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I am always looking for snacks high in protein. You can only eat almonds and string cheese for so long without getting bored. Am I right? I have seen a lot of protein ball recipes floating around Pinterest but have never found one I just loved. They always had weird stuff in them or just looked gross. Sorry ball makers!!!
So I decided to mix it up and make my own. I combined a few of my favorite ingredients from different recipes and voilà…yummy Protein Balls that I could eat all day long!!
Don’t they look delicious?? I may or may not have eaten four of them right after making them!!
My recipe is below but don’t be afraid to modify it if you want! I thought I had some flax seeds but I am out or I would have out those in as well. You could also put chia seeds, any kind of nuts, mini chocolate chips instead of regular (I found some regular size on clearance at Target so that’s just what I used), anything you want!
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/3 cup honey
- 2/3 cup coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 2 tsp vanilla
- Mix all ingredients up in a mixing bowl until well blended.
- Chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Roll into balls.
- Keep in refrigerator at all times.
Micah @ Unabashedly Me says
These look delicious. And so easy. How long do you think they’ll keep in the refrigerator?
I like this recipe! I have everything on hand to make it!
Andrea B. says
These do look super simple. I’d probably drop the coconut, only because my daughter isn’t a fan. But I do want to try some soon and this might be the perfect recipe to give a shot!
Susan Mahlburg says
I’ve been looking for higher-protein snack ideas to help while I’m nursing our new addition :) These sound like they’d be yummy and do the trick!
Ha- I’m with ya’, string cheese is now on my most undesired list, a gal can only take so much!!!! :)
Amy Albers says
Looks delicious and easy! I’m bad about grabbing unhealthy things on the go; these would be much better!
Those look great! I so something similar but add protein powder to up the protein a bit more.
I will have to make these! They look nommys!
We’ve been enjoying these ourselves the past couple of days..I’m going to need to make more. :)
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I definitely do not get enough protein in my diet, so these sound awesome! Yay, I can’t wait to try these.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
Those sound amazing! I’ve been looking for something healthy that I can take with me when I’m out and about.
Yeah they DO look delicious! I have been looking for something like theist eat when I am exercising!
I love these! I make them all the time and keep them in my fridge. My kids love them and I’m actually eating one right now!
Jamie @ Coffee With Us 3 says
I’ve made some similar to this. Honestly, I wasn’t sure if my kids would like them. But they love them! My son calls them the muffin man, and we can’t figure out why, but it’s hilarious!
I keep seeing recipes for protein balls, but have yet to actually try a recipe. I need to! These look super tasty and super handy!
Miles L. says
These protein balls would be perfect for people who want to increase their muscle mass. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
I totally want to make these. I agree… I love nuts for a while then I just cant for a minute. Thanks for sharing.
Annemarie LeBlanc says
I have all the ingredients at hand right now except for the coconut flakes. I will have to remember to get some on my way home from work. These protein balls looks so delicious!
They look so yummy!I love easy and healthy snacks like this. I can’t wait to make this for my family.
Ryan Escat says
This actually looka yummy plus easy to do. So glad you shared it.
I love that you added chocolate chips to yours. I have been making these, but using chia seeds to give me the fuller effect (because they expand). I made these not too long ago and subbed in almond butter and they were amazing! They are super easy to make and give you the perfect amount of sweet when you need to cut your sweet tooth.
Alyssa @ The Plucky Introvert says
These look amazing! I would probably eat MORE than 4 after making them. lol
I love everything with coconut and chocolate. These must be so good! Thanks for the recipe. I’m definitely going to make ’em!
Kelli @ 3 Boys and a Dog says
I have seen these a few times floating around on the internet. My only concern, do they really taste ok or the same as the cardboard protein bars you find in health stores? May have to give them a shot! Thanks for sharing your recipe!
Ann Bacciaglia says
I am always looking for new healthy snack ideas. I will have to pick up these ingredients so i can make these protein balls on the weekend,
These look really good. Protein balls are always a great healthy treat. I’ll have to get some of these ingredients so that I can make them soon.
Chubskulit Rose says
I made similar energy balls like this but I added some chocolate. I love that you added coconut to it!
Ooooo these protein balls sound fantastic! I’m going to have to whip a batch up. I’m always needing more protein
Bonnie @wemake7 says
Those look and sound really good. Would love to enjoy a couple of these after a day at the gym.
Bites for Babies says
I make some sort of energy bar or ball at least once a week. The store so well in the freezer and they are the perfect healthy snack! Have you tried adding vanilla bean powder to them? It’s delicious!
Claudia Krusch says
I definitely do not get enough of protein in my diet! I can’t wait to try these!!
I love the idea of protein balls! they are so easy to grab and snack on in a moment of hunger.
Crystal & Co says
I have made something similar. They are so awesome and filling. Love that they are no cook!
Yona Williams says
My brother is usually buying something similar to this at the coffeehouse that he goes to. Now, I can show him this, and he can save some money.
Maggie Branch says
I love protein balls! The addition you’ve made of coconut flakes sounds awesome!
Shannon gurnee says
This sounds like a really interesting recipe. It’s nice that you can get protein in these tasty bites.