Chocolate Chip Protein Balls

Holiday Chocolate Chip Protein Balls

December 15, 2023

These chocolate chip protein balls are a healthy holiday appetizer that gives all year round as a high protein snack or appetizer.

Have you ever found those snacks that you just can’t get enough of? The ones that you keep reaching for more or that you never get sick of? I definitely have, and these protein balls are one of those!

Not only do these taste delicious, but they also have so many great ingredients, and even better, you can adjust them to fit your needs and wants. Overall, the base ingredients will be the same, but changing out something here or there can add a whole new level of flavor.

How to Make Protein Balls

First, you will start out with your base, which will include, oats, ground flax and a protein powder. Depending on what your overall flavor is will change what kind of protein powder flavor you will use. For this recipe we are going to use chocolate.

Then you will add, the coconut flakes, honey, vanilla, salt, chia seed, peanut butter, and chocolate chips.

Mix well and scoop into bite sized pieces. Place into the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Plate them and here is your high protein appetizer. To make them look a little fancier you can dust the top with powdered sugar.

These chocolate chip protein balls are definitely a crowd pleaser, are you ready to wow your friends and family?

Holiday Chocolate Chip Protein Balls

Recipe by: Amy Roskelley of Health Beet
Servings 16 Balls
Prep Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup Shredded Coconut (Can toast if desired)
  • 1/2 cup Ground Flax Seed
  • 1 Scoops Chocolate Protein Powder or vanilla (30 grams)
  • 1/4 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 2 Tbsp Pure Maple Syrup
  • 2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Dash Salt


  1. Stir together Oats, ground flax, protein powder, coconut, salt. After mixing together add the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Roll into balls (about 1 1/2 tablespoons each), place in fridge for at least 30 minutes and serve.

Nutritional Info

Calories 158; Carbohydrates 17 grams; Fat 9 grams; Protein 5 grams

Amy Roskelley is a health & fitness professional and owner of Health Beet

Chocolate Chip Protein Balls
Amy Roskelley


Amy Roskelley is a health & fitness professional with a Bachelors of Science in Community Health from BYU. She is a Certified Personal Trainer (ACE), Certified Personal Chef (IAP), and Certified as a Nutrition & Wellness Consultant (AFPA). She is the founder of the health and fitness blog, Health Beet and the creator of many low calorie recipes author of weight loss books. Read more articles by Amy!
Recipe Disclaimer: If you have specific dietary restrictions, allergies or a nutrition plan that you are following, make sure to read the ingredient list prior to consumption. All information on is intended for informational purposes only. The information is not intended to be a replacement or substitute for consultation with a qualified medical professional. Please contact a medical professional with any questions and concerns.