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5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Protein Balls

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No bake Peanut Butter Protein balls are the perfect on-the-go snack!  With only 5 ingredients they are quick and easy to make and they’ll become a family favorite!

Peanut butter balls on a black plate with a bowl of pb, a napkin and another plate with 2 pb balls I love a quick and easy snack that is full of wholesome ingredients.

What I love even more?  When my kids love it, too!

Protein balls are a favorite snack at our house.

You may have also heard of energy balls.  Protein balls and energy balls are essentially the same thing.

You can make all kinds of energy balls, including another favorite of mine, Oatmeal Raisin Protein Balls.

Overhead view of a food processor with oats, flax, chia, honey and pbHow do you make peanut butter protein balls?

I make them a few ways but I think I finally perfected my recipe!

I don’t love oats, but if they are ground up I don’t mind them… which is exactly what I did for this recipe.  I combined all the ingredients and put them in a food processor until it became a thick mixture of peanut buttery goodness!

5 ingredients mixed in a food processor, overhead shotThe trick is to scrape the sides with a spatula as you mix it up so it will all combine well.

Also, when you make it this way they don’t have to refrigerate before forming the balls which is my favorite part because I can have these made up in less than 20 minutes!

Can you freeze energy balls?

Sure!  In fact, if they become too much of a temptation freezing them is a great way to eat them in moderation.

Freezing them is also a great way to meal prep snacks ahead of time.

*This recipe can be doubled or tripled if you want to make more than 18.

Why do I love protein balls?A woman grabbing a pb ball off a black plate with a cup of pb in the background

  1. They are a quick and easy snack
  2. My entire family loves them (Mom WIN!)
  3. I always make mine with peanut butter… does this need an explanation??? πŸ˜‰
  4. They are a balanced snack containing protein, carbs and fat which means one or two is sufficient to satisfy my hunger.

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a plate of peanut butter protein balls on a black plate

Peanut Butter Protein Balls

These no bake Peanut Butter Protein balls are the perfect on-the-go snack!  With only 5 ingredients they are quick and easy to make and they'll become a family favorite!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 18 balls
Calories 99 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup oatmeal (I used quick oats)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp chia seeds

Instructions
 

  • Place all ingredients in a food processor and combine until mixed.  You may need to scrape the sides of the bowl to ensure everything gets mixed together well.
  • Using a tablespoon, divide into approximately 18 servings and refrigerate.
  • Store protein balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories: 99kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 3gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 50mgPotassium: 99mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gCalcium: 13mgIron: 0.5mg
Keyword chia seeds, flax seed, peanut butter, protein balls
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Photography by Jennifer Draper

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10 Comments

  1. Hi
    Love your recipes! My fave is the breakfast casserole.
    Obviously the flax seed and chia seeds are protein but if i cant find the chia does it really taste different? Are these two ingredients flavorful or just change the consistency while adding more protein?

    1. If you don’t add the chia I don’t think you’ll notice a big difference, but I wouldn’t skip the flax seed. πŸ™‚
      So glad you enjoy my recipes!

  2. 5 stars
    Thanks for the lovely recipe. My son already loves them and I just made the first batch. I was out of regular peanut butter so I used PB2. It didn’t disappoint. πŸ™‚

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