Chocolate Protein Balls

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Brilliant recipe, made these 4 times in the last two months and we can’t get enough of them. Varied the recipe each time by using ground flaxseed, tiny chunks of 75% dark chocolate, manuka honey, almond butter mixed with peanut butter. Each variation has tasted delicious.

Best snack for when you’re craving something sweet. I always have these on hand in my fridge and one is just enough! I usually let the dough set up in the fridge for a couple hours and let it sit on the counter for about 10 minutes before rolling the balls. I spray my hands with a little cooking spray to avoid sticky fingers.

My family loved these! I made a surprise energy version by adding a chocolate covered espresso bean in the middle of the ball. I also used vanilla protein instead of chocolate and added white chocolate chips, dried berries and mini chocolate chips. These were great and did not last long. Thanks for the recipe!

I’ve made these a ton of times. I use flax seeds instead of chia seeds. I have never used protein powder because I don’t believe in that, but I do use semi sweet chocolate. But what I do is mix all the ingredients over heat. Mix everything until the chocolate has melted. Seems easier to handle and mixes everything together. Always turns out delicious.

Really good but I did not gave chocalte chips so I use extra scoop of the whey protein and added some brown sugar and extra honey. One thing to make the calls easier is you need to refrigerate first and then use an ice cream scoop to help shape them.

Love this recipe! I usually double it or triple it and freeze the extra. I pop a couple in a Ziploc bag for the kids to take as a snack for school. I do make a couple changes…

I use flax meal rather than flax seed and instead of protein powder, I use peanut butter powder. I also recommend warming the honey and peanut butter to make mixing everything together easier but then you’ll want to pop the mixture into the fridge for 30 minutes or so to get it to cool down and firm up before adding the chocolate chips and forming into balls.


1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup chopped dark chocolate
2 tablespoons flax seeds
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 tablespoon chocolate-flavored protein powder, or to taste.


Stir oats, peanut butter, honey, chocolate, flax seeds, chia seeds, and protein powder together in a bowl until evenly mixed. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Scoop chilled mixture into balls. Keep cold until serving.