Protein Energy Balls
Protein Energy Balls

Protein energy balls have to be one of my favorite indulgences for a snack, a dessert or even an on the go treat. Not to mention they are a healthy option packed with protein for my family to eat guilt-free. When I make them, they seem to go pretty fast as everyone in the house loves these little treats. I personally was hooked when I first tried one, it became an obsession and I loved how easy they were to make and eat too!

One of the greatest thing about this recipe is that you can customize it to your own dietary needs and desires. Sometimes I will substitute peanut butter for almond butter, or add chia seeds into the mix. There is also a vegan version of this, if you would like to swap out ingredients for vegan or gluten friendly options, you may do that as well. Lets’ get started with what you will need.

Prep Time: 10 min ·Cook Time: 0 min ·Ready in: 10 min Yield: 24 1″ balls Ingredients


  • 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
  • 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 (optional)
  • 1/3 cup (57 grams) chocolate chips (or use vegan chocolate chips, if needed)


1. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the peanut butter and honey.

2. Next stir in the oats, shredded coconut and salt until well combined and then add the chocolate chips. If the mixture doesn’t hold together well when pinched together, add a little more honey and or peanut butter.

3. Once the mixture is fully worked into the oats, get a spoon full and begin to roll into a 1 inch ball. Place the protein energy ball on a baking sheet or in a container to be sealed for freshness.

4. Place in the fridge or enjoy as soon as you finish making them!


  1. Boss Babe Chronicles
    August 15, 2019 / 12:00 pm

    This sounds delicious! I’m looking for healthy snacks to take to work so this is perfect! Thank you for sharing.

  2. August 15, 2019 / 3:33 am

    Looks good ! I will definitely give it a try, it looks easy to make!


  3. August 14, 2019 / 10:01 pm

    These sounds awesome! And super easy 🙂 Thanks for sharing this with us.

  4. August 14, 2019 / 2:56 pm

    I love gluten free vegan protein bars and balls but I’ve never tried making them! As a coeliac my diet is quite restrictive but these would be great!

  5. August 14, 2019 / 11:01 am

    I have seen these before and was always curious if they tasted good. Will have to try this.

    • August 14, 2019 / 11:18 am

      You should try them! They are quiet easy and quick to make, I’m sure they won’t disappoint if anything they are more likely disappear quickly!

  6. August 14, 2019 / 10:27 am

    I will definitely try it out, I have never heard of it before but I love food adventures.

    • August 14, 2019 / 11:17 am

      That sounds good! I am going to put a disclaimer- they are addicting! Lol enjoy!

  7. fluxingwell
    August 14, 2019 / 10:13 am

    Mmmm, these look delicious and easy. I like the way you can customize them. I’d leave out the shredded coconut and leave everything else as is. Can’t wait to try these!

    • August 14, 2019 / 11:16 am

      Thank you! Yes that’s also sounds wonderful! You will have to let me know how they turn out!

  8. August 14, 2019 / 10:01 am

    These look phenomenal! Really! SO much so that I would probably eat like 20 of them in a god! LOL!

    • August 14, 2019 / 11:15 am

      Lol! I personally am guilty about eating 3-4 in one sitting they are soo good!! My family loves them as well. I also brought some into work and they are a hit amongst some of my colleagues.

  9. August 14, 2019 / 9:43 am

    Lovely! But i am to make this i would have to opt for the real chocolate since it a healthy snack.

    • August 14, 2019 / 11:13 am

      Thank you. I use real chocolate- it’s dark chocolate so there are more antioxidants and health benefits with it. You can use milk chocolate if you like for this as well! What ever you prefer. Enjoy!

  10. August 14, 2019 / 9:11 am

    These sounds so yummy and easy! Will definitely be saving this to try very soon!! 😍

  11. August 13, 2019 / 9:31 am

    Yum!! Will definitely be making these.. thanks so much for sharing the recipe! 🙂

  12. August 13, 2019 / 1:04 am

    This protein energy ball looks healthy food. I like your recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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