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Chocolate Oat Balls Recipe (Vegan, High Protein)

These chocolate oat balls are high in vegan protein and are simple to prep for a weekly snack! These energy balls are great for a pre-workout boost, and contain plant-based protein and antioxidants.

I love making a batch of these on the weekend, and enjoying ready-made treats throughout the week. They are SO yummy, loaded with good-for-you ingredients, and couldn’t be easier to make.

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We’ve been loving making energy bites lately, and these chocolate oat balls are our new favorite!  These little bites are easy to make, and taste just like no bake brownies. You won’t believe these little guys are so good!  With added fiber from the oats and anti-oxidants from the cacao powder, these are a sweet treat made with good-for-you ingredients.

These bites are high in fiber, and protein, making them a great snack to keep you full until your next meal. They have just a touch of sweetness, and no refined sugar at all. A great snack or dessert when you want a better midnight snack.

These Chocolate Oat Balls Are

  • Rich
  • Sweet
  • Tasty
  • Chocolate-y
  • Loaded with Whole Ingredients
  • An Easy No-Bake Recipe
  • Great for Dessert, a Snack, or a Treat! 
  • Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free
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One of the Best Pantry Staple Treats

This chocolate oat balls with cacao powder recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple meal!  It uses many staple ingredients kept in a dry pantry or cupboards – most of which you may already have on hand. Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and tasty meals using a few staples you can rotate.  

I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep stocked. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staples here.  By stocking up on whole ingredients you can cook delicious desserts without a trip to the store!

What’s In These Chocolate Oat Energy Balls?

I get fresh produce from my garden and from Misfits Market– they sell fantastic fruit, vegetables, & pantry staples at a discounted price. We get Misfit boxes every other week and love picking out favorite produce for delivery. Get $10 off your first box here!

  • Quick Oats – great for easy desserts and instant oatmeal in the mornings!
  • Almond Flour or Almond Meal – You can buy pre-ground almond flour online here (I make a wicked pie crust out of them!) or you can use any leftovers from making nut milk for a great no-waste recipe.
  • Chocolate Protein Powder – I love this chocolate protein powder which has a whopping 30 grams of protein per serving!  It’s vegan and gluten free too, and tastes great in recipes like this or in creamy thick smoothies.
  • Cacao Powder: this unsweetened cacao powder is a great addition to this sauce. Make sure you use a raw cacao powder and not sweetened baking cocoa… it makes a huge difference.
  • Peanut Butter, or almond butter, unsalted and unsweetened.
  • Agave Syrup:  I really like using this raw organic agave syrup because it’s a sustainable sweetener, plus it’s an inexpensive natural sweetener so I always keep a few of these bottles in my pantry.
  • Ground Flaxseeds: I always add a scoop in my oatmeal for a little extra nutritional punch!  This flaxseed meal has a wonderful nutty flavor too.  Flaxseeds have a ton of benefits, so add a scoop to breakfasts, lunches, or smoothies!
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Water
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How Do I Make Vegan Chocolate Protein Bites?

  1. To a large mixing bowl, or the bowl of a stand mixer, add the oats, almond flour, protein powder, and cacao powder. Mix well to combine the dry ingredients. 
  2. Add the peanut butter, agave nectar, flaxseeds, vanilla extract, and 3 tablespoons of water. Mix until a rough dough forms, and the mixture begins to stick together. 
  3. Mix for a few minutes until the batter becomes a thick paste, you should be able to roll the mix into a ball with your hands. If it is too dry and cannot be rolled by hand, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of water and stir again. If it is still too dry, add an additional tablespoon of water.
  4. Roll about 2 tablespoons of dough into a ball in your hands. Repeat until the remaining lemon mix is gone. Freeze bites, and enjoy for a quick treat any time!

A No-Cook Dessert Recipe That’s Perfect Year Round

This no-cook chocolate oat bites recipe is a quick and simple dessert.  I love a good no-cook recipe for those days when I’m not feeling like standing around the stove, or for summer nights when it’s too hot to cook. I have a whole collection of recipes that require zero cooking at all, check them out here!  

These vegan protein bites come together in about 10 minutes, and doesn’t require the oven or microwave to make. Just use a few pantry staple ingredients and you have a easy snack ready in no time.  And very little to clean up afterwards… an added bonus!

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More Easy Dessert Recipes You’ll Love!

Low Sugar Apple Pie Filling

Dairy Free Brownie Recipe (No Butter or Milk)

Banana Bread with Chia Seeds

Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies

Protein Cookies with Oats Recipe

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Chocolate Oat Balls

Kelly Jensen
These chocolate oat balls are high in vegan protein and are simple to prep for a weekly snack! These energy balls are great for a pre-workout boost, and contain plant-based protein and antioxidants.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16 balls
Calories 83 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 2 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter or almond butter
  • 3 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3-4 tablespoons water

Instructions
 

  • To a large mixing bowl, or the bowl of a stand mixer, add the oats, almond flour, protein powder, and cacao powder. Mix well to combine the dry ingredients.
  • Add the peanut butter, agave nectar, flaxseeds, vanilla extract, and 3 tablespoons of water. Mix until a rough dough forms, and the mixture begins to stick together.
  • Mix for a few minutes until the batter becomes a thick paste, you should be able to roll the mix into a ball with your hands. If it is too dry and cannot be rolled by hand, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of water and stir again. If it is still too dry, add an additional tablespoon of water.
  • Roll about 2 tablespoons of dough into a ball in your hands. Repeat until the remaining lemon mix is gone. Freeze bites, and enjoy for a quick treat any time!

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 83kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 5gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 22mgPotassium: 69mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
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