Peanut Butter Protein Balls Recipe By: Cece Kirkwood
I’d like to present the next Trail Snacks recipe! The one, the only… Peanut Butter Protein Balls!
These delicious nutrient-packed adventure snacks are no-bake and take minutes to put together. You can mix these together the night before a hike and feel confident that you’ll be fueled up the whole way!
I love the way the chocolate chips and oats complement each other and add a great punch of flavor. While peanut butter carries a lot of protein on its own, because they are meant for adventuring, I love to add a bit of protein powder to the recipe.
Take these to the next mountaintop, fuel up and keep adventuring.
First up, pre-measure all the ingredients in individual bowls. Then, in a large glass bowl, combine the oats, peanut butter protein powder, peanut butter, maple syrup, chocolate chips and salt. It might seem like the mixture won’t come together, but just keep mixing and the peanut butter will do its thing to make a great little dough.
Place the protein ball dough in the fridge for about 15 minutes. This will help make the dough a bit less sticky for the next step!
After 15 minutes, remove the dough from the fridge and roll into 1-inch balls. Place back into the fridge until you are ready to take them on that next adventure!
Why is this recipe in Grams?
Baking is a science and in science you want things to be exact and precise. The best way to do this is by weighing out your ingredients using a simple scale. Ever baked a cookie using the same recipe, yet somehow it turns out slightly different each time? That is because when measuring by volume, you can’t be as precise. It is vital that your ingredient ratios are accurate for a reliable bake every time.
What kind of substitutes can I make to change up the flavors of these bars?
I love these peanut butter protein balls as-is, but if you are looking to swap a couple things out, here are a few easy substitutes!
- Swap the maple syrup for honey or agave syrup.
- Swap the Peanut Butter Protein for another protein flavor like chocolate or vanilla.
- Swap the chocolate chips out for your favorite nut or raisins / craisins.
- Not a substitute, but an addition: melt a bit of chocolate and dunk the peanut butter balls in melted chocolate. Pop them back in the fridge to harden the chocolate and then devour!
- If you are looking for these to be gluten-free, make sure you grab oats and a protein powder that are gluten-free!
How long do the Peanut Butter Protein Balls last in the fridge?
You can make the peanut butter protein balls up to one week before your next adventure! They last great in the fridge, wrapped in an airtight container!
The Peanut Butter Protein Balls RecipePrint
Peanut Butter Protein Balls
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 Minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 6 – 8 protein balls 1x
- 100g oats
- 16g Peanut Butter Protein Powder
- 165g peanut butter
- 20g pure maple syrup
- 25g chocolate chips
- ¼ tsp salt
- In a large glass bowl, combine the oats, peanut butter protein powder, peanut butter, maple syrup, chocolate chips and salt.
- Place the protein ball dough in the fridge for about 15 minutes. This will help make the dough a bit less sticky for the next step!
- After 15 minutes, remove the dough from the fridge and roll into 1-inch balls.
- Place back into the fridge until you are ready to take them on that next adventure!
There are a ton of substitutions you can make to this recipe to make it your own! Be sure to check out my tips in the blog for more info!
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