Easy Cookie Dough Protein Balls (Gluten-Free, Grain-Free)

These gluten-free and grain-free cookie dough protein balls are a perfect snack, loaded with good fat and high in protein.

Having a batch on hand (I store them in the freezer) is very handy for:

  • after sports games and training,
  • afternoon hangries &
  • mashing up and stirring through ice-cream to create a gluten-free ‘cookie dough’ ice-cream 🙂

So good!

Cookie Dough Protein Balls - Freezer

To make these cookie dough energy balls, you will need a food processor (one that can mill nuts) and only 5 ingredients:

  • Vanilla protein powder
  • Almonds
  • Chocolate chips
  • Peanut Butter
  • Honey
Cookie Dough Protein Balls Ingredients required
Cookie Dough Protein Balls Gluten Free

Cookie Dough Protein Balls (Gluten-Free, Grain-Free)

These delicious cookie dough balls are packed with good fats and protein. They are simple to make and perfect for a quick snack on the go.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Fridge/Freezer 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Snack
Servings 12 Balls


  • 1/3 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1/3 cup almonds
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp honey


  • Blitz the almonds first.
  • Add the protein powder, peanut butter, honey and salt if using and blitz again. The mixture will appear like a thick paste (see below).
  • Mix through choc chips by hand.
  • Spoon mixture and roll into balls.
  • Allow to set in the fridge or freezer before serving.


  • You can blitz all ingredients (apart from choc chips) together if you choose, however milling the almonds first allows them to become almost an almond meal rather than chunks of almonds.
  • These store really well in the freezer and defrost quickly.
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Cookie Dough Protein Balls - mill almonds into almond flour first
Mill the almonds into a flour first – alternatively, you can use almond flour.
Cookie Dough Protein Balls - add all ingredients to food processor
Add honey, protein powder and peanut butter.
Cookie Dough energy balls - mixture
Mixture appears like a thick paste.
Cookie Dough Balls - hand mix in choc chips
Hand mix in choc chips.
Cookie Dough Bliss Balls rolled
Recipe makes 12 balls

Allow to set in the fridge or freezer and then enjoy!

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