Almond Butter Protein Balls

4.49 from 60 votes

These easy almond butter energy bites are the perfect grab and go healthy snack! Made with simple wholesome ingredients like oats, honey, and creamy almond butter.

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Energy balls are probably our most made grab and go snack in our house.

We love to make variations including pumpkin energy balls, monster cookie energy balls, and chocolate protein balls.

They freeze beautifully, are so quick to throw together, and packed full of protein and healthy fats to keep you satisfied.

These almond butter protein balls are sweet, nutty, and a delicious twist on the classic energy ball.

Ingredients to make almond butter protein balls

  • creamy almond butter
  • vanilla protein powder
  • honey: the best sticky sweetener to hold it all together
  • quick oats
  • mini chocolate chips
  • salt, cinnamon, and vanilla extract
ingredients needed to make almond butter energy balls

How to make almond butter energy bites

Step 1: Add the creamy almond butter, vanilla protein powder, quick oats, honey, salt, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and mini chocolate chips to a large mixing bowl.

Use a rubber spatula to mix the ingredients until they are well combined.

energy ball ingredients in a bowl

Step 2: Use a mini cookie scoop to drop balls of batter onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

This is my favorite hack for making energy balls mess free and quickly.

Just scoop, drop, and place in the refrigerator to harden.

Step 3: Chill the protein balls for one hour in the fridge, or until hardened.

Use your hands to roll the balls to form the circular shape.

This step is of course optional, and sometimes I skip it myself.

If you do choose to do it though, the balls will be far less sticky after chilling in the fridge which will make this step easier.

almond butter energy balls on a baking sheet

How to store

Once you have rolled the balls, place them in an airtight bag or container in the fridge or freezer.The almond butter protein balls will keep in the fridge for about a week, or in the freezer for several months.

Personally I keep mine in a ziploc bag in the freezer so that I can grab one anytime I need a quick snack. You can eat them frozen, or wait 2 minutes for it to thaw slightly.

almond butter energy balls on a baking sheet

These have a delicious sweet honey almond cinnamon flavor and taste like bites of healthy cookie dough.

Just look at that texture! Even my kids love energy balls. They are so easy and really tasty!

energy ball with a bite taken out to show the texture

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4.49 from 60 votes

Almond Butter Protein Balls

By: Joy Shull
These easy energy balls are made with almond butter, honey, and quick oats. A delicious healthy snack!
Prep: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Servings: 22

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup creamy almond butter
  • ½ cup vanilla protein powder
  • cup honey
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions 

  • Mix together all of the ingredients in a bowl using a rubber spatula
  • Use a mini cookie scoop to drop the batter onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  • Place the balls in the fridge for one hour. After they have hardened, use your hands to roll them into balls
  • Store the almond butter protein balls in an airtight bag or container in the fridge or freezer

Nutrition

Calories: 130kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 6mg, Sodium: 23mg, Potassium: 111mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 9IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 59mg, Iron: 1mg
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  1. These were so good! I didn’t add any vanilla to it (my powder is very strong with vanilla) and added a dash extra of cinnamon. So good! Texture and flavor is great. Definitely worth the time. Thank you!