Chocolate and Vanilla Protein Balls

We all know there are tons of different protein ball recipes out there (and plenty of ball jokes to go with them!), but these recipes I’ve got today are truly out of this world! Not only are they super tasty, but they’re also full of some really great stuff.

I found a recipe in a recent Oxygen magazine for Peanut Butter Protein Balls and I actually had all of the ingredients on hand, so I whipped up a batch. I made a few minor adjustments to the recipe and this is what I came up with.

Chocolately Peanut Butter Protein Balls (Makes approximately 15-18 balls)

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 scoop cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup flax seed meal
  • splash of vanilla

1. Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.

2. Take a spoon and scoop out a small amount of dough. Roll it between your hands to form a ball.

3. Repeat step two until you have used up all of the dough.

4. Eat one of the balls because they are absolutely delicious!

5. Place balls into a sealed container and refrigerate until you plan to eat them.

The extra chocolate flavor from the cocoa powder really adds some extra oomph! And I cut the amount of honey by a little bit from the original recipe because my protein powder is sweetened with xylitol and I didn’t want them to be overly sweet.

After enjoying this recipe for a few weeks, I was thinking the other day how great it would be to make a vanilla version. I had already planned on making some cashew butter, so I decided that would be the best base for my vanilla balls.

Vanilla Protein Balls (Makes approximately 15-18 balls)

  • 1/2 cup cashew butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4 cup flax seed meal
  • splash of vanilla

1. Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.

2. Take a spoon and scoop out a small amount of dough. Roll it between your hands to form a ball.

3. Repeat step two until you have used up all of the dough.

4. Eat one of the balls because they are absolutely delicious!

5. Place balls into a sealed container and refrigerate until you plan to eat them.

This recipe is truly addictive. I just made these last night and have almost eaten half the batch! I was thinking that if I added some sprinkles, it would taste like Funfetti cake!! I’ll try that for the next batch and let you know :)

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6 responses »

  1. Mmmmm! These sound delicious and nutritious!

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  2. Is there a version of these protein balls that doesn’t include Peanut Butter? Jess and I are looking for good, healthy snacks for Ally and I thought of these but we’re not ready to introduce PB in case there’s an allergy.

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  3. Love this idea… so simple! The only ingredient I don’t have is protein powder. I always think about picking some up since it’s used in so many recipes around the blog world, but the price always sways me!

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  4. love little bite-size goodies like these YUM

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