Peanut Butter Protein Balls

The Perfect Pre Or Post Workout Snack!

by heyhay5212 - February 23rd, 2015

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These Peanut Butter Protein Balls are in constant supply in my fridge. They are great as a pre- or post-workout snack or something to satisfy your sweet tooth without tipping the scales.

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size= 1 Protein Ball (Makes 20 - 24 golf ball sized peanut butter balls)

  • Calories: 151

  • Protein: 5 grams

  • Carbohydrate: 17 grams

    • Dietary Fiber: 3 grams

    • Sugar: 9 grams

    Fat: 8 grams

    • Saturated Fat: 2 grams

*Protein content may be higher or lower depending on the protein powder used.

Cooking Instructions

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  • 2 cups rolled oats

  • 1 cup natural peanut butter

  • ½ cup honey

  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips

  • 4 Tablespoons ground golden flax seed

  • 4 Tablespoons chia seeds

  • 6 Tablespoons of vanilla or chocolate flavored protein powder


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. I recommend using an adjustable measuring cup for the wet ingredients. I also recommend putting the rolled oats, flax seed, chia seeds, and protein powder in first so the ingredients don’t fly out of the bowl when mixing. Use a mixer or spoon to combine all the ingredients until evenly mixed.

    • Stand mixers (i.e. Kitchen Aid or Bosch) work very well with this recipe.

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  2. Once mixed, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

  3. Take bowl out of the fridge. With clean hands, take a handful of the mixture and roll into a golf ball sized ball and repeat until all the mixture is rolled into protein balls.

  4. Place protein balls into a covered container.

  5. Store in the fridge until you are ready to enjoy!

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Owner of Onyx Athletic Performance
Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

BS in Athletic Training, Minor in Nutrition, University of Utah


Awesome recipe


This looks like an amazing recipe - As others have found probably best when on a bulk, in moderation and as a significant part of your carb intake. I'll have to try it out soon!

heyhay5212  Edit  Delete  Close

Everything in moderation! Let me know what you think!


Nice recipe :) Looks and sounds really tasty. But damn that thing is a carb bomb hehe. Oats, Honey, Whey Protein and Choclate.. BOOM! 

crood  Edit  Delete  Close

Well i'd say that is a very solid reason then!!! And the much better choice =) (and the better carbs too)

heyhay5212  Edit  Delete  Close

That's why the title isn't "Healthy Peanut Butter Protein Balls". .  I eat these when I'm craving sweets.  1 PB ball keeps me from eating cookies and ice cream lol.  


they look and sound amazing but i could never try it.  151 calories for 1 ball.  ide be one to eat 10 lmao

Scott_Herman  Edit  Delete  Close

haha nice, but be careful, lots of fats!

heyhay5212  Edit  Delete  Close

They are delicious.  I have to limit myself to 1-2 a day.  They keep me from eating other sweets which would be way more than 151 calories lol.