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Protein Energy Balls

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"These energy balls are an awesome snack! They have a great balance of quick energy fuel, protein from the nuts, powdered milk, fiber, slow-burning carbs from the flour, oats, and wheat germ, and good-for-you fats! They are also filling and, best of all, absolutely delicious. They are good for about a week. Bon Appetite!"
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30 m servings 173
Original recipe yields 30 servings (30 balls)


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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Stir honey, peanut butter, powdered milk, brown rice flour, honey, coconut flour, ground oats, wheat germ, and ground almonds together in a bowl.
  3. Pour ground hazelnuts in a shallow dish. Form nut mixture into balls and roll in ground hazelnuts until coated. Place balls onto baking sheet about 1 inch apart.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes.


  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the ground hazelnuts. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.
  • Cook's Notes:
  • Balls can be eaten raw or baked for 5 minutes. Avoid baking for longer times to prevent drying out.
  • You can substitute cashew, almond, or sunflower nut butter for the peanut butter.
  • You can substitute cocoa powder for the coconut powder.
  • You can substitute whole wheat pastry flour for the brown rice flour.
  • You can substitute ground rolled wheat, spelt, barley or triticale for the ground rolled oats.
  • You can substitute ground hazelnut for pumpkin seed meal, or a mixture of ground almonds and ground hazelnuts for the ground almonds.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 173 calories; 8.9 19.8 5.9 < 1 62 Full nutrition

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I was happy to find a recipe that didn't use whey protein powder, since I didn't feel like ordering a specialty ingredient. I made a few substitutions because I didn't have some things on hand....

These are very tasty and easy to make. I added m&m and used chunky peanut butter to add texture.

I couldn’t bring myself to use all the nuts, peanut butter and honey, so I subbed 3/4 of unsweetened apple sauce, 1/4 cup of almond milk for the honey. I only used 1/2 cup of peanut butter. Also...