Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Healthy quick easy snack for on the go or relaxing with a cuppa…

These yummy peanut butter protein balls are gluten-free, vegan, whole grain and dairy-free. You can adapt to your taste.  I like to use sugar free carob chips instead of the chocolate chips  to make them even healthier. They also freeze great –  as I only have one a day I like the batch to last a long time.

Prep Time: 10 min. Cook Time: 0 min. Ready in: 10 min

Yield: 24 1″ balls


1 cup (256 grams) natural peanut butter (the kind with just peanuts and salt)

1/4 cup (80 grams) honey or 1/4 cup brown rice syrup for a vegan version

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups (135 grams) rolled oats (use gluten-free oats, if needed)

1/2 cup (42 grams) unsweetened shredded coconut

pinch of salt

1/3 cup (57 grams) mini chocolate chips (use vegan chocolate chips, if needed)

2-4 teaspoons water or additional vanilla extract


In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the peanut butter, brown rice syrup or honey and vanilla extract.

Stir in the oats, coconut and salt until well combined and then add the chocolate chips. If the mixture doesn’t hold together well when pinched together, add the additional water or vanilla, a teaspoon at a time until the mixture holds together well when pinched.

Form 1” balls by pressing about 1 tablespoon of the mixture together

Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or refrigerate for 1 week

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