We all get 3.30-itis and this is how you fix it! My Peanut Butter Protein balls are quick and easy, and will get you through that afternoon slump.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Serves: 18
Course: Snack
Cuisine: International
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Lactose, Vegan, Vegetarian
Dietary Requirements: Gluten Free, vegan, Vegetarian


  • 2 cups almond meal
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate Protein Powder (sugar free) 28 By Sam Wood optional
  • 1/4 cup rice malt syrup
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin coconut oil melted
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut optional


  • Add all ingredients (except the desiccated coconuto a large bowl and stir until well combined.
  • Use a teaspoon and form small balls rolling well until combined.
  • To prevent sticking, add a touch of oil to your hands prior to doing so. Makes 18 bites.
  • Sprinkle with dessicated coconut if desired and chill in the fridge before serving.


Leftovers will keep for 2 weeks in the fridge.
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Protein Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 125 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 43mg2%
Potassium 36mg1%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin B3 1mg5%
Vitamin K 1µg1%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

NB: All main course recipes use quantities from the ‘Female Healthy Weight Maintenance’ Stream of the 28 By Sam Wood program. So if you’re a male, feel free to bulk it up.

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Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change to their lives. Sam Wood has over 20 years experience as a personal trainer and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators in the health & fitness industry. Sam is the founder and personal trainer of 28, Australia’s #1 home fitness and nutrition program, and he's also the proud owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed, based in Brighton, Melbourne.