Peanut Butter & Jelly Protein Bites

Easy no bake peanut butter and jelly protein bites made with peanut butter, dried strawberries, oats and chocolate chips. 80 calories and 4 grams of protein each!

Protein powder can give some recipes an off flavor, but not in this one! These peanut butter and jelly protein balls are so delicious! I made four batches in the past week to make sure the recipe is spot on and no one’s mad about it!

Bowl of peanut butter and jelly protein bites made with oats, dried strawberries, and chocolate chips.

These little bites contain a good amount of protein, taste delicious and work great for breakfast, an afternoon treat or as a pre or post-workout snack. I’ve been eating them for all of the above. They also take almost no time to make – I like to make a batch while doing my food prep on Sunday so I have a portable snack for the rest of the week.

Bowl of peanut butter and jelly protein balls made with chocolate chips.

Ingredients in Peanut Butter Protein Balls

  • old fashioned oats
  • vanilla protein powder
  • creamy peanut butter – You can definitely swap in a different seed or nut butter here.
  • unsweetened apple sauce
  • organic freeze-dried strawberries – I hadn’t done much baking or cooking with freeze-dried fruit before but I loved the berry flavor and crunchy texture of these freeze-dried strawberries! Bonus points for having less sugar than most regular dried fruit.
  • honey or maple syrup
  • mini chocolate chips – I love the EnjoyLife dark chocolate chips which are dairy-free.

Hand holding a peanut butter and jelly protein ball.

Making and Storing Protein Balls

No kitchen equipment is needed for these balls! Just a couple bowls and some arm strength. 😉 Mix the oats, protein powder, strawberries and chocolate chips together in a small bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the peanut butter, applesauce and honey/maple syrup. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir well. This mix may be a little crumbly at first but don’t give up! I like to use my hands to knead and mix the dough. If it’s too crumbly, you can add an extra tablespoon of applesauce. Once all of the ingredients are well combined, form the dough into one inch balls.

To store, place in an airtight container and keep in the fridge or freezer. If you don’t plan on eating them over the week, I recommend storing in the freezer! I actually love storing my energy bites in the freezer… something about the texture is so yummy!

Glass mixing bowl with ingredients for peanut butter and jelly protein bites including apple sauce, oats, protein powder, peanut butter, and honey.

More No Bake Energy Ball Recipes to Try:

Bowl full of peanut butter and jelly protein bites with chocolate chips.

If you make these peanut butter and jelly protein bites, please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting me know how they turned out. Your feedback is so helpful for the EBF team and other EBF readers.

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Hand holding a peanut butter and jelly protein ball.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Balls


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 18

Description

Easy no bake peanut butter and jelly protein bites made with peanut butter, dried strawberries, oats and chocolate chips. 80 calories and 4 grams of protein each!


Ingredients

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 scoops of organic vanilla protein powder
  • heaping 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce + 12 Tablespoons more, if needed
  • 1/2 cup organic freeze-dried strawberries
  • 2 Tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Place oats, protein powder, freeze-dried strawberries and chocolate chips into a small bowl and stir to combine.
  2. In a separate bowl mix together the peanut butter, applesauce and honey/maple syrup. Pour the wet peanut butter mixture over the dry mixture and stir well. Combining this mixture will take a little stirring power and it may seem a little crumbly at first. I used my hands to knead the dough near the end and that seems to help. If it’s too crumbly, you can add an extra tablespoon of applesauce to moisten it.
  3. Once combined, start forming the dough into one inch balls.
  4. Store in a covered container in the fridge or freezer.

  • Category: Snack
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bite
  • Calories: 80
  • Sugar: 3
  • Fat: 4
  • Carbohydrates: 8
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 4

Keywords: peanut butter and jelly protein bites

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    165 comments
    1. Matt Robinson
      June 17, 2020 AT 12:41 am

      These little bites are so perfect for my boys!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 17, 2020 AT 5:31 pm

        Ahh I’m so glad!!

