These little protein bites contain just four ingredients and super simple to prepare. Ideal for a post school snack or pre and post workout treat. I use vanilla protein powder but you could use chocolate protein powder for a chocolate peanut treat instead.

Peanut Butter Protein Balls


Difficulty – Easy

Time – 10 minutes preparation plus chilling

Makes about 16 balls

What’s good about it?

Peanut butter is comprised of about 25% protein, making it a great plant-based protein source. It is also a good source of magnesium, copper, B vitamins and vitamin E.



  1. Simply place all the ingredients in a food processor or bowl and beat until smooth.
  2. Scoop the mixture into a bowl and chill for 30 minutes to firm up.
  3. Take little spoonfuls of the mixture and roll into balls. Roll in desiccated coconut or a little extra protein powder.
  4. Chill for up to 1 week. They can also be frozen for up to 1 month.

Did You Know?

You can substitute the peanut butter for other nut butters or seed butter. Add a little lucuma or maca powder for a creamy hit.

250g smooth peanut butter

75g sweet freedom or maple syrup

50g coconut flour

30g vanilla protein powder

To dust: protein powder or desiccated coconut