Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Skinny jean season is right around the corner so in lieu of eating chocolate peanut butter ice cream every day, I have created rich, chewy and delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls. Full of protein, fiber and nutrients, they are the perfect pre or post-workout snack.  Even better? I promise they will nip your chocolate peanut butter craving right in the bud.

Bananas are one of my son’s favorite snacks and as a result, we always seem to have them in the house. Perhaps it’s the inner-hoarder in me but I am always buying a few more than we need which results in perfectly ripe leftover bananas each week.

Secretly, I am thrilled, because ripe bananas are one of my favorite ways to naturally sweeten oatmeal, smoothies, muffins and more.

Here are a few of my favorite recipes using leftover bananas:

Whole Wheat Banana Walnut Muffins
Pumpkin Banana Oatmeal
Blueberry Oat Protein Pancakes
Carrot Apple Ginger Green Smoothie

Your ripe bananas are waiting.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 12
  • Serving size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 60
  • Fat: 2.1 g
  • Saturated fat: .3 g
  • Unsaturated fat: 1.8 g
  • Trans fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.5 g
  • Sugar: 2.1 g
  • Sodium: 10 mg
  • Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 3.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Recipe type: Snack
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Chewy and delicious balls of energy full of protein and fiber to keep you full between meals and give you a pre or post-workout boost.
  1. Mash banana in a medium bowl and add in cocoa powder, peanut butter, flax, protein powder and a pinch of sea salt.
  2. Continue to mash with fork until all ingredients are fully combined. (May seem dry at first but keep mashing!)
  3. Stir in oats using a rubber spatula to combine edges of the bowl.
  4. Using a small ice cream scooper or two teaspoons, form into 12 balls and place on a plate lined with wax paper.
  5. Refrigerate 30 minutes or up to 3 days covered with plastic wrap.



  1. says

    I have got to make these Liz. I’m dying for something sweet at night, and if I give in it opens up the door to some (bad) late night snacking. The key for me is portion control…these would be perfect for that!


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