Easy no bake peanut butter and jelly protein bites made with peanut butter, dried strawberries, oats and chocolate chips. 80 calories and 4 grams of protein each!
Protein powder can add a different texture and flavor to some recipes but not in this one! These peanut butter and jelly protein balls are so delicious! I made four batches in the past week to make sure the recipe is spot on and no one’s mad about it!
These little bites contain a good amount of protein, taste delicious and work great for breakfast, an afternoon treat or as a pre or post-workout snack. I’ve been eating them for all of the above. They also take almost no time to make – I like to make a batch while doing my food prep on Sunday so I have a portable snack for the rest of the week.
Ingredients in Peanut Butter Protein Balls
- old fashioned oats
- vanilla protein powder
- creamy peanut butter – You can definitely swap in a different seed or nut butter here.
- unsweetened apple sauce
- organic freeze-dried strawberries – I hadn’t done much baking or cooking with freeze-dried fruit before but I loved the berry flavor and crunchy texture of these freeze-dried strawberries! Bonus points for having less sugar than most regular dried fruit.
- honey or maple syrup
- mini chocolate chips – I love the EnjoyLife dark chocolate chips which are dairy-free.
Making and Storing Protein Balls
No kitchen equipment is needed for these balls! Just a couple bowls and some arm strength. 😉 Mix the oats, protein powder, strawberries and chocolate chips together in a small bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the peanut butter,…