Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Kristen O'Dell MS, RD, CDCES
Indulge in a nutritious and satisfying snack with these Peanut Butter Protein Balls. Packed with wholesome ingredients like smooth, all-natural peanut butter, vanilla protein powder, rolled oats, and chia seeds, these protein-packed treats are perfect for a quick energy boost or post-workout refuel. Sweetened with honey and dotted with mini dark chocolate chips, each bite delivers a delicious balance of flavors. Plus, with a simple preparation that requires no baking, you can whip up a batch of these protein balls in just 16 minutes. Enjoy a guilt-free snack that's both delicious and nourishing!
Prep Time 16 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Course Snack
Servings 20 protein balls
Calories 116 kcal


  • 1 c. smooth, all-natural peanut butter
  • 1/3 c. vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 c. rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 c. mini dark chocolate chips
  • 1-4 tsp water


  • In a bowl, place peanut butter, protein powder, oats, chia seeds, honey, and mini chocolate chips.
  • Mix together.
  • Begin to add water by the teaspoon.*
    *The quantity of water added varies based on the consistency of the peanut butter. This water not only moistens the mixture to maintain the ball's shape but also imparts a smoother texture, reducing any chalkiness.
  • Use a 1 tbsp cookie scoop to scoop dough into your hands and roll into a ball


Storage: These protein balls can be stored in the fridge for 2 weeks or in the freezer for 4 months.
Kid Friendly Tip: Add a tablespoon of nonpareil sprinkles to add some fun color and an additional carb per protein ball.


Serving: 1 ballCalories: 116kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 5gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 50mgPotassium: 32mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gCalcium: 27mgIron: 3mg
Keyword peanut butter, protein