No-Bake Chocolate Protein Balls

I’m not sure if there are enough words to describe just how much I love these little bites of goodness! Seriously, they are just simply divine! I have to confess, I love them so much I have to hide a stash in the back of the refrigerator so everyone doesn’t eat them! I know, I’m a horrible person. Anyway, these are so amazingly delicious! I originally saw a recipe on which inspired me to make my own versions. They are perfect for a pre-workout or afternoon pick-me-up snack and definitely good enough to satisfy your sweet tooth as a desert.  They are loaded with protein, omega 3’s, and natural glucose for energy. And what makes them even better is they take only minutes to make and no baking!  

No Bake Chocolate Protein Balls 

  • 1 C. Medjool dates – pitted
  • 2/3 C. nuts of choice (I usually use almonds or peanuts)
  • 2/3 C. coconut flakes
  • 2/3 C. ground flaxseed
  • 2 scoops protein powder
  • 4 TBSP cacao powder
  • 1 C. homemade nut butter of choice (I usually use peanut, almond or cashew.. or a mix)
  • extra ground flaxseed and shredded coconut for rolling (about 1-2 TBSP each)

Put all ingredients in food processor and blend for a few minutes until it looks like a crumbly dough. Once finished, roll into about 1′ size balls.  Roll in the combined flaxseed and coconut. Store in the refrigerator.

** Try these other amazing variations**

Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Balls : Use the same ingredients as listed above, however omit the coconut flakes and add in 1/2 C. – 3/4 C. pure pumpkin puree and a small handful of chocolate chips or cacao nibs. Mix in food processor… the mixture will be more “fudge-like”.  Roll into balls and roll in shredded coconut.  Store in refrigerator.



 Chocolate Cherry Chia Protein Balls:

  • 1 C. raw cashews
  • 1/4 C. orange juice
  • 1 C. Medjool dates – pitted
  • 1 C. dried cherries
  • 2 tsp. chia seeds
  • 2 scoops of protein powder of choice
  • 4 TBSP dark 100% cacao powder
  • 1 C. quinoa flakes
  • * unsweetened shredded coconut for rolling

Put cashews and orange juice in food processor and blend for approximately 3-4 minutes. Put remaining ingredients in food processor and blend until all combined & looks like a fudge-like dough. Once finished, roll into about 1′ size balls. Roll in the coconut. Store in the refrigerator.


They say that variety is the spice of life,right? So I thought these would be great as a bar. I needed a clean crust recipe and found the perfect one to complement the mixture at  They came out fantastic … give them a try!

Crust Recipe

  • 1  1/4 C. almond flour
  • 3 TBSP coconut flour
  • 1/2 C. pitted Medjool dates – chopped
  • 2 tsp. water or as needed


Step 1.
Lightly spray a 9 x 9 Baking dish with non-stick spray or line with parchment paper & set aside.

Step 2.
Combine the flours and dates in food processor until ground down. Add water starting with one teaspoon. Pulse to combine. Add the second teaspoon if needed so the mixture holds together.

Step 3. 
Pour mixture into prepared dish and with a large, flat spatula press down firmly and evenly. Set aside.

Step 4.  
Prepare Chocolate Protein Ball recipe listed above. Instead of rolling into balls, put mixture over top of the prepared crust and press down evenly and firmly all around. Sprinkle the flaxseed/ coconut mixture on top and place in refrigerator to firm up. Cut into bars and enjoy!



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