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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Balls Recipe

Healthy cookie dough? Sign us up! These chocolate chip cookie dough protein balls are the perfect post-workout snack. They’re grain-free, dairy-free, vegan, and can be made with just five ingredients! Plus, they feature vanilla protein powder, giving each ball a whopping five grams of protein. Try different nut butter variations such as peanut or macadamia to match your palate’s preference.

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Photo by Lee Hersh 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Balls Recipe

Yields 18 balls

Prep time: 10 minutes


2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1 cup almond meal
1/2 cup nut butter (we used almond butter)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup dairy-free mini chocolate chips


  1. Place protein powder and almond meal in a medium-size bowl and mix.
  2. Then, add in nut butter and maple syrup and mix again. At this point the batter should be just like cookie dough.
  3. Finally, add in chocolate chip and mix one last time. Using a tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop out dough into your palms and roll into balls. Repeat.

Photo by Lee Hersh 

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