April 14, 2022

Chocolate and Peanut Protein Energy Balls

You may notice that a lot of my recipes recently have had a focus on being high in protein, but as I've been increasing the intensity of my gym workouts I've found that my body needs the extra protein. And it also needs the extra fuel. And whilst I know that a lot of what I eat will give my body what it needs (does anyone else basically live of pulses, grains and veggies, because join the club if you do!), sometimes I just need the extra snack, and these energy balls are the PERFECT little bites. I actually often have them whilst I'm getting changed in the gym - I just can't wait any longer!

protein balls in bowl on a white marbled kitchen top
Chocolate and Peanut Protein Energy Balls

Chewy, Chocolatey and Cool

These energy balls are honestly little saviours in my life. They are so good on the go, but they're also a perfect mix between gooey, chewy, nutty, chocolatey, sweet, savoury and they also have that melt-in-the-mouth ability that I adore. I don't have them every single day, as they are slightly high in natural sugars (due to the dried raisins and apricots), but whenever I need that little 'naughty' kick, these are a tasty and natural boost. It's actually got to the point where I have to hide them in my house, otherwise the rest of the family get to them before I do and they're all gone within minutes!!

I should also mention that I specifically use My Protein's Vegan Protein Blend, which is pea and bean-based, but if you have another brand that you prefer to use then this is absolutely fine - just make sure it's a chocolate flavoured one. The protein gram-count may also vary between brands, but I guarantee you that these energy balls will still be just as tasty.

bitten energy balls in front of balls in a bowl on white marbled kitchen top
Chocolate and Peanut Protein Energy Balls

Chocolate and Peanut Protein Energy Balls

These energy balls may be small, but they are mighty in terms of flavour, protein content and ability to satisfy your hunger cravings. Get ready to get your hands stuck in and dirty, because it's definitely 100% worth it!











  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 100g raisins
  • 120g dried apricots
  • 50g oats (old muesli also works!)
  • 200g chocolate protein powder (approx. 4-5 scoops worth)
  • 30g cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp runny honey


  1. In a food processor, blend together the raisins, dried apricots, ground almonds and melted coconut oil until everything has been pulsed and everything has disintegrated into a mix.
  2. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix together until fully combined.
  3. Roll the mixture into balls (these should be slightly smaller than golf balls) and place in a container. Once all the balls are rolled, place the container in the fridge and refrigerate for 1-2 hours before eating.
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Monday, August 9, 2021
Vivien Christie
this version of veggie nachos is so tasty, we have it every time we entertain family and friends. It's a staple recipe, and so easy to make, you must try it!