this is a dumb question, seeing as how they’re called protein balls, but do you know what I could replace the protein powder with? I don’t buy it. Thanks for any help.

  92. Thank you for sharing a recipe that has so many variations that can fit well with whatever you have in the pantry!

    1. I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying these protein balls, Michelle! Thanks for the review. I really appreciate it!

  93. 5 stars
    Made the chocolate peanut butter flavor. These taste like dessert. Do you’re self a favor and make these. Can’t wait to try the almond joy flavor.

    1. Woo! I’m so glad these protein balls were a hit, Jordan! Thanks so much for making them and coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate it! Let me know how the almond joy ones turn out 🙂

  94. Here’s another yummy one!!
    Coffee protein balls
    1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
    1 cup natural almond butter
    1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
    2 scoops about 50-60 grams coffee protein powder
    2 tbsp dark chocolate chips
    1/2 tsp vanilla

  95. 5 stars
    Hey Brittany! Was it 50-60 grams total of protein for the 24 yield of balls? Or 100-120 grams total. Sorry for the confusion!

    1. Hey Moira – These will last up to one week in the fridge and up to 3 months in the freezer.

  96. 5 stars
    I’ve made these a couple of times now with different flavoured protein powder. They’re really good. Thanks very much for the recipes 😉

  97. 5 stars
    I made your protein balls to take to work so when l feel a bit tired l have one and it gives me a real boost. My co workers love them too. Thank you for giving a great variety to make
    Svet

    1. Woo! I’m so glad these protein balls have been such a hit, Svetlana! Thanks for making them and coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate it!

  98. 5 stars
    My husband and I were so tired of eating expensive protein bars with questionable ingredients. We found this recipe and I made the chocolate peanut butter protein balls yesterday. These protein balls are amazing! They taste like chocolate peanut butter cups. They are incredibly easy and fast to make. The hardest part is limiting myself to only eating two for a snack! It’s so reassuring to know exactly what I’m feeding my family. Thanks, Brittany for sharing this healthy and tasty recipe! So glad that I found this website.

    1. Yay!! I’m so glad these protein balls were a hit, Patricia! Thanks so much for trying them out and coming back to leave a review. It means the world to me!

  99. 5 stars
    I tried the Almond joy and they are delicious. I personally will add a little more shredded coconut next time because…. Coconut. But I loved finding a great recipe without dates.Thank you! Now the mission will be not eating all of yummy new snack in my fridge in one sitting.

    1. So glad these protein balls were a hit, Kayla! Thanks so much for the review. It means the world to me!

    2. 5 stars
      Love these! Have made them several times and it’s something our entire family enjoys! How long will these keep in the fridge? Thanks so much!

  100. 5 stars
    Morning – I am trying to know how many balls each flavour receipe makes … is it 24 for each flavour ?? or 6 for each flavour … Thank you

  101. 5 stars
    These are a staple in my household. I have made dozens of batches and my family loves them. So much better than a packaged bar. Thanks for the great recipe.

  102. 5 stars
    Saw these on IG and just had to try! I didn’t have exact ingredients for any of the above, so I made the chocolate peanut butter but used vanilla protein powder, and WOW! These are definitely becoming a new regular ❤️

    1. Woo! So happy these protein balls were a hit even with the substitution. Thanks for the review, Sarah! I really appreciate it!

  103. 5 stars
    I made the chocolate peanut butter and the almond joy protein balls and they had the whole family eating them up, including my toddler!! So tasty and easy to make! Mine were crumbling at first, until I saw your comment on adding almond milk 😉 turned out so great. An easy, on-the-go snack!

    1. Woo! So glad you and your family have been loving these no bake protein balls, Amber! Thanks so much for trying them out and I really appreciate the review 🙂

  104. 5 stars
    This is my second time making these and I love how easy they are. I made the chocolate peanut butter version with some dried cherries thrown in. Mine were a little crumbly and I missed the tip about adding in almond milk, so will definitely try that next time. Love to have these for quick snacks!

    1. So glad you enjoyed these, Kara! Definitely add a splash of almond milk if your protein balls turn out a little crumbly next time 🙂

  105. 5 stars
    Made these today with vanilla protein powder, half smooth and half chunky PNB, ground flax seed, chocolate chips and dried sour cherries. Mixture appeared crumbly at first but was just right after a tablespoon or two of almond milk. Ready to boost energy with delicious and nutritious bites!

