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peanut butter protein balls

Healthy Cookie Dough Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Amazing protein-packed peanut butter balls that taste like a peanut butter cup and cookie dough. No sugar added, grain free, gluten free and over 5g protein per ball!
Course Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo, Protein, Snacks
Keyword peanut butter protein balls
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12 balls
Calories 135 kcal
Author Monique Volz of Ambitious Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all natural drippy peanut butter (any nut butter will work)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour, plus more if necessary
  • 1/2 cup protein powder (I used Aloha Vanilla Protein Powder)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk, plus more if necessary
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add all ingredients except chocolate chips. Mix together using a wooden spoon until ingredients are well combined and resemble a soft cookie dough. If it seems to dry add a teaspoon or two more almond milk. If too wet, add a teaspoon more of coconut flour. (The important note is that you'll want to be able to roll the dough into balls that stick together well.) 
  2. Stir in chocolate chips, then roll into 12 tablespoon sized balls. Transfer to an airtight container and store in fridge. Makes 12 balls.

Recipe Notes

To make vegan: Use vegan chocolate chips such as enjoy life, or leave out chocolate chips completely.

Nutrition without chocolate chips: Calories: 123 | Fat 8.6g | Carbs 4.4g | Fiber 1.5g | Sugar: 1g | Protein 5.5g

I recommend using Aloha's protein powder which is plant based and made without stevia (they use a small amount of coconut sugar). It's my absolute favorite vegan protein powder out there and makes these balls irresistible. If you decide to use another protein powder, make sure that it's all natural, no sugar added and clean.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Cookie Dough Peanut Butter Protein Balls
Amount Per Serving (1 protein ball)
Calories 135 Calories from Fat 83
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.2g14%
Carbohydrates 5.9g2%
Fiber 1.7g7%
Sugar 2.3g3%
Protein 5.5g11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.