These No Bake Protein Balls are quick and easy. Made with oats, chocolate chips, peanut butter, coconut, almonds, honey, and more. It’s the perfect bite-sized energy ball that will disappear as fast as you can make them.
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If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy treat, these homemade protein balls are the perfect recipe.
I love to make these quick energy bites for after school cheer, soccer practice, and they’re great to pack in the lunch box, too.
If you’re in a hurry, head down to the full printable recipe card below. Otherwise, keep reading for all of our favorite tips, tricks, and suggestions to change up this recipe for even more variation.
Ingredients for Protein Balls
Not only does my entire family enjoy these snack bites, but the kids’ sports teams love them, too. This quick and easy dessert snack is one of the easiest, naturally healthy energy snacks you can make.
You’ll need to have a few things on hand for these No Bake Energy Balls.
- Old fashioned oats
- peanut butter
- almond slivers
- Dark chocolate chips
- Shredded coconut
- Vanilla extract
I love to make these energy balls in bulk, so make sure to double or triple the recipe to freeze and quickly have easy, healthy snacks on hand when you need them.
How to Make No Bake Energy Bites
These No Bake Protein Balls are super easy to make. First you will want to grab all of your ingredients and have them ready to go. If you’re unable to find chopped almonds or almond slivers, grab a can of almonds and pulse them in a food processor a few times.
Step by Step Protein Ball Instructions
- Mix Ingredients.
Add all of the ingredients to a medium sized mixing bowl and mix well. Cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour, or when you’re ready to make the energy balls.
- Create energy balls.
Remove the bowl from the refrigerator and take a small cookie scoop or just hand roll into balls. Make sure to tightly pack all of the ingredients as you are rolling the balls together.
Place the protein balls in a bowl and store them in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve them. That’s it! A super quick and easy recipe, and one the family and kids LOVE to have on hand.
During sports season we have these on hand ALL of the time. You can double or triple the mixture and even freeze these for later use.
They are also very easy to change if you want to make things interesting. Here are a few of my favorite ideas to make these energy balls a little different:
- White chocolate chips
- Use a different nut butter such as almond butter
- Add chia seeds
- Add ground flax seed
- Use maple syrup instead of honey
There are so many different options and ideas. The sky’s the limit!
No Bake Protein Bites FAQs
Energy balls are a great combination of good carbs, healthy fats, low in processed sugar, and naturally high in fiber. It’s a great snack to take anywhere you go.
Add in a tablespoon of water and try packing the balls again. They should be able to stick. If the mixture is loose, add in a little more shredded coconut to help them firm up stick together.
You can store these energy balls in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. You can also make these protein bites in bulk and freeze them for a quick snack later. They can store in the freezer for up to three months.
Looking for more ideas for healthy carbs and snacks? Here is a list of high carb foods that are healthy to eat and perfect to keep on hand.
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No Bake Protein Balls
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1/2 cup almond slivers chopped
- 1/2 cup peanut butter or almond butter
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips dark
- 1/2 cup sweetened coconut
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp honey
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Combine all ingredients well in a medium sized bowl and mix well. Cover.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Roll dough into 1 inch balls.
- Serve or store.
- Keep protein balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
- Freeze the protein balls for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator for 24 hours before serving.