    1. I’m so pumped to hear these protein balls were a hit, Angie! Thanks so much for making them and I so appreciate the review! It means so much to me 🙂

  106. 5 stars
    Big fan of these Brittany! I keep a batch of the chocolate peanut butter or almond joy protein balls in the freezer and they are a great go to snack before a run or workout for all of us. 😋

    1. Woo!! So happy to hear you’ve been loving this protein balls, Jill! thanks so much for the review. It means so much to me!

  107. oh my goodness! SOOOO Good! I made the Almond Joy protein balls and also the sunflower butter energy balls. YUM YUM YUM! I will definitely be keeping a batch of these around for good energy filled snacks. Thanks for the wonderful recipes.

    1. Yay!! So pumped these protein balls were a hit, Angela! Thanks so much for the review! It means the world to me 🙂

  108. 5 stars
    I made the peanut butter version with vanilla protein powder and skipped the chocolate chips. So yummy! I ate 3 for breakfast with a collagen latte and it was surprisingly filling with a good amount of protein in each little bite. Now I’m excited to try all the other flavors!

    1. Woo!! This makes me so happy to hear, Molly! So glad you’ve been loving these protein balls. Thanks so much for the review!

    1. Yay!! So pumped you enjoyed these protein balls, Lexy! Thanks so much for the review. I so appreciate it!

    1. So glad you enjoyed these protein balls, Jessica! Thanks so much for the review! I really appreciate it 🙂

    2. 5 stars
      You had me at Almond Joy! These were easy to make and taste incredible! The whole family gobbled them up. Can’t wait to try the other variations. Thanks!

      1. Woo!! So glad these protein balls were a hit, Denise! Thanks so much for trying them and coming back to leave a review. It means so much to me!

  109. 5 stars
    Amazing! So many varieties you can make and so easy! And ingredients you would typically have on hand.

  110. 5 stars
    I tried Chocolate Peanut Butter balls and my kids loved them. As I do not have chocolate protein powder(where do I find it?), I used semi sweet cocoa powder and they tasted great. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Sapna

    1. Ah yay!! So happy to hear you’ve enjoyed these protein balls, Katie! Thanks so much for the review. It means so much to me!

  111. 5 stars
    WOW! I made the cinnamon raisin and am so impressed with your recipe! I never would have given cashew butter a try if it wasn’t for your creativity. I made these with the intent if sharing at work, but I’ll have make more because I’m not letting these puppies go haha

    1. Woo!! I love hearing this, Karen! So pumped these protein balls were such a hit. Thanks so much for the review and star rating. I really appreciate it!

  112. 5 stars
    I am 3 weeks postpartum and went looking for healthy snack recipes and these did not disappoint. I made the chocolate peanut butter ones and they taste great! I was worried the protein powder would make them taste chalky but I actually like them better than another similar recipe I have without protein. I’m going to make the cinnamon raisin ones next!

    1. Woo!! This makes me so happy to hear, Erin! I’m so glad these have been such a hit. Thanks so much for making them and coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

  113. 5 stars
    Tried the Chocolate Peanut butter protein balls and they are simply delicious. I was looking for a healthy snack as I enter my third trimester of pregnancy and this hits the spot!!

    1. Woo!! This makes me so happy to hear. I’m so glad these protein balls have been a hit, Julie! Thanks so much for the review. I really appreciate it :).

  114. 5 stars
    I made tahini chocolate chip and cinnamon raisin cookie! This has been the go to snack for my hungry kids after school! So thankful for healthy options!

    1. Ah yay! So glad these protein balls have been a hit, Ashley! Thanks so much for trying them out and I so appreciate the review!!

  115. 5 stars
    Great protein filled snack; especially when I hit that point in pregnancy when the thought of meat just grosses me out.

  116. 5 stars
    Couldn’t believe how easy these were to make and how delicious they tasted! Definitely going to be on rotation in our house as we all loved them. Will need to split the batch and freeze some to stop me eating too many in a day!

    1. Woo!! So happy to hear these protein balls were a hit, Lisa! Thanks so much for the review and star rating. It means the world to me!

  117. 5 stars
    I’ve made every flavor of these protein balls and they are incredible!! I love making a big batch of these to have as quick and healthy snacks throughout the week!

