Peanut Butter & Jelly Protein Bites

Peanut Butter & Jelly Protein Bites

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!

Bowl of peanut butter and jelly protein bites made with oats, dried strawberries, and chocolate chips.

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.

Bowl of peanut butter and jelly protein balls made with chocolate chips.

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.

Hand holding a peanut butter and jelly protein ball.

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,…

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