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bite of a cookie dough protein ball

Cookie Dough Protein Balls (Paleo, Vegan, Nut Free)

  • Author: Katie
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12-14 balls 1x


Healthy, low carb cookie dough protein balls that are paleo, vegan, nut free and easy to make.






  1. For the Filling: Place all ingredients, except chocolate chips, in a medium-sized mixing bowl.  Mix first with a spatula, then use your hands to knead the dough.
  2. Fold the chocolate chips into the dough.
  3. Roll the dough into balls approximately 1 tablespoon in size.  Set on a small baking sheet or large plate.
  4. Freeze the filling for 20 minutes to firm**
  5. For the coating: Place the chocolate in a small sauce pan.  Melt on the stove top over low heat, stirring frequently.
  6. Remove balls from the freezer and dip, one at a time, into the melted chocolate.
  7. Place the dipped balls on a sheet of parchment paper and add a pinch of flaked sea salt.
  8. Store in fridge or freezer.


*This recipe has only been tested using pea protein.  If using another protein powder, I recommend measuring by weight for best results.  Use my affiliate discount code "bakeitpaleo" for 15% off any Nuzest purchase.

**You don't have to freeze the filling, it just makes dipping the balls in chocolate a lot easier.  So, it's recommended. 

To make this recipe Keto, use a sugar-free liquid sweetener for the maple syrup and keto friendly chocolate for the coating.

Keywords: protein ball, cookie dough, Paleo, Vegan, no bake, nut free, snack, dessert, high protein