I have been making these easy protein balls for almost a decade. They are simple to make and great to keep in the freezer for a quick protein snack. What’s great about these simple snacks is the ability to use what you have on hand and change things up depending on what your pantry looks like. The base is always the same: peanut butter, protein powder and oats. After that, the options are endless. This my quick go-to combination that my whole family loves. Minus Gold, cause..she’s allergic to peanuts.
I make a large batch and keep in the freezer in a gallon size Ziplock bag. You can half this if you want or double for a large group. They freeze really well!
ps..that’s a scratch on my mixing bowl. Jeff asked if it was a hair. Uhh, no it’s not.
1 large jar (40 oz) of peanut butter. I had reduced fat skippy on hand, but you can use any peanut butter you like. The only kind I don’t love for these are the nut butters with with oil resting at the top that you need to stir to mix. In my opinion they are too runny of a consistency.
2 cups of quick oats
1 cup of honey (agave works too)
2 scoops of vanilla protein powder ( I used Vega proteins & greens from Costco or Target)
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Combine all ingredients and mix well. The consistency should be like firm cookie dough and not stick to the sides of your bowl. If yours is not, add more oats and/or protein powder. Next, roll into 1 to 2 inch balls and place on parchment paper. Freeze for one hour then transfer into a Ziploc or air tight container. That’s it! Additional add-ins: coconut, raisins, pb chips, flax or chia seeds. This makes about 40 balls. So easy even your kids can make them!
If you like this recipe, also check out this high protein guacamole recipe.