Protein Balls

[Gluten Free + Vegan + Sugar Free]

Kid Friendly
Dairy Free

Title: Protein Balls
Author: Britney Shawley
Recipe type: Snack
Prep time: 5 minutes 
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Serves: 14 balls

I am always looking for simple snacks to pack in Ella’s lunch that has a lot of protein. These chickpea balls are the perfect option!  Not only do they have about 9g of protein per ball, they are also delicious!!! And freeze well. So you can make a whole lot and have them on hand whenever you need them. Read comments below this recipe


1 can chickpeas (drained / rinsed)
1/3 cup oats
1/3 cup peanut butter (or almond butter or wow-butter*)
3 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
pinch salt
3/4 to 1 cup chocolate chips (or carob chips*)


Blend everything (not the chocolate chips) together. I used a hand immersion blender but you can use a magic bullet or blender or whatever you have to make it all nice and smooth. Be sure to pulse it a little bit at a time to be kind to the motor, and to scrape the side of the blender / bowl. 
Then add the “dough” to a bowl (if not in one already) and add the chocolate chips. Mix together with a spoon, then roll into 1 tbsp sized dough balls, and add to a plate or glass jar with lid and store in fridge. Enjoy 🙂

Saving Money:

I find these are super budget friendly already because of the simple ingredients! 

Quick Tips & Tools:

Medium Bowl. Blender or magic bullet or high powered hand immersion blender. 



Use Wow-butter instead of peanut or almond butter. 

Use monk fruit sweetener or stevia instead of maple syrup. 

Use carob chips!  This is what we use. They have more vitamins, minerals and help the body to absorb calcium (instead of repel it, like chocolate does). They also have zero caffeine and fiber! We get ours at Bulk Barn. 

Saving Time:

Double the batch! Store them in closed containers in the freezer for up to 3 months. 

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