This chocolate peanut butter protein ball recipe is the perfect healthy snack or post-workout fuel. Make this no-bake recipe now!
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Based off of my healthy homemade peanut butter cookie dough protein bars, these no-bake chocolate peanut butter protein balls have a light chocolate flavor that is just SO good — especially straight out of the freezer.
As a 90’s child, one of my favorite breakfast cereals growing up was Reese’s Puffs Cereal (anyone else remember those commercials? “Reeses, for breakfast?!”).
And that cereal is exactly what the flavor of these chocolate protein balls reminds me of.
Of course, the chocolate flavor will largely depend on the brand of protein powder you use (brand rec’s listed later in the post).
Still, if you love chocolate and peanut butter, and you’re looking for a healthy post-workout or mid-afternoon snack, look no further than this easy no-bake chocolate peanut butter protein ball recipe!
When it comes to whey protein, Naked Whey is my go-to brand as their powders contain minimal, high-quality ingredients.
Plus, when tested by independent organizations, Nake Whey scores high for being free (or very low) in contaminants, like heavy metals.
I also like that the chocolate flavor isn’t overly sweet and is a more mild chocolate – think Cocoa Pebbles rather than Count Chocula.
However, if you’re vegan or just prefer a plant-based powder, other brands I recommend include:
While these no-bake balls are easy to make, they do require a food processor.
Other than that, all you need is a small microwave-safe bowl, a large mixing bowl, and a glass baking dish or a cookie sheet. Here’s how you make them:
These chocolate homemade protein balls will keep for about 2 weeks in the fridge and up to 4 months in the freezer. Although, I find they taste best the first month of being frozen.
Store chocolate protein bites in an airtight container either in the fridge or freezer. I prefer them in the freezer as I like the texture to be a bit harder. However, if you prefer a soft texture, keep them in the fridge.
If you do plan on taking these protein bites on the go, you’ll want to store them in the freezer beforehand so that they don’t melt too much.
To make these vegan, simply use a plant-based chocolate protein powder and use vegan mini chocolate chips, like Enjoy Life.
Yes, sunflower butter can be used instead. Just note that the flavor will be more chocolate-forward. You could also try tahini, but I’m not sure what the flavor will be like.
If you tried this no-bake chocolate peanut butter protein ball recipe or any other recipe on the blog let me know how you liked it by leaving a comment/rating below!
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Yum!! These were super easy to make and were absolutely delicious!! They were the perfect afternoon snack for me and my kids!
So glad you and your family enjoyed the recipe Anjali 🙂
Can’t imagine anything I’d rather have for a snack! So delicious.
I totally agree 😉 Thanks Emmeline!
These are so good! Perfect afternoon pick-me up!
So glad you liked them Sandra!
Thanks for this great idea! I’ve been looking for the perfect post-workout snack and I’ve finally found it
Woo! Love when that happens 😉 Thanks Abi!
I totally have a weakness for sweets. This is a great way to enjoy them while still staying on track with my diet.
I’m with you – I always need a little something sweet during the day. So glad you liked the recipe Matt!
These are so simple to make, and make for such a wonderful healthy sweet treat! Great to have on hand!
I’m so glad you liked them! Thanks Alexandra 🙂