Chocolate Protein Balls {No Bake}

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These No Bake Protein Balls are oh so yummy, but the best part is, they are loaded with protein and fiber and actually good for you!

No Bake Protein Balls

Just wait until you get a taste of these No Bake Protein Balls. Unlike regular chocolates or cookies that are overloaded with sugar and make you feel sluggish, these Protein Balls are loaded with ingredients that will give you more energy. They make a great post workout treat. They’re perfect for sending in school lunches. Need something for a quick after school snack? These are a great option.

Secret Ingredient — Shhhh!

There are several things that make these protein balls a healthy, tasty treat. One of them is the secret ingredient: Garbonzo Beans. That’s right. But don’t be scared. Honestly you can’t even taste the garbanzo beans. The garbanzo beans actually give these No Bake Protein Balls the perfect consistency, and they have great healthy benefits like protein, fiber, iron, and zinc.

Kid Tested and Approved

My kids are crazy about these Protein Packed Chocolate Truffles and it’s great to have a yummy treat to give them that I can feel good about. They love helping to make them too, its fun to roll them into little balls and roll them around in the powdered sugar. And unlike cookie dough, it is totally ok to sneak tastes of the mix.

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Chocolate Protein Balls (No Bake)

5 from 3 votes
These Chocolate Protein Balls (No Bake) are oh so yummy, but the best part is, they are loaded with protein and fiber and actually good for you!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Refrigeration 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • Food Processor



  • After thoroughly rinsing the garbanzo beans, place the beans between several layers of paper towels and start smashing them. You want to try and smash and squeeze as much liquid as you can out of them.
  • Add the smashed garbanzo beans to a food processor or blender, then blend until they become a paste. Add the honey, cocoa, salt, and coconut and blend them in until completely combined.
  • Pour contents into a medium size bowl and stir in the peanut butter.
  • Place bowl in the fridge to firm up the mix for about 30 minutes
  • Roll mix into rounded tablespoon sized balls and place back into fridge for another 30 minutes.
  • Roll balls lightly in powdered sugar. You could also roll in cocoa powder, chopped nuts, or coconut.
  • Keep in fridge in a sealed container for up to two weeks.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 288kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 9gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 152mgPotassium: 306mgFiber: 5gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 10IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 2mg

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Emily Walker

Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

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  1. Do these work OK without coconut? My friend is seriously allergic to it and I don’t want to eat them all to myself (because I can totally see myself doing that!)

    1. We haven’t made them without the coconut before so I can’t tell you for sure. You may want to substitue chopped almonds or something instead for consistency’s sake. Hope this helps!

  2. 5 stars
    These look and sound totally amazing.
    Can’t wait to give them a try.
    Surprised to see that you don’t cook them.
    Thanks for the recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    Hello!! I made your protein packed choc truffles and they are DELISH. I was looking for the nutritional values for these babies but couldn’t find it. Do you have those values? Looking forward to your reply. Thanks a bunch, Vikki