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Salted Chocolate Almond Balls

These chocolate almond balls are easy, incredibly delicious and make for a great snack on the go. A touch of collagen makes these collagen bites a high-protein snack to hold you over.

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I know many of you come here for the snacks.

I’m a huge proponent of snacking because it helps better break up the day. I think you’ll agree that these almond butter energy balls deserve a place in your meal prep ritual or snacking routine.

Since I’m still only 3 months postpartum and very much still nursing in the night, these are one of the best late night breastfeeding snacks and postpartum snacks.

The collagen helps with joints and protein needs (though it’s not a complete protein), and there are carbs for energy and healthy fats.

Chocolate Almond Balls Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make these tasty bites! Since these are shelf stable ingredients, we love this recipe for college meal prep options, too.

clear bowls with ingredients for chocolate almond balls

We usually use peanut butter for everything in our house. But every now and then, I’ll splurge and buy some almond butter and it just has a bit of a different, bolder taste than peanut butter.

Sometimes it works beautifully, like helping to emphasize these chocolate almond balls.

If you have kids, these almond butter bites are great for them!

We rely on them for healthy homemade toddler snacks, alot. And, during the holidays, I’ll add pomegranate seeds, or serve along with my favorite pomegranate chocolate bark.

Almond butter balls on parchment paper with almonds and chocolate chips

If you need a post workout snack or athlete snack, these are for you.

They have fats, carbs and protein and can keep you going between games or as a pregame snack. I also love them as a homemade evening snack.

Especially if you add collagen or protein powder, almond protein bites are a great snack in a pinch.

How to Make Almond Butter Energy Balls

If you need something to hold you over before lunch or even dinner, these almond chocolate balls are it!

You don’t need much equipment for this recipe but if you had a food processor or high speed blender, that will certainly speed things up!

First, if you don’t have pre-ground oat flour, just grind your oats in a blender. It takes 30 seconds.

Make extra – We use oat flour for lots of recipes, like pancakes, lemon protein bites and almond flour banana muffins.

Then, you’ll mix all of the other ingredients (except chocolate chips) into a bowl.

From here, you can roll into 1-inch balls if you’d like and they are sticky enough.

ingredients in clear bowl for almond butter energy balls

Or, if you prefer (which I like to do), you can set the mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes to get the dough to harden, making rolling a bit easier.

Chocolate almond balls batter

Both ways work!

Recipe FAQs

Can I prep almond chocolate balls in advance?

Yes, You could leave the dough in the fridge overnight to roll into balls the next morning if you’d like. However, it’s such a quick process that I recommend just making them all at once.

Can I freeze almond protein balls?

Yes, almond chocolate balls make for a great freezer-friendly recipe! Just freeze after rolling into balls, and let them thaw to room temperature or in the fridge before enjoying. We often freeze them in our stasher bags.

Can I make almond butter power balls vegan?

You can use maple syrup in place of the honey for a vegan version. However, you may need to use more almond butter to replace some of the stickiness that honey offers.

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chocolate almond balls on wooden plate
Yield: 12 balls

Salted Chocolate Almond Balls

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

These chocolate almond balls are easy, incredibly delicious and make for a great snack on the go. A touch of collagen makes these collagen bites a high-protein snack to hold you over.



  1. Grind oats in food processor or blender to make oat flour.
  2. Mix ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. Set mixture in fridge for 30 minutes to harden, and then roll into 1 inch balls*
  4. Sprinkle extra sea salt on top for more flavor.


*If your balls seem too dry, you could use less protein powder, or add more honey and or almond butter.

Butterscotch, or peanut butter chips, can be used in place of chocolate chips.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 161Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 63mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 7g

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