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Cookie Dough Protein Balls

Niky @ The House on Silverado
These easy, no-bake Cookie Dough Energy Balls make a great healthy snack or grab & go breakfast. Each ball contains nearly 9 grams of protein, and tastes like you're eating cookie dough!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16 balls
Calories 165 kcal


  • Food Processor


  • 1 can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup peanut butter or nut butter of your choice
  • 2 TBSP honey
  • ½ cup oats processed until fine
  • cup mini chocolate chips
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract I like Watkins
  • 1 TBSP chia seeds
  • 2 scoops protein powder I used Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides


  • Drain and rinse chickpeas. Place on a paper towel and dry off.
    If some of the skins start to come off, peel off and discard them. This will help the cookie dough have a better texture.
  • Add oats to a food processor and blend until a fine texture. Alternately, you could use oat flour, which has already been ground for you.
  • Add chickpeas, nut butter, honey, vanilla, chia seeds, protein powder and cinnamon to the food processor with the oats. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Add chocolate chips and pulse a few times, just until incorporated.
  • Roll into 1″ balls.
    Can be served immediately, or stored in a zippered storage bag in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days.
    For longer storage, place in the freezer. Thaw at room temp for 15 minutes before eating.


  • Oat flour can be subbed for the ground oatmeal.  I always have old-fashioned oats in my cupboard though, and since the food processor is already out for this recipe, it's just as easy to grind my own!
  • Because this recipe uses ground oats or oat flour, it is safe to eat raw. Oatmeal/oat flour has been heat-treated prior to packaging, making it ready-to-eat.  For this reason, do not sub regular all-purpose flour in this recipe.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be viewed as an estimate. Ingredients can vary and The House on Silverado makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.


Serving: 1ballCalories: 165kcalCarbohydrates: 19.3gProtein: 8.7gFat: 6.7gSaturated Fat: 1.8gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 25mgPotassium: 241mgFiber: 4.5gSugar: 6.8gCalcium: 33mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Freezer Meals, Grab and Go, Make-ahead
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