These peanut butter brownie balls are DELISH. Think, little bites of brownie batter but made with whole-food ingredients, they’re lower in sugar, and full of protein!


I love a no-bake treat. They’re perfect when you just want something quick and easy to throw together and they’re great out of the freezer! They’re decadent, while being made with healthy ingredients, are high in protein, and will keep you more satiated than a typical brownie!

What is in the Peanut Butter Brownie Balls?

Protein Powder: I use Macro Mike because their flavors are amazing and adds the perfect flavor/sweetness to the recipe! But use whatever protein you LOVE. I have a discount code for Macro Mike if you do want to check them out – “amb-dani”.

Maple Syrup: This will be the sweetener in the recipe, while also acting as a binder. You can sub any sticky sweetener.

Almond Flour: This will also make up the base of the recipe, along side the protein powder. It adds a light, fluffy texture to the recipe. If you can’t consume almonds, feel free to sub with any other nut or seed flour! To make sunflower seed flour, blend sunflower seeds in a food processor until a flour like consistency and use as you would almond flour!

Cacao powder: this adds the chocolate flavor to the recipe. I also love that it’s packed with antioxidants!

Chocolate chips: Because everything is better with chocolate chunks! I use Hu Kitchen to keep these refined sugar-free! Discount code: Danishealthyeats

How to make Peanut butter Brownie Balls:

1, Add everything to a food process or mix together in a bowl.

2. Drop by spoonfuls onto a lined cookie sheet (I use a cookie scoop).

3. Freeze, so they firm up. Optional – dip in chocolate & top with sea salt before freezing!

Peanut Butter Brownie Protein Balls

These peanut butter brownie balls are gluten and refined sugar-free, vegan, high in protein, and SO DECADENT. They make a great meal prep snack or treat!
Prep Time 10 minutes
set time 2 hours
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 bites


  • 3/4 cup almond or cashew butter
  • 1/4 cup chocolate protein powder
  • 1/4 cup almond flour *more as needed
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 2-4 tbsp milk, of choice *as needed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch sea salt


  • Note: Different protein powders create different textures. Add more almond flour/milk as needed.
  • Add all ingredients to a large bowl, mixing well until dough forms.
  • If your mixture is too dry, add in 1 tbsp of milk extra at a time, until it creates a dough that sticks together but isn't sticky to your fingers. You'll want it to be the texture of edible cookie dough!
  • Taste & adjust as needed (more maple, sea salt, etc). Fold in the chocolate chips & nuts, if using.
  • Use a cookie scoop or roll into balls & place in the freezer to firm up!
  • You can also dunk them in melted chocolate & top with sea salt if you’re feeling extra fancy!


Store in the freezer and allow to thaw a few minutes before enjoying!
Keyword almond butter, Almond Flour, bites, cacao powder, Chocolate, Chocolate Chip, crunch, Dessert, easy, high protein, No-Bake, peanuts, Snack

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