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No-Bake Protein Balls diabetes friendly recipe

No-Bake Protein Balls

Meets nutrition guidance set by the American Diabetes Association®

Looking for a snack that is nutritious and will satisfy your sweet tooth? These no-bake protein balls are your answer. They’re simple to make and oh so delicious. Unsweetened peanut butter, vanilla protein powder, chia seeds, and flaxseeds are the protein sources that give these no-bake protein balls their name. And they get their sweetness from zero-calorie Splenda® Stevia Sweetener!

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Makes 13 protein balls Calories 140 Prep Time 10 minutes Total Time 20 minutes Made with Splenda® Stevia Sweetener


  1. Spread oats out onto a small baking sheet and toast them at 350°F for 10 minutes.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, add peanut butter and warm for 20 seconds.
  3. Stir in sweetener and salt. Add toasted oats, protein powder, chia seeds, flaxseed, and coconut flakes. Let mixture cool completely. Stir in chocolate chips. Refrigerate the mixture if needed before rolling into balls.
  4. Roll mixture into balls about 2 tablespoons in size.
  5. Place No-Bake Protein Balls in an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator. Enjoy within a week!


  • If coconut flakes are not available, use extra oats.
  • Chocolate protein powder may be used for a flavor change.

Nutrition Info Per Serving

Serving Size: 1 protein ball

Calories 140
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 120mg
Total Carbs 12g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 1g
Added Sugars 0g
Protein 6g