Tahini Chocolate Chip Protein Balls


If you aren’t enjoying tahini on a regular basis, you’re missing out. These tahini chocolate chip protein balls are perfect if you have a nut allergy or just want to try a new flavor combination.

Hand holding a tahini chocolate chip protein ball.

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Tahini Chocolate Chip Protein Balls

4 from 23 votes
If you aren’t enjoying tahini on a regular basis, you’re missing out. These tahini chocolate chip protein balls are perfect if you have a nut allergy or just want to try a new flavor combination. 
Hand holding tahini chocolate chip energy bite.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 balls


  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 scoops, 64 grams vanilla protein powder
  • 2 Tablespoons mini chocolate chips


  • 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.


Serving: 1ball Calories: 104kcal Carbohydrates: 10g Protein: 5g Fat: 5g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 3g
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tahini chocolate chip protein ball


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    1. Mary
      June 27, 2022 AT 2:01 pm

      Hi! Can you substitute honey for monk fruit?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 28, 2022 AT 12:37 pm

        Hi Mary – I haven’t tried replacing the honey with monk fruit sweetener, but it should work! Let me know if you try it and how it goes.

    2. Shannon
      February 3, 2022 AT 8:58 pm

      5 stars
      Hi! Who knew tahini could be so good! Can you please provide the measurement of your ‘small cookie scoop’? I’d like to know, as you provided nutrition info, but no specific measurement for a ‘ball’. Thanks!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 4, 2022 AT 10:31 am

        Hi, Shannon! I’m so glad you’re loving these cookies. Thanks for coming to leave a review and star rating, it means the world to me! A typical small cookie scoop is about 2 teaspoons. I hope that helps!

    3. Steph
      January 14, 2022 AT 7:46 pm

      5 stars
      My first time making protein balls. I really, really like these! Never thought of tahini and had a jar in the fridge. Was a little dry, so added some water. Made a couple substitutes based on what was in the cupboards: chocolate protein powder instead of vanilla. Didn’t have chocolate chips, so I added finely chopped dates, and mixed chia seeds in for half. These are going to be a game changer for workday snacks!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 17, 2022 AT 12:39 pm

        Yay!! Love to hear these protein balls were a hit, Steph. So glad these substitutions worked out for you as well. Thanks for the review!

    4. Sarah
      August 14, 2021 AT 1:05 pm

      3 stars
      I have tried your other power ball recipes and this one came out very dry. So I didn’t waste the ingredients I added an additional cup of peanut butter to make them better. I’ll go back to your chocolate peanut butter ones which are STELLAR!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 18, 2021 AT 8:17 pm

        So glad you were able to make this recipe work! You can always add a splash of milk if they turn out too dry in the future. 🙂

    5. Ashley
      August 2, 2021 AT 10:49 am

      5 stars
      So excited to find this recipe! Tahini is a fun twist on my favorite almond butter recipe!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 2, 2021 AT 8:44 pm

        It’s so good!! Let me know if you try it and what you think. 🙂

Parchment paper lined with protein balls.


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