These simple 5-ingredient quinoa peanut butter cup protein balls make a delicious snack that is easy and full of healthy fats and plant protein! Prep them this weekend to snack on all week! (vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free)
I haven’t really been into the protein ball (or snack bite/protein bite/energy bite/whatever you want to call them) trend yet. To be quite honest, I don’t really do anything that I need that much energy in a single bite. Yoga just isn’t that strenuous.
I’m more of a ‘sit down and eat a snack on a plate‘ kind of person. But lately, there has just been no time in the day, and sometimes this lady just needs to eat something now before the hanger sets in. For these times, I’ve been loving these simple 5-ingredient quinoa peanut butter cup protein balls.
These little quinoa protein balls are so delicious. They taste just like a peanut butter cup, but are made with only 5 simple ingredients. I love the texture that cooked quinoa gives to these little bites. I almost always have some cooked quinoa in my refrigerator, so these bites are the perfect use for it. They’re so soft and fluffy, with a sweet chocolate drizzle – irresistible! These little bites are perfect for meal prepping on the weekend so that you have snacks ready to go all week.
Peanut butter cup quinoa protein balls are super nutritious, too. They are loaded with healthy fat, fiber, and plant protein, making them the perfect little snack to satisfy your hunger in a hurry! To up the protein content, you can also add a scoop of your favorite protein powder (I like Vital Proteins collagen powder.)
You can also pop one of these bites as a healthier dessert alternative. It’s the perfect little something to satisfy your after-dinner sweet tooth if you’re like me and Mr. Table and just need something sweet in the evening.
If you’re hesitant to jump on the protein ball train, try these easy quinoa peanut butter cup protein balls. They might just convert you!Print
Quinoa Peanut Butter Cup Protein Balls
These peanut butter cup quinoa energy bites make a delicious snack that is easy and full of healthy fats and plant protein! Prep them this weekend to snack on all week! (vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free)
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: about 15 1x
- Category: snack
- 1 cup cooked quinoa*
- 1/4 cup chia seeds*
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips (vegan/dairy-free if necessary)
- Stir together all ingredients except for chocolate chips.
- Scoop mixture by the tablespoon and roll into balls. Place on parchment to set.
- In a microwave-safe dish, melt chocolate chips by microwaving at 30-second intervals, stirring in between until smooth. Drizzle over quinoa balls.
- Place balls in the refrigerator to set. Once the chocolate is hardened, store balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Keywords: snacks, vegetarian