These White Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls are a real treat, but healthy! Packed with 10 grams of protein and only 8 grams of sugar for two balls!
Happy Wednesday party people! How about some balls to get you through the rest of this week?
I made these over the weekend and let me tell you… I had to practice some major self control with these bad boys. Like, woah. What was I thinking by adding the white chocolate?! I guess I was thinking I wanted to give you a seriously addicting healthy treat, that’s what.
I was super pumped about the way these turned out. I was trying a few different things in the kitchen the morning I made these, and the other recipes were not quite blog-worthy. But THESE, these were an absolute YES. Which really I shouldn’t be surprised. You can ever really go wrong with peanut butter. Or balls… 😉
I had been dying to see what type of snack recipe I could come up with using Peanut Butter & Co. White Chocolate Wonderful. I had a coupon, you see… and then I waited for the item to go on sale. #winning. The peanut butter on it’s own is rather sweet (yes, I tried it by the spoonful FIRST). But on whole wheat pancakes Saturday morning? YES. In my mid-day protein shakes on the weekend? DOUBLE YES. So I figured it was time to give this peanut butter a go in ball form.
Guys, if you haven’t gotten on the snack ball wagon, please jump on. Like, NOW. Ball recipes are SO easy. Whether they are protein powder based, or a mix of whole ingredients using rolled oats, nut butters, etc. you really can’t go wrong. So simple to put together and you have the healthiest, homemade snack where YOU are in charge of what ingredients you use.
These White Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls come together like this>>
2. Stir peanut butter and honey together in small bowl (I like to zap mine together in microwave for about 15 seconds for easier mixing) and add to large bowl until combined.
3. Add the non-dairy milk until mixture comes together into one large ball.
4. Let large ball sit in fridge for about 30 minutes.
5. Roll into little balls and pop back in freezer for 10 minutes.
6. Melt white chocolate in microwave while waiting for balls again.
7. Dip or drizzle balls!
I mean, super simple right!? I have a feeling this recipe is going into the snack ball rotation. Much like these 😀
- Protein Balls
- 1 cup gluten-free old-fashioned rolled oats, ground*
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 3/4 cup brown rice protein powder* (I used Sunwarrior)
- 1/3 cup peanut butter* (I used Peanut Butter & Co. White Chocolate Wonderful)
- 2 TBS raw honey (sub brown rice syrup or agave if strictly vegan)
- 1/3 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk (I used Silk Cashew Milk)
- White Chocolate Topping
- 1/4 cup Ghirardelli White Chocolate Baking Chips
- Grind rolled oats into flour using small food processor, or bullet.
- Add oat flour, almond flour, and brown rice protein powder to large bowl and gently combine.
- Add peanut butter, honey, and stir gently until mixture almost comes together.
- Add in non-dairy milk and stir until large ball of dough forms.
- Place bowl of dough in fridge for about 30 minutes to firm.
- Prepare baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.
- Once dough is slightly firm, roll dough into balls, about rounded tablespoon size, and place on lined baking sheet.
- Put baking sheet in freezer for 5 minutes.
- While the balls are in freezer, melt chocolate chips in microwave safe bowl in 10 second increments, and stir between each time until completely melted.
- Take baking sheet out of freezer and dip or drizzle balls with the white chocolate. Place back on baking sheet to let chocolate harden.
- Balls can be stored in airtight container in fridge up to 10 days fresh. They can also be stored in freezer for up to 1 month fresh.
If storing in freezer, let balls come to room temperature before eating.
*I do not recommend using whey or casein protein, as the mixture will not set well. You can most likely sub another vegan protein powder, although I have not tried this particular recipe with one.
*The white chocolate can certainly be optional. The nutrition count changes as follows > 1 Ball= Calories: 79 Carbs: 8g Fats: 3g Protein: 5g Sugars: 3g
- Serving Size: 1 Ball
- Calories: 87
- Sugar: 4
- Fat: 8
- Carbohydrates: 9
- Fiber: 1
- Protein: 5
How about you all?!
Are you a fan of the white chocolate and peanut butter combo?? What is your favorite snack ball recipe right now??
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT an affiliate of Peanut Butter & Co., nor was this post sponsored. I was just excited to try their peanut butter and wanted to share my experience with you all! The links in the recipe do include Amazon affiliate links, but that is my only affiliate here. I also only recommend products I personally use!