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A bowl of tahini chocolate chip protein balls.
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Tahini Chocolate Chip Protein Balls

These tahini chocolate chip protein balls are the perfect portable snack option to meal prep for the week. They require only 5 ingredients and one bowl! Nut-free, dairy-free + gluten-free.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tahini chocolate chip protein ball
Servings: 24 balls



  • Place oats, tahini, honey, protein powder and chocolate chips in a large bowl and stir to combine.
    Ingredients in a bowl.
  • 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.
    Ingredients mixed together.
  • Once combined, use a small cookie scoop to scoop and form the dough into balls.
    Scooping protein balls.
  • Store in a covered container in the fridge or freezer.


  • Honey: Maple syrup will work great as a substitute for honey.
  • Tahini: If you're looking to swap the tahini with another nut or seed butter, try one of these other recipes instead: chocolate peanut butter protein balls, almond joy protein balls or sunbutter energy balls.
  • Protein powder: I prefer vanilla protein powder as it pairs nicely with the tahini and chocolate chips, but feel free to use your favorite brand and flavor of protein powder for this recipe!
  • Chocolate chips: You could always skip the chocolate chips and add a different mix-in. Some great examples include: dried cranberries, raisins, shredded coconut, crushed nuts, cacao nibs, chia seeds or ground flax seeds.


Serving: 1ball | Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g