No-Bake Chocolate Chip Protein Balls (Gluten-Free)

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I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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YOU GUYS. I have your new favorite protein ball recipe right here. I’m telling ya, these No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Balls are awesome. Awe. Some. You are definitely going to love them! And, like a lot of my recipes, they’re totally customizable to your taste preferences– whether you like dark or milk chocolate, butterscotch or peanut butter chips, or even dried cranberries or cherries. Plus, you can use just about any protein powder you like and really get creative with the flavors. I’ve made these protein balls with vanilla, coconut, and churro protein powder, and ALL three varieties were delicious!

new protein ball recipe

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Balls

No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls


  • 1/2 cup almond flour/meal
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup protein powder (I’ve used SFH vanilla, coconut, and churro – all soooo good!)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt


  1. Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl. Roll batter into 12 balls. Refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.

Macros: 5P 12C 9F



  1. Made these last night – the kids went NUTS over them! They really do taste like cookie dough. I used steel cut oats (all I had on hand) which made them a little chewy/crunchy but still good. And fudge brownie flavored protein powder. Both kids are excited to have these as snacks after school today. And I am hoping my niece likes them, as they are constantly trying to get her to up her protein intake. Thanks for a great recipe!

  2. Has anyone skipped the protein powder? Do you need to add anything else instead — flax or something similar??

  3. Thanks for providing macros! I want to try these but I’m wondering if there’s a substitute for the coconut oil in order to lower the fat grams?

  4. Can you use all purpose flour as opposed to almond flour if someone has a treenut allergy? If so, what would the measurements be if using all purpose flour? Thanks!

  5. I made these today and they are absolutely delicious! However, I found it was hard to get them to stick together when I was forming them into balls. I was wondering if it was because I accidentally used mini chips and maybe they’re were too many of them? I just don’t know!

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