Chocolate Protein Balls

energy balls dipped in chocolate in a bowl

energy balls dipped in chocolate in a bowl
Get through even the worst of midday hunger pangs with these protein-rich bite-sized snacks. With a decadent burst of chocolate, you’ll feel like you’re eating dessert.

Makes: 12 pieces
Prep Time: 10-15 minutes


  • 110 g / 1 cup pecans
  • 1/2 g / 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 g / 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 150 g / 1 1/2 cups rolled oats (not instant)
  • 140 g / 2/3 cups protein powder
  • 78 ml / 1/3 maple syrup
  • 43 g / 3 tbsp Crystal margarine
  • 50 ml / 1/4 cup dairy-free chocolate chips


1. In a food processor, pour in the pecans and salt. Process until you have a smooth butter texture.

pecans in food processor
2. Add the oats, protein powder, maple syrup, and Crystal margarine, and process until smooth.

energy ball mix in a processor
3. Roll mixture into balls with your hands.

4. Place chocolate in microwave-safe bowl and microwave until melted. Dip half of each ball into the chocolate and set in fridge for 20 minutes.

5. Keep in airtight container for up to 3 days.

Chef Notes

  • Try toasting the nuts beforehand to add an extra layer of flavour to these protein balls.