These are so good! I don’t use the chia seeds, but I do use the flax seed. Be sure to grind the flax seed to get the full nutritional value from it. I used a little coffee bean grinder. Great recipe!!
I use almond butter and semi-sweet chocolate chips. I only put in a couple tablespoons of honey. One thing that helped a ton was wetting my hands when forming the balls.
My husband and I love protein balls. I make them quite a bit to give us that boost of energy we need to get through our workouts or recovery afterwards. This is a great tasting and easy to make protein ball. You can mix up the additions to whatever you want. They are a great alternative to a pre-packaged granola bar. Give them a try you’ll love them.
I made this recipe without the Chia seeds. I heard they can add a bit of a sweeter taste. I’m rating this 5 stars even though I didn’t care for it because I do not like honey, but I’m going to make them again with syrup. I think this is a great recipe and very convenient for when you are on the go that you just can open the fridge and grab a bite. My husband absolutely loved This recipe.
These are great! Perfect substitute for those unhealthy cookies! I had to make a couple adjustments but they were still super good!
I make these all the time and have been asked for the recipe by multiple people! So quick and easy! I am curious on the serving size, how many is too many to eat in a day? I could snack on tons of them since they’re so yummy!
I modified a bit based on what I had in my house. I used 3/4 cup McCann’s Quick Cooking Irish Oatmeal and 1/4 cup Ezekiel 4:9 sprouted grain almond cereal (for added crunch). I also used Honey in the Rough because I don’t like the strong taste of other honeys. Added 1 teaspoon of maple syrup, a couple of yellow raisins, and because I did not have dark chocolate, used milk chocolate. These were outrageously delicious!
Brilliant recipe, made these 4 times in the last two months and we can’t get enough of them. Varied the recipe each time by using ground flaxseed, tiny chunks of 75% dark chocolate, manuka honey, almond butter mixed with peanut butter. Each variation has tasted delicious.
Best snack for when you’re craving something sweet. I always have these on hand in my fridge and one is just enough! I usually let the dough set up in the fridge for a couple hours and let it sit on the counter for about 10 minutes before rolling the balls. I spray my hands with a little cooking spray to avoid sticky fingers.
My family loved these! I made a surprise energy version by adding a chocolate covered espresso bean in the middle of the ball. I also used vanilla protein instead of chocolate and added white chocolate chips, dried berries and mini chocolate chips. These were great and did not last long. Thanks for the recipe!
I’ve made these a ton of times. I use flax seeds instead of chia seeds. I have never used protein powder because I don’t believe in that, but I do use semi sweet chocolate. But what I do is mix all the ingredients over heat. Mix everything until the chocolate has melted. Seems easier to handle and mixes everything together. Always turns out delicious.
Really good but I did not gave chocalte chips so I use extra scoop of the whey protein and added some brown sugar and extra honey. One thing to make the calls easier is you need to refrigerate first and then use an ice cream scoop to help shape them.
Love this recipe! I usually double it or triple it and freeze the extra. I pop a couple in a Ziploc bag for the kids to take as a snack for school. I do make a couple changes…
I use flax meal rather than flax seed and instead of protein powder, I use peanut butter powder. I also recommend warming the honey and peanut butter to make mixing everything together easier but then you’ll want to pop the mixture into the fridge for 30 minutes or so to get it to cool down and firm up before adding the chocolate chips and forming into balls.
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup chopped dark chocolate
2 tablespoons flax seeds
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 tablespoon chocolate-flavored protein powder, or to taste.
Stir oats, peanut butter, honey, chocolate, flax seeds, chia seeds, and protein powder together in a bowl until evenly mixed. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Scoop chilled mixture into balls. Keep cold until serving.