Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls Recipe

Craving something sweet, delicious AND healthy? I got the perfect recipe for you!

These yummy chocolate peanut butter protein balls are the perfect snack to satisfy your sweet tooth.

They are vegan and free of refined sugar + they are quick and easy to make.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls Recipe
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls Recipe

One year ago my husband and I started eating mainly plant-based food.

It was not an easy transition and it has been a bit of a rollercoaster learning how to cook for our new lifestyle. But we both agree that it’s been one of the best decisions we’ve ever made.

We have so much more energy, sleep better, and feel + look healthier too. Personally, I’ve also gotten rid of joint pain and chronic stomach cramps. And the funny thing is we never miss meat!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls Recipe
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls Recipe

I also try to limit my intake of refined sugar and that’s why I LOVE these protein balls.

They are better than any chocolate bar and I eat them happily for breakfast as well as before a workout to boost my energy.

They are loaded with protein and healthy fat and will quickly make you feel satisfied and full.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls Recipe

I always make a big batch of the protein balls and then store them in an airtight container in the fridge.

They can easily last in the fridge for up to 10 days and in the freezer for up to 1 month.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls Recipe


  • 1 can of Organic Chickpeas
  • A handfull of Cashew Nuts
  • 2-3 tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 10 juicy Dates (take the stone out)
  • 3 tbsp Shredded Coconut
  • 1 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 3-4 tbsp of RAW Cacao
  • 2-3 tbsp of Oats (can be gluten-free)
  • 1-2 tbsp of Almond Butter
  • 1 scoop of Protein Powder (I use BodyLab)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract (optional)
  • 1 pinch of Salt (to enhance the flavour of chocolate)

How To Make Protein Balls

Rinse the chickpeas under water for 5 minutes. Then add them to a food processor together with all the other ingredients.

Blend it all until smooth and thick. Not too dry and not too wet.

If the dough is too dry you can blend in more maple syrup, more peanut butter or simply add a bit of water or oat milk.

If the dough is too wet and sticky add in more oats or coconut flour.

When the dough is mixed well together put it in the fridge for 1-2 hours or until the next day. It is so much easier to roll the balls when the dough is cooled down and hardened.

I personally, prefer to roll my protein balls in shredded coconut but you can also pour a bit of melted dark chocolate over them with a spoon.

If you feel fancy or want to impress your guests, you can buy some edible gold dust and sprinkle it over the protein balls while the melted chocolate is still warm. It looks so beautiful.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls Recipe
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls Recipe
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls Recipe

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About Christina Greve

Christina Greve is an experienced Photographer, Educator & Mindset Coach with a passion for flowers, decorating & country living. She's the founder of The Lifestyle Photography Academy + The Empowered Creative Show. She provides tools, education and inspiration designed to help multi-passionate women, artists and creative souls find direction, push through self-doubt + make a living doing what they LOVE.She is known for her elegant storytelling photography and draws much of her inspiration from the Nordic countryside, travels, food and still life.Her work has been featured in numerous magazines, blogs and books worldwide. After a decade of working with psychology, Christina's passion for photography evolved into a full-time photography and coaching business.Today she runs a thriving + fast-growing international empire specializing in professional online training, motivating and engaging female photographers, designers, bloggers, makers and creatives. She has coached thousands of fabulous women from more than 40+ countries.With her Podcast "The Empowered Creative," her popular Instagram posts, and quickly sold-out workshops, Christina has become the go-to person for many creatives seeking like-minded sisterhood, real support and heartfelt encouragement.