Holiday Protein Balls

  • These no bake protein balls are a great alternative to all the fattening sweets we tend to eat at the holidays. They’re loaded with healthy nuts, seeds and and fruits. They’re easy to make, delicious and so pretty on a holiday table. Perfect to take to a holiday dinner.

  • Ingredients for fruit balls:

    1 cup rolled oats
    1/2 cup natural unsweetened peanut butter (or almond butter)
    4-5 tablespoons honey
    2 tablespoons ground flax
    2 tablespoons chia seeds
    chopped almonds or nuts of your choice (optional)
    dried unsweetened fruits or berries of your choice (I used tart cherries, apricots, golden raisins) a handful or so of each
    1/8 teaspoon salt

    Chocolate balls

    1 cup rolled oats
    1/2 cup chocolate almond butter
    4-5 tablespoons honey
    2 tablespoons chia seeds
    2 tablespoons ground flax
    1 tablespoon cacao powder (unsweetened)
    1/4 teaspoon espresso powder (optional) (this kicks up the flavor of chocolate)
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    ground nuts (optional)
    dried tart cherries (optional)

  • Chop fruits, place in a steamer and steam for around 5 minutes. This re-hydrates the fruit and really makes the flavor pop. Set aside to cool.

  • Mix together oats, peanut butter, honey, flax and chia seeds, salt and chopped nuts.

  • Add the chopped fruit. Roll up your sleeves and mix with your hands. Taste and add more honey or nut butter if it seems too dry.

  • Chocolate Balls

    Mix together oats, almond butter, honey, chia seeds, flax, salt and ground nuts. In separate small bowl mix the cacao and espresso powder.

  • Add mixed cacao powder and cherries to large the large bowl and mix together.

  • You can roll the balls in seeds, finely chopped nuts or coconut.. Pour some seeds or nuts on a plate to roll the balls in. I rolled some of the balls in chia seeds and some in finely chopped nuts with a little coconut.

  • Roll into one inch balls. Roll in seeds or nuts if desired. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. They also freeze beautifully.

    Makes approximately 16 chocolate balls and 16 fruit balls.

    Hope you enjoy!

    Happy Holidays!


  1. Agnes says:

    Very good looking healthy alternative!

    Agnes x

  2. allie says:

    These look delish!
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