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No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Balls

All you need is a few simple ingredients for this quick and healthy recipe for No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Balls.
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 10 protein balls


  • 1 cup old-fashioned (rolled) oats (See Kelly’s Note)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter or other nut butter
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips


  • In the bowl of a food processor, blend the oats until they are a powder-like consistency.
  • Add the peanut butter, honey, vanilla, and cinnamon and pulse just until combined.
  • Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl then stir in the chocolate chips. Cover the bowl and refrigerate the mixture for a minimum of 20 minutes.
  • Using a small ice cream scoop or two spoons, portion out the mixture and roll it into 1-inch balls. 
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. (See Kelly’s Notes.)

Kelly's Notes:

  • Unlike flour, old-fashioned (a.k.a. rolled) oats can be consumed raw. Oats are actually steamed and rolled (hence the name) prior to being packaged, so they actually aren't raw at all!
  • To freeze the protein balls, store them in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months.
  • For additional protein, add 1 to 2 scoops of your preferred protein powder to the bowl of the food processor (when you add the peanut butter) and continue as directed.
  • This recipe can be easily doubled.
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