    1. Woo! This makes me so happy to hear, Emm. Thank you so much for leaving a comment and star rating!

  118. 5 stars
    couldn’t wait to shop groceries so substituted peanut for cashew butter and sultanas for raisins!
    in cinnamon raisin recipe. YUMM !thanks for recipes?

  119. 5 stars
    J haven’t tried these yet. My question is, can these be made without the honey or maple syrup? Or do these need the sticky liquid? Also, any recipes for pumpkin spice protein balls?
    Thanks. Looking forward to getting these.

    1. Hey Lisa – the maple syrup/honey helps to hold the balls together. If you want to skip it, maybe add more nut butter — but make sure it’s drippy nut butter and not dry otherwise your balls won’t hold together. I don’t have pumpkin protein balls, but I have these pumpkin protein bars or these pumpkin pie energy balls with dates that you could try.

  120. 5 stars
    This turned out really good.. I loved that it didn’t need eggs and was low on sugar.. I made 12 cookies, and they were’re gone in about two hours..

    1. Woo!! Happy to hear this recipe was a success, Dhivya! Thanks so much for trying it out and coming back to leave a review. It means so much to me!

  121. 5 stars
    Thanks. I need protein food all the time. Tired of the same stuff I can cook. Not good at this. This looks delicious and easy to make.

    1. Sure! I really like using a natural peanut or almond butter that is just peanuts or almonds (and salt, if desired). Some nut butter brands I really like for this recipe are Crazy Richards, Wild Friends, Simple Truth, 365.

  122. 5 stars
    I make these often. Sometimes I like to roll them in a little powder sugar or coconut flakes. Adds a little extra ‘sweet’ and keeps them from sticking together. My whole family (including picky husband) loves them!

  123. 4 stars
    Super easy recipe! Had to add some unsweetened cocoa powder to cut the “protein powder” flavor. I used a vegan one but still had a protein powder flavor. Can you recommend one that might taste more natural?

    I also made your no bake cookies and they were delish!

    1. 5 stars
      I omitted the chocolate chips and used just maple syrup.
      I use Dr. Axe multi collagen protein. It has no after taste.

      1. How long do you think these would last unrefrigerated? I would like to take these on my backpacking trip.

        1. Hi, Shawn. Protein balls should last for 4-5 days at room temperature or up to a week in the fridge.

  124. 4 stars
    Quick & easy! I personally love alot of flavor, these weren’t very flavorful but at the same time not bland. I added chia seeds as I didn’t have protein powder. I think I may add cranberries next time to give em abit more zing.
    (Choco peanut ones)

    1. Woo!! That makes me so happy to hear, Sherri. Thanks for coming back to leave a review and star rating. It means the world to me!

  125. Getting ready to make these and I started overthinking the servings. Does each one of the recipes above make 24 or 6, as in making all 4 variations would be 24?

    1. Hi, Agi! I haven’t tried it and I’m worried adding extra powder may make the protein balls dry and crumbly. You could try adding 2 T of cocoa powder and adding an extra splash of milk or you could try removing about 2 T of protein powder and adding 2 T of cocoa powder in its place. Let me know if you try this and how they come out!

  126. I just made the Peanut Butter Chocolate chip and they turned out fantastic. I warmed up the Peanut butter and honey first so it would mix well. I just ate four and had to stop. I’m tired of paying 22 bucks (CDN) for fifteen bars. These hold up well. I may blend in some ground flax on the next batch

    1. Yay! I’m so glad to hear these protein balls were a hit for you, Brent. Adding ground flax sounds good but keep in mind you may need to increase the liquid sweetener as they might end up too dry and crumbly. If that happens just start with 1/4 teaspoon (or even 1/8) so you don’t over do it! Let me know how they turn out with flax!

  127. This does not work. Every time I go to make the balls they fall apart rapidly. Nothing sticks. I tried adding a little more syrup and peanut butter, and still nothing works. Waste of time

    1. Oh no! I’m sorry to hear this recipe didn’t work for you, Preston. Did you change anything else about the recipe? One thing I can think of off the top of my head is that perhaps your peanut or almond butter was not drippy enough? You want the nut butter to really drip off of your spoon when you scoop it.

    1. Woo! Love to hear that, Johnny. Thanks for coming back to leave a review and star rating, I appreciate it so much!

  128. Oh, such a nice recipe, a classic in the healthy eating world. I never make energy balls, but I want to start and these will be on top of my list!

