No-bake protein balls are the perfect healthy snack, full of healthy ingredients. They’re so simple that your kids can even make them.
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.
These were a hit, and all were gone before the end of the day. I had seen several recipes for protein balls, or some people call them protein energy balls, on Pinterest and I figured I could do this myself. I gathered my ingredients and got to work. These are kid friendly and so much better than a sugary cookie.
No Bake Protein Balls Recipe
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!! These are high in protein and low in sugar.
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.
I’ve been making homemade protein snack packs for our sports games we go to because the store bought ones are so expensive and these are perfect to add to that!
Ingredients for kids protein balls
Oatmeal- The old fashioned oats is the kind you want to use for this recipe and DO NOT COOK IT! I had someone rate my recipe one star because they cooked the oatmeal first! This recipe is no bake.
Sweet Chocolate Chips- Mini chocolate chips work best for this.
Toasted coconut- You can add untoasted coconut to this recipe, but the tasted of the toasted coconut is great in this recipe. Here’s how to toast it here. It doesn’t take long and you just toast it on your cooktop.
Peanut Butter- You can use chunky or creamy peanut butter. Almond butter works too. In fact, whatever nut butter you have in the pantry will work.
Chia Seeds– This is a super food and has a ton of protein and fiber!
How to make no bake energy bites
Now here’s the easy part and you should get your family involved. Kids love to get their hands dirty!
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!
This is a easy 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 too.
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No-Bake Protein Balls
- 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
- Mix thoroughly with your hands and form into bite sized balls.
- Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.