Peanut Butter Protein Balls

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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. 

I am a snacker through and through. I like to have vegetables precut and in the fridge so when I have a hankering for something I make a healthy choice. These peanut butter protein balls are great for the same reason. Plus, they totally taste like dessert. 

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Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Protein balls are all the rage and for good reason. You can make a double batch in no time flat. They store well, freeze well, and my whole family loves them as a treat or snack.

Peanut butter protein balls are full of healthy ingredients. Anything with peanut butter has my heart! These are also loaded with protein, honey, and you can add chocolate chips for a truly tasty combination.

I love when recipes are simple enough that my kids can make them. Peanut butter protein balls are great for kids to create. Simply mix all of the ingredients together and form into balls. Easy peasy.

top view of peanut butter protein balls in a bowl surrounded by the ingredients for the protein balls

Can I substitute peanut butter due to food allergies?

Yes, I have only tried making these with sun butter but they turned out just as yummy! I think almond butter or cashew butter would work great too.

How long do peanut butter protein balls stay fresh for?

Protein balls stay fresh in the fridge for about a week and in the freezer for up to 3 months when properly stored. I love making a double batch-some to eat now and the rest to save for later. 

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Do I need to add protein to the peanut butter balls?

I love adding protein because it’s an easy way to get more protein in my diet, but if you don’t have any on hand you can omit the protein powder. I’ve been using the whole food organic vegan protein from Simple Green Smoothies lately and I’m loving it.

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5 from 2 votes

Peanut Butter Protein Balls

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. 
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 14 balls


  • 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


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


Serving: 1 ball, Calories: 158kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 124mg, Potassium: 134mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 5IU, Vitamin C: 0.03mg, Calcium: 18mg, Iron: 1mg
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Peanut butter protein balls are such great snack. They are full of healthy ingredients, easy to make, and taste delicious. I can’t wait for you to try them. Once you make your first batch, there is no turning back.

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