These Almond Butter Protein Balls are a gluten-free, no-bake snack recipe that’s great to have on hand for a busy afternoon or to help refuel post-workout!
Just popping in to share a quick snack idea with you guys! I wasn’t originally going to share these because they’re similar to my No Bake Protein Bars, but the whole reason I made these was because I didn’t have any oats, so I thought I’d share this version after all because I like the way they turned out. They’re gluten-free and if you use a plant-based protein powder, they can be dairy-free as well.
I originally made them as bars, but they were a bit too sticky and not quite firm enough for my liking. However, since they tasted good, I made a few adjustments in a second batch and turned them into balls instead, which worked out perfectly!
Lately I’ve been loving almond butter over peanut butter but feel free to use whatever nut butter you like. I used seeds as mix-ins instead of nuts because they tend to be smaller, which makes it easier for the balls to stick together. If you want to use nuts, I’d just recommend chopping them up!
Here’s what you need:Print
Almond Butter Protein Balls
An easy, no-bake snack idea that’s easy to customize with your favorite mix-ins.
- Yield: 20-24 1x
- 3.5 cups Chex cereal
- 1 cup seeds (I used a mix of pumpkin, sunflower & chia seeds)
- 1/3 cup raisins (or your favorite dried fruit)
- 2/3 cup protein powder (I used vanilla)
- 1 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- Crush the chex in a large bowl with your hands. They don’t have to all be crushed but most pieces should be fairly small.
- Add the seeds, protein powder and dried fruit and stir to combine.
- Add almond butter and honey and use your hands to mix well and combine. (Note- if your almond butter isn’t very liquidy, you might want to microwave it first).
- Form mixture in balls, squeezing firmly to help them keep their shape.
- If you find you have a little of the mixture left at the end that won’t stick together, just add a little more almond butter.
- Store in the fridge.
Feel free to use chopped nuts instead of seeds, just make sure they’re chopped fairly small.[br]Use whatever nut or seed butter you prefer.[br]If you need your snack to be gluten-free, make sure your protein powder is gluten-free.
I’ve only made them with vanilla protein powder but definitely try them with your favorite flavor!
Store them in the fridge and grab a few for a mid-afternoon snack or toss some in your gym bag to help refuel after a workout!
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