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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Balls Recipe

Fuel your body with these delectable chocolate chip cookie dough protein balls. These little energy bites are easy to make, store, and transport making them a great option to snack on throughout the day to keep adding protein a little at a time.

These tasty treats are a great way to batch prep your snacks for the week and they are an absolute hit at parties. Make small batches of just what you need or make a whole mess of protein balls and freeze them to use as needed or to have on hand for a last-minute get-together.


Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Balls

Our recipe is a spin on Pinch Me Good’s Protein Cookie Dough Bites, which is a gluten-free recipe that takes only 10 minutes to put together. 

You can personalize this recipe in a number of ways. If you aren’t concerned with gluten, you can use any type of flour you like, though the almond flour does give a nice warm nutty taste to the recipe. Coconut flour also works well for this recipe as a more hypoallergenic alternative to nut-based flour.

As always, the type of milk you use is totally up to you and your personal preference. Both plant-based and traditional dairy milks can be used in this recipe; although, if you plan to serve these at room temperature, dairy-free milk will make the protein balls a bit more stable outside of the refrigerator.  

Normally, with a number of other recipes, you can substitute honey or brown sugar for maple syrup, but for this one, it’s best to use the maple syrup as it plays a role in the consistency and adhesion of the protein balls making sure they taste like cookie dough without any potentially harmful raw eggs. However, you can feel free to use whatever type of chocolate chips you like best.

For an extra bump of protein and a fun flavor twist, you can add in a teaspoon of peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, or your favorite nut butter. You can also experiment with the flavor of protein powder you use to add some variation to the recipe without adding new ingredients that may disrupt the consistency. 

Once they are rolled into balls, you can even dip them in melted chocolate, sprinkles, or powdered sugar for an added wow factor. 


  • 1 cup fine blanched almond flour
  • 2 scoops (about 1/2 cup) vanilla protein powder
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips 
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Mix together all of the ingredients except the chocolate chips in a large bowl until well blended. 
  2. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  3. Use a large measuring spoon or a small ice cream scoop to measure out similar-sized portions.  
  4. Roll the dough into balls and place them onto a plate or cookie sheet.
  5. Chill the cookie dough balls for 30 minutes.
  6. Serve cold from the fridge or let them warm to room temperature before enjoying.


Put Protein in Your Coffee with Allo

Add an extra 10 grams of protein alongside your chocolate chip cookie dough snack by pairing the protein balls with a hot coffee, hot tea, or hot chocolate boosted with Allo.

Allo protein powders and protein creamers are specially formulated to dissolve seamlessly in any 8 oz cup of your favorite hot beverage. Each comes in vanilla, caramel, and hazelnut flavors as well as a natural protein powder that won’t alter the taste of your brew, a great option for black coffee lovers. 

You can also use Allo in your recipes as an easy, pre-portioned dose of protein powder that you can just open and add to your favorite breakfast, snack, or baked good. Try Allo today and start adding protein to your day without changing your routine.

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