  129. 5 stars
    They were amazing. I ended up using agave instead of maple syrup/honey. Also used Lily’s dark chocolate chips to eliminate the sugar. Came out perfect!

    1. Woo! Love to hear that, Ssusa! Thank you so much for your review, I really appreciate it 🙂

  130. How long can these be frozen for? I want to start prepping for post-partum snacks but im still 4 months away 🙂

    1. Hi Kelly! They should keep well for at least 3-4 months if packaged correctly to avoid freezer burn.

  131. 5 stars
    Just tried out the recipe for myself. Did have to add some almond milk, but they came out nice. I may eat one of these as a pre workout snack for some energy.

    1. Woo! Glad to hear this recipe was a success for you, Joe. Thanks for sharing your review, I appreciate it 🙂

  132. 5 stars
    Just made these and they’re amazing!! Used agave instead of honey, and cocoa flavored protein powder. My dad has dementia and finding things he will eat that will give him nourishment can be difficult. So excited for him to try these!

    1. I’m so glad you like these, Lauren! I hope your dad does too. Thanks for sharing!

  133. The brand Kodiak makes oats with protein in them. I sub everything that calls for regular oats with the Kodiak oats. Every little bit of protein helps!! I’ll be making your recipe. Thanks for sharing!!

  134. I’m not a fan of protein powders. Do I need to use it and, if so, what would be a good substitute.
    Thanks 🙏 n advance

  135. Just a quick note . . . I too make my own protein bites. Just be aware that eating uncooked oats can cause bloating & gas. A good subsitute is qinoa flakes.

  136. 5 stars
    I made the chocolate peanut butter recipe and it was absolutely divine! Not only was the recipe simple but the finished product was giving what I needed to give. Thank you!
    I will be trying the other recipes

    1. Hi Aurelia, that makes me so happy to hear! I’m glad this recipe was a hit. Thank you for leaving a comment and review!

  137. Is the protein powder necessary? I don’t use it at all, so I’m wondering if something else could be substituted for it.

  138. Hey! I was wondering if you could use PB2 (or powdered peanut butter) in this recipe? Thanks in advance! 🙂

    1. Hi Krystal- I haven’t tried it, but if you used PB2 powder the protein balls would be too dry so you’d need to add some liquid like a splash of milk or water to help form them into ball shapes. If you’re wanting to use the PB2 in place of the protein powder and still keep the regular peanut butter that should work just fine! Let me know what you end up trying and how they turn out!

  139. 5 stars
    I’ve made the chocolate peanut butter ones multiple times. They are such a great, easy, and delicious snack! My husband and daughter love them too and always ask me to make them! I just made the tahini ones and enjoyed them as well! It was much easier to mix up the batter because the tahini is thinner than peanut butter. I also recently just tried the peanut butter ones with vanilla protein powder and they were also delicious!

    1. WOO! I love hearing that you and your family are enjoying this recipe, Tanya! That you for coming back and leaving your review + star rating, I so appreciate you being here.

  140. 5 stars
    VERY EASY TO FOLLOW AND IS SO GOOD FOR ALL OCCASIONS TO TAKE TO PARTYS!! THEY STAY MOIST TOO!!

    1. AH! I am so happy that you enjoyed this recipe, Ruthie! Thank you for your review + star rating, I really appreciate it!

  141. 5 stars
    Good with dates, golden raisins, dried cranberries too! Also good dipped in a melted dark chocolate coating. Very versatile!

    1. Hey Trina – You can use whey protein powder. I just prefer to use a plant-based protein powder!

      1. 5 stars
        I just made some of the choco peanut butter ones they taste awesome only one problem is the oats is very flaky when eaten straight away . Will they often after refrigeration? 😃

        1. Yes! They will definitely harden in the refrigerator. But, if you are having a tough time rolling them because they are too soft, you can but the mix in the freezer to get it to harden a bit or you can add a touch more protein powder. I’m so happy to hear you are loving this recipe, thank you for sharing your review + star rating. I really appreciate it!

  142. 4 stars
    Just made a batch of the chocolate peanut butter and they are quite delicious. My honey was crystallized and dry, so I added the oat milk as suggested. I used VEGA chocolate protein powder, which added more chocolate flavour.