    2. Paige Cassandra Flamm
      February 15, 2020 AT 1:04 am

      These look amazing! I totally need to make a bunch of these for the upcoming week!

      Paige
      http://thehappyflammily.com

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 16, 2020 AT 8:41 pm

        Yes!! They’re so good!!

    3. CHERYLL WOODS-FLOWERS
      February 14, 2020 AT 8:18 am

      How many grams of saturated fat?

    4. Cathy
      March 31, 2014 AT 2:53 pm

      Wow!!! I love these no bake bites and I love that applesauce became a part of the bite. It made them creamy and lowered my PP (I’m a WW leader and often these bites are too high for me to justify the point values all of the time for such a tiny bite). LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!! I will definitely be making these very, very soon!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 31, 2014 AT 3:12 pm

        Awesome, Cathy. I hope you love them.

    5. Ellen
      March 3, 2014 AT 2:30 pm

      These look yummy and a great easy snack to travel with!

    6. Cathy
      March 1, 2014 AT 12:31 pm

      I’m assuming the giveaway is closed, but I love greek yogurt with powdered pb.

    7. roselyn page
      February 28, 2014 AT 4:43 pm

      Protein smoothies, with PB of course

    8. Megan (The Lyons’ Share)
      February 28, 2014 AT 10:59 am

      I love Greek yogurt or a green smoothie, but these look easy and convenient (and delicious!)

    9. Stacy
      February 28, 2014 AT 10:08 am

      My favorite protein snack is definitely protein smoothies! So many different combos to be made. I am usually a fan of anything with some greens, banana, and a nut butter!

    10. Carolyn
      February 28, 2014 AT 9:16 am

      Greek yogurt!

    11. HilLesha
      February 28, 2014 AT 12:25 am

      I love Beanitos. 🙂

    12. Kira – The Healthable Old Soul
      February 28, 2014 AT 12:05 am

      My favorite protein packed snack is cottage cheese with peaches, cinnamon, goji berries, and muesli all piled up!

    13. Carissa
      February 27, 2014 AT 4:19 pm

      Anything with peanut butter or almond butter is a winner for me!

    14. Garage Gyms
      February 27, 2014 AT 3:36 pm

      Ya this recipe is saved. I love anything peanut butter. Apples too! yay cool recipe, thanks

    15. shani
      February 27, 2014 AT 1:37 pm

      i like to go with plain nuts

    16. Liz
      February 27, 2014 AT 1:15 pm

      I make these awesome protein brownies with, basically, just cocoa powder and protein powder, using stevia as my sweetener, and they TOTALLY hit the spot.

    17. Heather
      February 27, 2014 AT 12:09 am

      i love protein smoothie bowls topped with a little cereal or granola!

    18. Shannon
      February 26, 2014 AT 10:36 pm

      I love pb and apples or yogurt and berries! yum 🙂

    19. karina
      February 26, 2014 AT 9:03 pm

      Plain greek yogurt with honey!

    20. May
      February 26, 2014 AT 6:28 pm

      My favorite protein snack is greek yogurt with melons and nuts!

    21. Leanne
      February 26, 2014 AT 2:59 pm

      My favorite protein packed snack is something fairly similar to these – the TIU/Tenley Peanut Butter Bites. Super easy, yummy, and packed with protein!!

    22. Solducky
      February 26, 2014 AT 2:59 pm

      We like to make peanut butter “cake” using peanut butter, honey, baking soda, and eggs. It bakes into a nice treat. Sometimes we add enjoy life chocolate chips too.

    23. Jenna
      February 26, 2014 AT 2:29 pm

      Yum! I love Santa Cruz products. My favorite protein filled snack would be apples with peanut butter, or plain yogurt with a dollop of peanut butter and fruit!

    24. Sydney
      February 26, 2014 AT 12:53 pm

      Those look great! I love PB but for straight protein I usually do tuna or eggs.

    25. april
      February 26, 2014 AT 12:51 pm

      greek yogurt or almonds! =)

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