Chocolate Chip Cookie Protein Balls
Chocolate Chip Cookie Protein Balls


I wasn’t going to make Chocolate Chip Protein Balls for National Chocolate Chip Day but after my husband devoured the raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cookies I decided to whip some up instead of making another batch of the cookies. They will also make a good snack for my oldest at track in field day at school. I feel like I have been making chocolate chip cookies all week, good for me that they are healthy versions and small batches!


Chocolate Chip Cookie Protein Balls

Makes 12-15 balls

1/2 c raw cashews

1/2 c gluten free oats

2 TBSP toasted unsweetened coconut (used Let’s Do Organic Organic Shredded Coconut)

2 TBSP ground flax (optional)

1 scoop vanilla protein powder (used Vega Sport Performance Protein, Vanilla)

½ c pitted dates

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 Tbsp almond butter

¼ c water

2 TBSP chocolate chips, cacao nibs, or carob chips


In a food processor grind cashews and oats into a fine powder. Add toasted coconut, flax, and protein powder and pulse to combine. Add dates, vanilla, almond butter, and water and process until mixture comes together into a dough. Remove mixture from food processor and add chocolate. Roll into balls, I made mine pretty big and got 12. Store in the refrigerator or freezer until ready to enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Protein Balls