Energy Bar Recipes

Chocolate Chia Protein Balls

Chocolate Chia Protein Balls

Prep: 10 min | Yield: 18 balls


  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 scoops Cabot Whey Protein
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • Melted milk chocolate chips (optional)


  1. Combine dates and water in a small bowl; microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes.
  2. Let stand for 5 minutes; drain dates.
  3. Meanwhile, place cereal in bowl of a food processor; pulse to a powder.
  4. Add cocoa, whey protein, salt and chia seeds; pulse to combine.
  5. Drain dates and add to food processor with honey and peanut butter; pulse until mixture begins to form a thick dough.
  6. Spoon out by rounded tablespoons and roll mixture into balls using hands.
  7. Drizzle with additional melted chocolate, if desired.
  8. Store in refrigerator.


Recipe and photo used with permission from: Cabot Creamery
Recipe and photograph courtesy of Regan Miller -

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