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The Best Almond Butter Protein Balls – No-Bake!

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These Almond Butter Protein Balls are a family favorite snack! This easy, no-bake recipe is also fun to make with children. It only has 6 ingredients. The chocolate almond butter protein balls are crunchy and delicious, full of almond butter, oats, crunchy brown rice cereal, and chocolate M&M flavor.

Almond Protein balls with M'M's.

This simple almond protein ball is a fun, healthy treat when you need a mid-morning pick-me-up or an easy snack to satisfy your sweet tooth! If you are on a gluten-free diet, keeping gluten-free snacks handy is a must! This is a budget-friendly recipe you can make time and time again. You might also enjoy our simple, no-bake Peanut Butter Bliss Balls and Creamy Peanut Butter Powder Smoothie!

We have lots of kids around the house and enjoy making these energy-bite balls as a fun activity. You can get the kids involved by laying out all the ingredients, and everyone can roll their own energy ball and top it with their favorite toppings. Coconut, ground peanuts, chocolate chips and M&M’s are our favorites! I recommend making a double batch!

What you’ll love about this recipe:


  • FUN TO MAKE WITH KIDS
  • LOTS OF ALMOND BUTTER PROTEIN
  • GLUTEN-FREE
  • TASTES LIKE A CHEWY GRANOLA BAR
  • CRUNCHY AND CHOCOLATY

Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this delicious almond protein ball:

Ingredients

M&M’S Minis Milk Chocolate Candy, Family Size, 16.9 oz Resealable Bulk Candy Bag
  • Contains one (1) 16.9-ounce resealable family size bulk candy bag of M&M’s Mini Milk Chocolate Candy Assortment
  • Bring family together with the taste of real milk chocolate covered in colorful candy shells
  • Use this resealable bag to fill candy dishes around the house with these milk chocolates to give your loves ones a sweet pick me up
  • Having a family movie night? Pass around this family size bag of M&M’S Minis chocolate candy as a sweet treat
  • Make, bake and decorate together by adding the delicious taste of M&M’S Minis to baked dessert recipes and frozen ice cream treats

Ingredient Notes

  • We used Bob’s Mill Certified Quick Oats. You can also pulse old-fashioned oats in a high-speed blender until they have the texture of quick oats.
  • We used all-natural Organic Almond Butter.
  • If you do not have Brown Rice Krispies, you can substitute oats or ground flaxseed
  • You can also use a Dye Free Chocolate Candy like Unreal or Choco Yums.

How To Make Almond Butter Protein Balls- Step by Step

  1. In a large mixing bowl mix Creamy Almond Butter with Honey until combined
  2. Add Oats and Rice Krispies and mix until combined
  3. Add mini M&M’s or Mini Chocolate Chips
  4. Use a tablespoon or small spring-loaded cookie scoop to form small protein balls.
  5. Place in small paper truffle cups
  6. Refrigerate or freeze
Almond Butter Balls

Tips


Tips

  • We store our almond protein balls in the freezer so a gluten-free snack is always ready!

Storage

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. We also freeze ours, so an oatball snack is always available! You can store in a ziplock bag or sturdy covered container.

Additions and Substitutions

This recipe can be made with peanut butter, cashew butter, or tahini. Sunbutter is also a great choice if you are on a nut-free diet.

Frequently Asked Questions about Almond Butter Energy Bites

Can I use protein powder in my Almond Energy Balls Recipe?

You can add protein powder, ground flaxseed or collagen powder to your energy ball recipe.

I hope you loved this Almond Butter Protein Balls Recipe. If you make it, leave a 5-star rating so I know you liked it!

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Almond Butter protein Balls with M&M's
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The best Almond Butter Protein Balls are a family favorite snack! This easy no-bake recipe is so much fun to make with your kids. This recipe only has 6 ingredients. The protein balls are full of almond butter and chocolate flavor, crunchy and absolutely delicious! 

  • Author: Sherie Friedlander
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 Minutes
  • Total Time: 15 Minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Category: No-Bake
  • Method: Stir
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

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  • 1 and 1/3 Cups Natural Almond Butter – use all natural creamy almond butter
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 1 and 1/2 Cups Certified Gluten-Free Quick Oats – (regular if you are not gluten-free)
  • 1/2 cup Brown Rice Crispies
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 cup Mini M&M’s or Mini Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Mix Creamy Almond Butter with Honey until combined
  2. Add Oats and Rice Krispies and mix until combined
  3. Add mini M&M’s or Mini Chocolate Chips
  4. Use a tablespoon or small cookie spring-loaded scoop to form small protein balls.
  5. Place in small paper truffle cups
  6. Refrigerate or freeze

Notes

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. We also freeze ours, so an oatball snack is always available!

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One Comment

  1. These little guys are amazing. The right balance of sweetness and the right size for a healthy snack for my kids. They were fun to make and I put them is the freezer for a perfect after school snack for my kids!






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