These simple, no bake protein balls are a tasty treat filled with nutrients, fiber, and protein, that will power you through the day.
Whether you call them protein balls, energy balls, or power balls, these snack balls made with dates make a perfect healthy snack.
And if you are like me, you need as many healthy snacks as possible!
Thankfully with these no bake protein balls, it is EASY to make a healthy snack that also satisfies your sweet tooth.
Chocolate Covered Cherry Protein Balls
Made with just 4 simple ingredients, these grain free protein balls could not be a more perfect combination of flavors.
- Dried Dates
- Dried Cherries
The combination of dried fruits, nuts and chocolate is classic, but these ingredients also happen to make a healthy snack that has fiber, healthy fats, antioxidants and some protein.
These protein balls taste like dessert–just without the sugar crash!
How to Make Chocolate Cherry Protein Balls
- Soak Dried Fruit in hot water for 5-10 minutes to soften up.
- Drain dried fruit and place in food processor with nuts, a pinch of salt and chocolate chips.
- Process until the dates and nuts break down and the mixture just comes together.
- Using 1 tablespoon each, roll into ball.
- Chill until ready to serve.
Notes on Homemade Protein Balls
- Store Homemade Protein Balls in the fridge for 4-5 days.
- Feel free to add in 1 tablespoon each of chia seeds, flax seed and/or protein powder for additional nutrients/protein.
- Use dairy-free chocolate chips for dairy free/vegan protein balls.
- Use any nut you like for these protein balls.
- Chocolate is optional, but a great addition with the dried cherries.
More Recipes made with Dates
- Homemade Larabars
- Homemade Granola Bars
- Bacon Wrapped Dates
- Healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookies
- No Bake Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Energy Balls
Protein Balls Recipe
Chocolate Cherry Protein Balls
- 1 cup dried cherries
- 1/4 cup dried diced dates unsweetened
- 1 cup almonds or any nut you prefer
- 2 tablespoons chocolate chips
- Soak dates and cherries for 10 minutes in hot water to soften the dried fruit.
- Drain fruit and place in food processor. Add in almonds, chocolate chips, and dash of salt. until paste forms in food processor.
- Process until ingredients come together and dates and nuts break down and a "batter" forms.
- Using 1 tablespoon of the mixture, shape into 1 inch balls.
- Chill until ready to eat.