Send the kids back to school (or yourself to work, or on a hike, or anywhere!) with these convenient no-bake snacks — they pack a big protein punch into a single bite.

Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 15


  • 1 1/2 cups almond butter
  • 1 banana, peeled and mashed
  • 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 2 Tbsp whey protein powder
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1/3 cup almonds, finely chopped


In a mixing bowl, stir together the almond butter, banana, flax, protein powder, cocoa powder, and honey. Blend until smooth. Line a plate or pan with parchment paper. Roll into 1- to 2-inch balls and place on parchment paper. Next, roll each ball in the chopped almonds and return to parchment paper. Place in the refrigerator or freezer until firm.

Serving Suggestion

Place these in a tightly-sealed container and store in the freezer for a convenient energy-boosting snack. They‘re a great addition to a party tray, too, with raw vegetables and dried fruit. Substitute peanut or cashew butter for almond, if you prefer.

Nutritional Information

296 calories, 24 g fat, 6 mg cholesterol, 15 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 12 g protein