cookie dough protein balls (sugar free)

makes approximately 9 balls
preparation time
10 minutes
cooking time


  • 1/3 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup grated cacao butter, melted (you can use coconut oil, but cacao butter is divine!)
  • 2 tablespoons mesquite powder
  • 2 tablespoons macca powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or powder
  • 40 grams of sugar free dark chocolate, finely chopped ( you could also use cacao nibs or 100% dark chocolate)
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 2 pinches sea salt


In a mixing bowl combine the protein powder, almond meal, mesquite, macca and salt and mix well. Add to the ball mixture the melted cacao butter, peanut butter, chocolate and vanilla and mix with a wooden spoon or with your hands till really well combined.

Once the mixture comes together use your hands to give the mix a bit of knead to ensure everything is well pressed together. Now make your balls by breaking off pieces of the dough and forming into balls around the size of a 20c piece. 

Store the cookie dough protein balls in the fridge until they are nice and firm. These balls are best eaten when cold to maintain their fudge like texture.