The Best 5 Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls are the perfect healthy meal-prep snack. Each bite has 100% whole grains, 5g of protein, and heart-healthy fats to keep you fuller longer. They're also gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and easily vegan.













  • 2 C rolled oats (certified GF if necessary)
  • 1 C Chocolate Peanut Butter protein powder* (about 100g)
  • ¼ C chia seeds
  • ⅔ C sugar-free maple syrup
  • ½ C 100% natural peanut butter


  1. Line a large platter or baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Pulse the oats in a food processor or high-speed blender until they resemble a grainy flour. Add the protein powder and pulse until combined.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl and fold in the chia seeds, maple syrup, and peanut butter. The dough will be very thick and sticky, but continue to fold the dough together until it is well combined.
  4. Spray your hands with cooking spray and spread all the way to your fingertips. Scoop out one heaping tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball. Place on prepared baking sheet and continue until all the dough is rolled into protein bites. Chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving.


*This brand is the most affordable per ounce of protein powder on the market without sacrificing flavor or texture (not sponsored). However, you can use any chocolate protein powder you like, as long as it's 1 cup (or about 100g).

Nutrition facts are a calculated estimate of one protein ball, not including any chocolate or peanut butter drizzles.


Serving: 1 ball / Calories: 84 / Fat: 3.9g / Saturated Fat: 0.5g / Carbohydrates: 7.7g / Fiber: 1.9g / Sugar: 0.8g / Protein: 5g

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