No Bake Protein Energy Balls

  • Servings : 14
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 0m
  • Ready In : 1:5 h

If you love no-bake healthy snacks then you will love these power balls! They are literally bursting with goodness (lots of protein & soluble fibre) and taste incredible!


I made a version with protein powder (use NIC15 for 15% off!) in the video above, along with regular peanut butter, but have also included a recipe without protein powder below too (scroll down for it!) – I actually used nuts ‘n more peanut butter in that version .. you can check out my full review of that [here] but you can use any type of nut butter (NB nuts ‘n more isn’t vegan!).


I have to say a huge thank you to MacroMitch for inspiring this recipe.. it was great meeting you Mitch at BodyPower!!




  • 60g protein powder*
  • 80g jumbo oats**
  • 1 ripe banana**
  • 20g nut butter***
  • 30g raisins/cranberries/sultanas

*I used Sativa Protein in the video which is a plant based, vegan protein but as I am not personally vegan I also use whey protein (made from milk) such as Protein Dynamix (use NIC20 for 20% off)

**As Sativa is quite a ‘dry’ protein powder I used a large ripe banana.. for other protein powders use a small ripe banana – you can always add more banana, nut butter or even milk if the mixture seems dry after mixing (or add more protein powder/oats if the mixture seems too sticky or wet!).

***For a lighter alternative to the nut butter use 2 tbsp powdered peanut butter mixed with 1 tbsp water/milk.


Protein Balls No Bake


Step 1

Peel & mash the banana before adding the peanut butter (I found that if you heat these two in a pan first it makes adding the other ingredients a lot easier!).

Step 2

Add the oats and protein powder and mix well, then stir in your dried fruit.

Step 3

Use your hands to shape the mixture into a big dough ball (check out the video for what I mean!) before breaking off pieces the size of a small golf ball and rolling it into a ball shape.

Step 4

Place the protein balls on a plate lined with baking paper and repeat until all of the mixture has gone (I challenge you not to have a nibble!!).. I made 14.

Step 5

Place in the fridge for an hour before enjoying or store in an air tight container in the fridge :)

Peanut butter balls

… And here’s the recipe without using protein powder!

Ingredients: 1/4 cup (75g nut butter e.g. nuts ‘n more), 1 large ripe banana, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 cup (90g oats), 1 tsp cinnamon & 1/2 cup (75g) chopped nuts.

Method: 1) Combine the nut butter, banana & vanilla in a pan and heat before removing and adding the oats, cinnamon & nuts 2) Mix well & roll the mixture into balls 3) Freeze fore 30 minutes 4) Enjoy/store in the fridge!

Makes 16 balls: 83 Kcal, 3g protein, 5g fat & 7g carbs each.


Peanut butter balls



P.S If you liked this recipe then you may like my other peanut butter recipes too!! 



UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who sends me pictures of my recipes on Twitter & Facebook - here are a selection!!

Protein balls

Protein balls

No bake nut butter bites

Above: Protein powder free power balls.. some rolled in desiccated coconut!

Peanut Butter Balls

Protein Power Balls


*Sativa provided me with the protein to use in this recipe. I do not promote products mentioned over others. This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read my disclaimer page for more information as well as for my view point on using protein powders.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    57 Kcal
  • Carbs

  • Protein

  • Fat


Recipe Comments

Comments (4)

  1. posted by Pete on September 2, 2014

    Just tried these my mixture was sticky even after adding more oat/protein!! In fridge now!! Was bit messy!!!! Mixture taste awsome tho!!!

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on September 4, 2014

      Oh really! I think it depends on the protein powder – we used Sativa (vegan one) which can be dry – use a smaller banana next time! xx

  2. posted by Sarah on January 4, 2015

    Hi, I really want to try these but I’m allergic to peanuts! What could I use as a substitute?


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