Chocolate covered peanut butter ball with bite taken out
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Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Protein Balls


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup milled flaxseed or protein powder
  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • flaked sea salt (optional, but highly recommended)


  • Combine all ingredients (except chocolate and salt).  Mix well (you can mix by hand or in a stand mixer).
  • Use a mini cookie scoop to form balls and place onto a lined baking sheet.
  • Melt chocolate chips in a glass bowl at 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until melted.
  • Break off the two middle prongs of a plastic fork and use that to dip each ball into the melted chocolate, letting the extra chocolate drip off the bottom.
  • Place each chocolate-covered ball back onto the lined baking sheet and sprinkle immediately with flaked sea salt.
  • Repeat with remaining balls.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.


You can use almond butter, or any other nut butter of choice, in place of peanut butter.
If you prefer a more cookie-dough-like texture you can replace the oats with Kodiak Cakes flour.
If you're using all-natural peanut butter, you may need to add a little more honey or some melted coconut oil to help bind the protein balls together better (if the mixture seems dry and crumbly).