Recipe

Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Recipe Information

Total Time: 

1 hour 15 minutes; 15 minutes active

Servings: 

28

Busy schedule? You can make these easy snack balls and take them with you wherever you go or enjoy them at home. They’re perfect for that mid-afternoon craving, and they won’t ruin your appetite for dinner!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons flax seed
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • 3/4 cup natural peanut butter, unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup mini-chocolate chips

Preparation

  1. In a large bowl, combine the chia seeds, flax seeds and almond milk and stir. Let stand until thick, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the peanut butter, honey and salt to the seed mixture in the bowl and stir thoroughly. Add the oats and chocolate chips and stir to mix.
  3. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Scoop level tablespoons of the mixture and roll each into a ball, then place on the prepared pan. Refrigerate until firm, about an hour.
  4. Transfer to airtight containers and refrigerate for up to 1 week. Can also be frozen for up to 4 months. Thaw in refrigerator for 1 hour or at room temperature for 10 minutes before eating.

Tips and Notes

You can substitute any type of plant-based or dairy milk for almond milk. You can also use dried fruit instead of chocolate chips.

Nutritional Information

80 calories, 4.5 g. fat, 0 mg. cholesterol, 50 mg. sodium, 11 g. carbohydrate, 1 g. fiber, 2 g. protein