• The Best & Easiest Peanut Butter Protein Balls

    January 13, 2016

    You guys might remember these Peanut Butter Protein Balls from the other day (I also posted them on Instagram), so I wanted to “officially” share the recipe on CNC.

    These protein balls are seriously the best, especially if you’re a peanut butter lover, and so easy to make. I typically make a batch of them on Sunday and then snack on them all week long (before + after workouts and as a sweet treat). They’re definitely a go-to for me nowadays, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

    The Best & Easiest Peanut Butter Protein Balls


    • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter (I used Teddie)
    • 1/2 cup rolled oats
    • 1/2 cup your choice of protein powder (I used SFH vanilla Recovery)
    • 2 tbsp honey

    Directions: Combine ingredients in a large bowl. (If batter is too dry, add more honey or a splash of water.) Roll and press batter into 1-inch balls. Store in the refrigerator in a plastic container for up to one week.


    Makes 12 balls

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    Hilary January 13, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    These sound so good! Like a ball of peanut butter in disguise with some added carbs and protein!


    Kaylin@EnticingHealthyEating January 13, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    I’ve made some protein peanut butter balls very similar to these before. My fiance loves them!


    Lauren January 13, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    I love a good nut butter ball recipe! I do a variation on this all the time with whatever ingredients I have lying around.


    Sarah January 13, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    I just made these about an hour ago. Tasty! I only got 8 one inch balls though. Also they are 6 smart Points each for those doing WW.


    lindsay January 13, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    UGH!!! the little bastards add up!


    Cate January 17, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Hi Sarah. Did you calculate the points based on 12 per recipe or eight? Thanks!


    Cate January 17, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Hi. Did you calculate the points based on 12 per recipe or eight? Thanks!


    Kristine January 18, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    @Sarah: I made these also and came up with 4sp each. They are DELICIOUS!! I was able to get 11 balls, but i figured with the mess I made, the amount on the counter and the amount I washed off my hands that made up for the lost ball.


    Rachel @ Simply Rachel Nicole January 13, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    This look good, sound delicious, and I think they are easy enough that I can handle them. 🙂


    Erin @ Erin's Inside Job January 13, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    I’ll have to try these w almond butter. I make my own every week bc I can’t stop eating it!


    Anne January 18, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    I just made a batch using almond butter and they are delicious! They are not quite as sweet, but I like that better.


    Kat January 13, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Any suggestions for alternatives to oatmeal? Wondering if using almond meal, flax etc would work and if yes, what measurements? Anyone have ideas?


    Charissa January 14, 2016 at 2:14 am

    I tried this recipe but I used some maple syrup and some coconut oil instead of honey. These protein balls are delicious and very filling!


    Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious January 14, 2016 at 5:59 am

    I’ve been making these for years. They’re so good especially with a few nuts or chocolate chips thrown in!


    Julia@yogawinehappiness.com January 14, 2016 at 7:00 am

    Yum! All of my favorite combos in one!


    Kelli @ Hungry Hobby January 14, 2016 at 7:47 am

    I know you love Teddy’s but try making them with coconut peanut butter, it’s literally amazing!


    Caroline January 14, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Do you know about how many grams of protein they have? They look great!


    Tina January 14, 2016 at 8:48 am

    When I entered the recipe into MyFitnessPal, they had a little over 100 calories and 7g of protein each.


    LG January 28, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Thanks for posting this info! :0)


    Judie January 14, 2016 at 9:25 am

    OMG, these sound delicious! And, just as important to me, really, really simple! Thank you for sharing your recipe. I bookmarked it and plan to make these this weekend!


    Tina January 14, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Yay! Enjoy!! They are my favorite! 🙂


    Katie S January 14, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    I am going to try this! I wonder if casein protein would work! I might just have to give that a try.


    Shirley May 23, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Casein worked! Used it tonight and was delicious!


    Tina May 23, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    That’s great to hear!!


    ErikaMC January 14, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Did you use protein powder while you were pregnant? I can’t decide how I feel about using it while I’m pregnant so I’ve avoided it so far but these look so good!


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    Taylor January 19, 2016 at 8:32 am

    YUM! can’t wait to try these!


    Heidi D. January 19, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Tina Gurl!! These are smack yo mama good!!! Just made them and are extremely delicious!!I’m cleaning up my diet tightening the belt so these little balls of heaven will be the perfect treat with coffee.
    Thank you, Thank you! xoxo


    Tina January 19, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    So glad you like ’em!!


    Catt from Kentucky April 26, 2016 at 4:27 am

    I make something similar but add flaxseed meal and small dark chocolate chips. I add 1 tablespoon of honey and a few drops of pure liquid stevia. Chilling them is a must. Delicious!


    Lori May 24, 2016 at 10:31 am

    I will make these yummy treats today!


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