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chocolate protein truffles in a white bowl

Protein Truffles

  • Author: Kaylie Grace
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 20 truffles 1x
  • Category: Snack, Dessert
  • Method: Mix, No Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Chocolate protein truffles are one of the best protein powder desserts! These protein balls are healthy, low carb, no bake, vegan, and gluten-free. The easy recipe is made with chocolate protein powder, nut butter, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and chocolate chips. They’re made without dates and no food processor needed. Enjoy them as a pre-workout snack or post-workout dessert! #protein #proteinpowder #proteinballs #postworkout #preworkout #highprotein #proteindessert #truffles #chocolatetruffles


Units Scale
  • 1 cup chocolate protein powder
  • 1 cup nut butter (peanut butter or almond butter)
  • 23 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp coconut oil (optional, to thin the chocolate)


  1. In a bowl, add chocolate protein powder, nut butter, maple syrup, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and salt.
  2. Mix the ingredients together until evenly combined. The consistency will vary depending on the brand of protein powder and nut butter. If the dough is too dry, add a splash of maple syrup or extra dollop of nut butter. If the dough is too wet, add a spoonful of protein powder.
  3. Line a large plate or cutting board with parchment paper. Using clean hands, scoop and roll the dough into balls. Transfer them to the parchment paper.
  4. In a microwave safe bowl, add chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between, until melted.
  5. Using a fork, dip one protein ball into the melted chocolate. Evenly coat the ball, then transfer it to the parchment paper. Repeat until all of the balls are coated.
  6. Chill truffles in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes or until the chocolate sets. Enjoy!


  • How to store: Store truffles inside a sealed container. Keep them at room temperature for up to 3 days or inside the refrigerator for up to 1 week. If you would like to store them longterm, keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Nut-free: Swap nut butter with sunflower seed butter or tahini instead.
  • Keto-friendly: Use keto-friendly maple syrup and chocolate chips.
  • Sugar-free: Use stevia-sweetened chocolate chips.


  • Serving Size: 1 truffle
  • Calories: 160
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Protein: 8g

Keywords: protein truffles, protein powder desserts, chocolate protein recipes