Best-Ever Peanut Butter Protein Balls by Delish

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When you need a little energy boost, these peanut butter bits will give you a new life.


protein balls
protein balls

Peanut butter: Use natural stuff with no added sugar. It’s better for you, and the looser consistency will make the mixture easier to stir.

Oats: We like the heartier texture of old fashioned oats, but quick-cooking oats work well too!

Shredded coconut: These are delicious, and kinda taste like dessert, but don’t forget that they’re meant to be healthy. Use unsweetened shredded coconut—not the kind you use in macaroons.

Chia seeds: These tiny, crunchy seeds are rich in antioxidants and have a ton of fiber. They’re also a good source of protein!

Flaxseeds: We consider this ingredient optional, so don’t stress too much if you can’t find it anywhere. BUT, it is a good thing to have in your pantry for many of the same reasons as chia seeds. It’s also known for keeping hunger at bay.

Honey: For sweetness! If you want to use maple syrup instead, go for it.

Chocolate chips: We wanted these protein balls to taste a little bit like cookie dough, so we added some mini dark chocolate chips. Skip them if you’re really trying to be good.

Milk: Use whichever kind you prefer—almond, coconut, oat are all great dairy-free options.