Chocolate peanut butter protein balls piled into a bowl. Some are plain, some coated in hemp seeds, some coated in cocoa powder.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Tasty protein balls made with chocolate and peanut butter. No protein powder necessary!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Keyword: protein balls, vegan energy bites
Servings: 22 balls
Calories: 111kcal
Author: Karissa Besaw


  • 1 cup peanut butter or any nut/seed butter
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 6-8 medjool dates pitted
  • 3 tbsp almond flour or oat flour


  • Add all ingredients, except for the almond flour, to a food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Add in the almond flour and pulse until incorporated. A pinchable "dough" mixture should form.
  • If it's too wet, add in a little more almond flour. If too dry, add more peanut butter or dates.
  • Take about 1 tbsp of the mixture and roll into a ball. Leave as is, or coat with cocoa powder or hemp seeds.
  • Store in a covered container in the fridge. You can also freeze them.


Makes about 22 balls.
If you want to add in some protein powder for additional protein, reduce the amount of almond flour accordingly.


Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Sugar: 6g