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23 No-Bake Protein Ball Recipes to Try Today

Loaded with nutrients and terrific flavors, these easy no-bake protein ball recipes are ideal for snacking on the go or as a post-workout treat.

Most only need a handful of ingredients, and they come together in a snap!

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If you have ten minutes and a big bowl, you can make one of these yummy protein ball recipes.

As the name suggests, they’re high in protein, as well as many other nutrients from heart-healthy oats, superfood chia seeds, potassium-rich bananas, and more.

Better yet, they’re all no-bake, which means you can make them in the height of summer without warming the house too.

The Best No-Bake Energy Balls

1. Peanut Butter Protein Balls 

Peanut butter protein balls are loaded with all the good stuff. And creamy, salty, flavorful peanut butter is the key ingredient.

Combine it with some protein-packed chia seeds and oats for a chewy treat you’ll love.

Protein powder adds even more muscle-building power, while the honey and chocolate chips sweeten the deal.

2. Double Chocolate Protein Balls 

Struggling to choose between an indulgent chocolate and a healthy snack? Why not have both? 

Cocoa powder gives these snacks tons of chocolatey flavor, but it’s the dates and honey that bring all the natural sweetness.

Throw in some almonds for a kick of nutrients and say “goodbye’ to those sugar cravings.

3. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bites 

Not a fan of double chocolate? Maybe you’d prefer chocolate chip cookie dough instead?

This recipe is guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth. But between the oat flour and protein powder, you don’t need to worry about that sugar crash later.

Mini chocolate chips make it rich and indulgent, and they’re egg-free to boot.

Top tip: grate some dark chocolate and add that instead of chips. It’ll distribute further, and you won’t need as much.

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4. Pumpkin Protein Balls 

When that fall chill rolls around, I instantly crave pumpkin desserts. 

But instead of sugar-loaded lattes and fatty donuts, I’m making these pumpkin protein balls.

They’re a terrific cozy snack that’ll keep you energized and satisfied. And there’s just enough chocolate and spice to make them seem indulgent.

Start with oats and protein powder, then add some creamy peanut butter, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Play around with the spices to suit your taste, then dig in!

5. No-Bake Oatmeal Protein Energy Balls 

Oatmeal energy balls are simple and healthy. And I’m always up for an easy snack.

Rolled oats are the main ingredient, as you might’ve guessed.

But there’s also protein powder, peanut butter, and chia seeds for a well-rounded array of goodness.

With a touch of honey and some vanilla extract, these balls are sweet and delicious. 

6. Almond Butter Protein Balls 

Almond butter protein balls are a fabulous option if you love almonds and healthy snacks!

They’re also ideal for anyone with a peanut allergy!

These bites of bliss are filled with yummy and nutritious ingredients, including nut butter, flaxseeds, oats, and honey.

They’re chewy, lightly sweet, and have just a hint of crunch. Delish! 

7. Monster Cookie Energy Balls 

You love monster cookies, right? They’re thick, chewy, and overloaded with M&M deliciousness.

So why not take that heavenly combo and turn it into a protein-rich treat? You’ll get the best of both delicious and healthy worlds with every mouthful. 

Monster cookies are full of peanut butter, oatmeal, and mini M&Ms. Add chocolate chips to make them even more heavenly. 

8. Cinnamon Roll No Bake Protein Balls 

Cinnamon roll protein balls are the best snack to enjoy with your mid-morning coffee.

No, they don’t give you that same rush of endorphins as a big sticky bun, but they’re still sweet, tender, and warmly spiced.

So if you need something to keep your new year health goals on track, they should be just the ticket!

They’re filled with almond butter and almond flour for tons of protein. And they’re guaranteed to please.

9. Red Velvet Protein Balls

I’ve been a huge fan of red velvet anything for years. I just can’t get enough of that vibrant color contrast of red sponge and bright white cream cheese.

So these have been a lifesaver for me in 2023.

They’re a simple mix of oat flour, chocolate protein powder, cocoa powder, and coconut flour with almond milk.

Top them with some chopped white chocolate, close your eyes, and it’s almost like biting into a thick red velvet cookie!

10. Low Carb Gingerbread Protein Balls 

Ditch the gingerbread men this holiday season and make a healthy swap that’s sure to delight.

Okay, not everyone will want these in place of colorful gingerbread cookies. But they’re a fantastic gift for the health nut in your life.

These flavorful protein bites are loaded with warm, comforting spices. And they’re even rolled in powdered sugar for a nice hit of sweetness.

11. Carrot Cake Energy Bites

Carrot cake is one of my all-time favorite cakes. It’s so rich and moist with incredible tastes and textures.

So, it won’t come as a surprise to hear that these carrot cake energy bites are on my must-make list.

You’ll blend dates right into the mix for sweetness, but I recommend adding raisins, too, for that signature carrot cake chew!

