It was an all time favorite growing up, and undoubtedly still a favorite today – the peanut butter & jelly. I can’t help but love the sweetness from the jelly and saltiness of the peanut butter, it has the perfect balance and never seems to disappoint. Whether your more of an almond butter and raspberry jam type, or the classic peanut butter and grape jelly fan, I think we can all agree that fruit spreads + nut butters are a winning combo.

Since we love PB&J’s so much around here, I thought I would try out a protein version of a classic recipe. I wanted to make something that was simple, full of protein and fiber, and could easily be taken on the go. After contemplating cookies or balls – we went with a no bake protein ball recipe!

They are chewy, nutty, sweet, and most importantly – healthy! These have 0 grams of added sugars (yes, even in the jelly!) and are packed with protein and natural sources of fiber. These are perfect for a pre/post workout snack or even for a healthy dessert. I hope you love them as much as we do!

Peanut Butter & Jelly Protein Balls

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What You Will Need

  • For the Super Seed Base: 1 and 1/2 cup of oats, 1/3 cup of flax seeds, 1/4 cup of chia seeds
  • For the Protein: 1 scoop (30g) of protein powder {we chose this strawberry!}, 2 tbsp. collagen peptides *optional, and 1/4 cup of crushed almonds
  • For the Bind: 1/4 cup of all natural peanut butter, 1 tsp. coconut oil,  2 tbsp. honey, 1/4 cup of water
  • Topping: No sugar added jelly

Start by measuring out all of your dry ingredients and combining them in a large bowl.

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In a separate bowl, combine your peanut butter, coconut oil, and honey. Microwave for 10 seconds and mix thoroughly.

Add your peanut butter mixture into the dry ingredients and blend until everything is evenly incorporated. You will still have a dry base and that is okay! – carefully fold in your water, and mix until a smooth and sticky consistency has formed.

Pat or roll your mixture into 1 and 1/2 inch balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Once balls are rolled, place in the fridge for at least 20 minutes before adding on the toppings

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For your jelly topping, it’s important to use a jelly without any added sugars. We want to keep this recipe as healthy as possible and sometimes hidden sugars can easily sneak in. The topping is super simple, all you need to do is heat up about 3 tbsp. of jelly and pour it over your protein balls! Be careful when microwaving, jelly does melt fast!

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After drizzling your protein bites with jelly, I would suggest putting them back into the fridge before serving. At cooler temperatures, the jelly keeps that nice glaze texture, rather than becoming too gooey!

{ Nutrition Information – Makes 12 protein balls: 125 calories, 8 grams of protein, and 3 grams of fiber }

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