    1. YUM! Love these! I am excited to hear that you are loving this recipe, Darcy. Thank you for sharing your review & star rating, it means so much to me!

  143. These look amazing! Curious, is there anything you can use instead of protein powder? I prefer not to use it. Thank you so much in advance!

    1. Excellent! So glad you are loving this recipe, Donna. Thank you for your review & star rating, I appreciate it!

    1. Yay! I also glad to hear that you and the family are loving this recipe, Jessica. Thank you for your review & star rating, I really appreciate it!

    1. Absolutely! I am excited to hear that you are enjoying these. Thank you for your review + star rating, I appreciate it!

  144. 5 stars
    I love that I can make these vegetarian or vegan because my daughter is vegetarian and likes honey/dairy. These are amazing! And perfect for teens for before school when they’re not super big on breakfast! Highly recommend!!!

    1. Yay! I am excited to hear that these are a hit, Tara. Thank you so much for coming back and sharing your review + star rating, it means so much to me!

  145. I have made these protein balls numerous times and have to say they are my families favourite. So full of flavour and healthy goodness. I’d like to know if I can substitute Almond flour for the rolled oats and if so could you give a recommended amount. Thank you so much for giving us much needed healthy recipes.

    1. Yay! I am so glad that you are loving this recipe and that they are a hit for your whole family. Unfortunately, I am not sure almond flour would work as a sub for rolled oats, I feel it would make them too dry. Thank you for your review + star rating, I appreciate it!

  146. 5 stars
    Used the recipe as a take for a raisin/peanut butter version. Just sort of eye balled the amounts. Wow! Turned out amazing. And healthy. Going to be a go-to-favorite. Ordered some protein powder, so I’ll do some experimenting. Thanks!!

    1. Ahh this is great, Rick. I am so glad you gave this recipe a try and enjoyed it. Thank you of much for coming back and sharing your review + star rating, I really appreciate it!

    1. Hi Tanya – I typically always use Nuzest protein powder. I have a blog posts that talks about all my favorites, here! Hope it is helpful.

  147. Hi I love the look of your recipes. Would it be possible for them to be in metric measurements as well please? Thank you. Helen.

    1. Hi Helen! Thank you for sharing, I will definitely look into ways to convert to metric measurements! Appreciate your feedback!

    1. YUM! Glad you’re loving this recipe, Sue. Thank you for sharing your review + star rating, it means so much to me!

    1. Hi Jennifer! Yes, I love Nuzest, Sunwarrior, Clean Simple Eats, and recently I’ve been enjoying Be Well by Kelly. You can also check out this post for more information.

  148. Would the texture be the same without protein powder? I am looking to make it for my toddler so was wondering if I do it without adding protein powder (not sure if kids can consume?!). Thanks!

  149. 5 stars
    I made the tahini chocolate chip version. I need to adjust the amount of vanilla protein powder next time. I use Bulletproof. Each scoop is 9 grams – since the recipe called for at least 50 grams, I put in four scoops. The vanilla flavor is very overwhelming! I’ll probably only do two next time. I’m looking forward to trying the other versions. Thank you!

    1. Brenda,
      I think she means 50-60 grams of powder, not protein. Two scoops of most protein powders would only have 36-40 grams of protein in it. Not sure but that’s how I read the recipe.
      Barb

      1. Hi! You will want to use 50-60 grams of protein, all protein powders vary per scoop of protein powder, so I typically give grams of protein instead of # of scoops. Hope that helps!

  150. Hi,

    The recipe instructions say to refrigerate the protein balls. Do you think they could be made ahead for traveling and not be refrigerated?

    1. Hi! I would refrigerate the balls to allow them to set. They should be fine for traveling, but will be a little softer and might fall apart when you go to eat them. Hope you love these!

  151. 4 stars
    I just made the chocolate peanut butter one (two of my favorite guilty pleasures) and it was good, very rich though as after eating just one was enough to not only satisfy my sweet (and salty) tooth but also fill me up. I used Slimfast as it’s the only one that comes in a container small enough to fit my small counter in my small apartment. After they are gone I will try the oatmeal raisin one next.

    1. Yay! I am so glad you are enjoying the chocolate peanut butter energy balls, Suzy! I hope you love these too! Thanks so much for your review + star rating, I really appreciate it!

  152. Hi i was wondering how you made your nutrition label im doing a scool project and i chose to modifi your recipe and was wondering if you could help?