Protein Balls

So Simple, So Delicious

These nutrient-dense energy balls are a great snack to help fill you up with protein, fiber and healthy fats.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin or sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, cherries, chopped apricots, etc.)
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients together (oats, seeds, chocolate chips, dried fruit, cinnamon, and salt) and stir until well-blended. 
  2. Add in the peanut butter and honey and stir until well-blended using a large spoon or spatula.
  3. Roll by hand into small golf-ball sized balls. If the balls are not sticking together enough, add a little more peanut butter and/or honey to taste.
  4. Line a large container with parchment or wax paper and place the balls into the container until ready to eat. 
  5. Storage tips: keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or the freezer for 3-4 months.
Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD

About the Recipe Author

Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD, is an integrative dietitian culinary nutrition expert with nearly two decades of experience working towards improving the health of others. She is passionate about educating others how to harness the healing power of food and healthful lifestyle changes.