12. Thin Mint Protein Balls 

Sorry Girl Scouts, there’s a new snack in town.

These taste just like your favorite mint chocolate cookies. But the biggest plus is that you don’t have to wait all year to enjoy them.

Dates, raw cashews, and chocolate protein powder make up the base.

To that, you’ll add peppermint extract and chocolate rice cereal to really make them taste like crispy Thin Mints. 

I have a feeling you’ll crave these chocolate and mint crispy protein balls more than the real thing! You and your wallet can thank me later.

13. Easy Low Carb Almond Joy Protein Balls 

Eat a candy bar without the guilt? Sign me up!

Almond joy protein balls are full of tropical and chocolate flavors you’ll go crazy for. 

From the chewy coconut and crunchy almonds to the decadent chocolate, they’re naturally sweetened and packed with protein. 

If Almond Joy is your favorite candy bar, you don’t want to miss out on these. 

14. Apple Pie Protein Balls 

Apple pie is America’s favorite dessert. And now you can enjoy its delicious flavors while getting a boost of energy!

These protein balls are high in fiber with lots of sweet, jammy, and delicious flavors.

Apple pie filling and walnuts are the keys to making this recipe taste just like pie. 

You’ll definitely want more than one, so go ahead and double the batch!

15. Banana Protein Balls 

Banana protein balls are easy to love. They’re like a warm slice of banana bread – just without the sugar and calories.

Use those overripe bananas with rolled oats, protein powder, peanut butter, and dark chocolate chips.

Kids will love these, and adults will crave them. They’re the perfect on-the-go snack. 

16. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls 

Chocolate and peanut butter are the ultimate flavor combo.

But Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups can’t compete when you’re looking for something sweet and healthy. 

Luckily, six ingredients are all it takes to make the best protein balls ever.

Use chocolate protein powder for extra flavor, then throw in some peanut butter for a bite that tastes just like a candy bar!

Skip the sugar high and make these irresistible protein-rich snacks! Everyone will love them.

17. Birthday Cake Protein Bites 

They might not be as fancy as a cake, but anyone on the health wagon will appreciate these as a sweet birthday treat.

They’re filled with yummy almond butter and a touch of maple syrup for sweetness.

Meanwhile, protein powder and almond flour add even more protein and hold them all together. 

Just don’t forget the sprinkles! And maybe a candle or two!

18. Brownie Chocolate Protein Balls 

Does your diet always fail the minute someone brings out a tray of brownies? Same!

So let’s skip the guilt and make these incredible brownies bites!

You’ll get all the fudgy chocolate flavor without the sugar, plus extra protein. 

There’s no reason to miss out on indulgent brownies. Just swap for this healthy snack, and you’ll be satisfied and energized in no time!

19. Lemon Protein Balls 

Lemon protein balls are the best summer treat.

These citrus-flavored snacks will crush cravings and sweeten your day – all with just six ingredients. 

Not only are these delicious, but they’re also nut butter free! So they’re perfect if you have nut allergies.

Just mix real lemons with honey, oat flour, and protein powder, and you’ll have a healthy lemon cookie dupe to satisfy those cravings.

20. Puffed Quinoa Protein Balls 

Puffed quinoa protein balls sound like another bland snack, but these are anything but boring!

They’re chocolatey and perfectly sweet with a wonderful crispy bite. 

Dates and maple syrup naturally sweeten them, whereas cocoa powder and protein powder hold them together and add flavor. 

Puffed quinoa is similar to rice cereal but with extra protein. It’s the best crunchy option for baking healthy.

21. Blueberry Cheesecake Protein Balls 

One bite of these blueberry cheesecake protein balls, and you’ll go weak in the knees.

They’re sweet, soft, creamy, and fruity. Oh, and they use real blueberries and cream cheese for the best flavor. 

When you’re craving sweet dessert, enjoy these blueberry cheesecake balls any time of day. 

22. No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Protein Balls 

Enjoy a comforting oatmeal raisin cookie with a wallop of healthy ingredients, thanks to this protein ball recipe. 

These tasty bites are packed with almond butter, oats, flaxseeds, and raisins.

Finished with a sprinkle of cinnamon, they’re lightly spiced and just as delicious as your favorite cookie. 

Snack on these chewy and delicious snacks for a morning snack or a mid-day treat. 

23. Vanilla Peanut Butter Bliss Balls 

Vanilla and peanut butter bliss balls are, well, pure bliss!

The sweet, vanilla, and peanut flavor is divine, and they’re brimming with healthy ingredients.

You’ll adore these smooth, nutty, and chewy balls. 

Top tip: add some puffed quinoa for a bit of crunch. Yum!

23 No-Bake Protein Ball Recipes to Try Today

Loaded with nutrients and terrific flavors, these easy no-bake protein ball recipes are ideal for snacking on the go or as a post-workout treat.


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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