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Peanut Butter Protein Balls

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 15 min
  • Yield: 14 balls 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Peanut Butter Protein Balls are my dream snack. They are quick to make, delicious, and a healthy treat to have on hand to munch on. 



  • 1 cup runny natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup protein powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional


  1. In a medium mixing bowl add all of the ingredients and stir well to combine.
  2. The mixture should be thick like cookie dough.
  3. Place the mixture in the fridge for 10 minutes. 
  4. Remove from the fridge. Working with about a tablespoon of dough, roll into a ball. Repeat with remaining dough to make about 14 balls.
  5. Enjoy! Keep extras in the fridge.


  • I used Simple Green Smoothies protein powder (you can’t beat a three ingredient protein powder and it’s all plant based which is easier on my stomach). You can use what you like or have on hand, a vanilla protein powder might be good here. If you are using something like collagen peptides, you might need to add a few more tablespoons to help it thicken up.
  • Feel free to use old fashioned oats or even oat flour in this recipe. 
  • You can adjust the honey to your liking.
  • If the mixture is too dry, try adding water, a tablespoon at a time, until it comes together.
  • If the mixture is too wet, try adding more oats and/or more protein powder, a tablespoon at a time, until the mixture comes together.
  • You can add other things if you’d like like mini chocolate chips, coconut, or chia seeds. You can add a few tablespoons of these with no issues.
  • Category: snack
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: American
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 14 SERVING SIZE: 1 ball
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180.6 Fat: 13.2g Cholesterol: 34.9mg Sodium: 24mg Carbohydrates: 8.9g Sugars: 5g Protein: 6.7g Vitamin A: 110.9µg Vitamin C: 0mg

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