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Simple No-Bake Protein Balls

No-bake protein balls are the perfect healthy snack, full of healthy ingredients. They’re so simple that your kids can even make them.

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I’ve been trying to make my snacks lately instead of buying prepackaged snacks and chips from the store.  We’re gone a lot on the weekends to lacrosse tournaments and soccer games and I always pack our lunch and snacks.  

This was a hit and all were gone before the end of the day.  I had seen several recipes for protein balls on Pinterest and I figured I could do this myself so I gathered my ingredients and got to work.

green bowl filled with protein balls

No-Bake Protein Balls

Most of my popular recipes are my blog are desserts so I bet you’re thinking this is weird to see something kind of healthy!!

Snacks can get so expensive at the grocery store and my New Year’s resolution is to save more money at the grocery store so that means making a menu and making more things from scratch.

kid hand holding protein ball

Ingredients for Protein Balls

Oatmeal- The old fsahion oats is the kind you want to use for this recipe.

Ground Flaxseed–  I just bought flaxseed and ground it up in my coffee grinder.  This has a lot of fiber.  You can also sprinkle on fruit or add to smoothies.

Honey

Chocolate Chips- Mini chocolate chips work best for this.

Toasted coconut-  Here’s how to toast it here.

Peanut Butter- You can use creamy or smooth. Whatever you have in the refrigerator will work.

Chia Seeds–  This is a super food and has a ton of protein and fiber!

How to make protein balls.

Mix thoroughly with your hands and form into bite sized balls.  I ended up with twenty, but you may have a little more or less depending on the size you make.  I stored in the refrigerator until we were ready to leave for our day.

Note:  I eyeball honey and peanut butter because I don’t like adding those ingredients to measuring cups.  Trying to get it out, to add to my bowl, is such a mess!

Green bowl with protein balls

This is a really basic recipe.  My neighbor added more chia seeds into hers and vanilla protein powder.  It’s up to you! Mini M&M’s are great instead of chocolate chips.

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No-Bake Protein Balls

No-bake protein balls are the perfect healthy snack, full of healthy ingredients. They're so simple that your kids can even make them.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 20 balls
Author Holly-Keeping Life Sane

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Old Fashion Oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup Ground Flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup Toasted Coconut
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds

Instructions

  • Mix thoroughly with your hands and form into bite sized balls.
  • Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Notes

Note:  I eyeball the honey and peanut butter because I don’t like adding those ingredients to measuring cups.  Trying to get it out, to add to my bowl, is such a mess!
 
DO NOT COOK THE OATMEAL!!

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chellie

Saturday 14th of May 2016

We call them energy bites and we all LOVE them!! I'll have to try your recipe next. :-)

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