Snickers Protein Balls – All the Layers, but Easy!

9 balls
10 min

The perfect Snickers Protein Balls with all the candy layers – nougat, caramel, peanuts and chocolate – but healthy and easy too! These no bake Snickers protein bites are sweetened with protein powder so sugar free, and actually low fat, gluten free and Vegan too!

You all probably already know that all those layers are the main reason I made these Snickers inspired protein balls.

They have everything you want in a Snickers bar, but in bite size treat full of protein, gluten free, and sugar free too. The perfect little Snickers bliss balls I should say.

Well they might look a bit fancy, but very minimal ingredients and very easy process too. Actually took my about 10 minutes to put them together.

Ingredients for Snickers Protein Balls

These Snickers protein balls are made with clean ingredients like oat flour, coconut flour, protein powder and collagen powder, and are great for a healthy snack. Here’s all that goes in:

For the inner Peanut and Caramel Layer

  • Peanut Butter Powder, also known as Powdered Peanut Butter. I recommend Lakanto for a sugar free version (the code HAYLSKITCHEN gives you a discount). Or you could use the one from PbFit too.
  • Protein Powder for high protein energy balls recipe, and also replace the sweetener.
  • I recommend the ProteinWorld Slender Blend or Whey Protein Powder for this recipe to keep it sugar free; Use the code HAYLSKITCHEN for a discount.
  • Another option would be Quest.
  • Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • Chopped Peanuts

And the Oat-Coconut “Nougat” Layer

  • Oat Flour – You can make your own with rolled oats in a blender
  • Protein Powder – ProteinWorld Slender Blend or Whey here as well (with the same code HAYLSKITCHEN for a discount)
  • Unflavored Collagen I use the one from Further Foods (HAYLSKITCHEN gives you a discount)
  • Coconut Flour
  • More Unsweetened Almond Milk

For the Chocolate Coating for a Snickers Bites effect:

  • Chocolate Chips: The sugar free from Lakanto again here (same code HAYLSKITCHEN for a discount)
  • A bit of Coconut Oil
Snickers Protein Balls – All the Layers, but Easy!
Recipe details
  • 9  balls
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 10 min
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  • 4 tsp Chopped Peanuts, 9g, about 27 halves
Peanut-Caramel Layer:
  • 3 Tbsp Peanut Butter Powder, 18g
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla Protein Powder, 6g
  • 1 Tbsp Unsweetened Almond Milk, 15ml
Oat-Nougat Layer:
  • ⅓ cup Oat Flour, 30g
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Flour, 14g
  • ½ scoop Vanilla Protein Powder, 15g
  • 1½ scoop Unflavored Collagen, 15g, see post for subs
  • 1½ Tbsp Unsweetened Almond Milk, 22ml
Chocolate Coating:
  • 2 Tbsp Chocolate Chips, 28g, Sugar free recommended below
  • ¼ tsp Coconut Oil

Make the peanut caramel mixture: In a bowl mix peanut butter powder, vanilla protein powder and almond milk; Mixture should be thick, but handle-able.Divide into 9 portions.
Make the oat-nougat mixture: In a bowl, mix oat flour, coconut flour, vanilla protein powder, unflavored collagen and almond milk.Add milk if the mix is too dry or coconut flour if the mix is too wet.Divide into 9 portions.
(Use lighly wet palms) Roll a caramel-mix portion into ball, press a depression, place ~3 peanut halves in the middle and cover. Roll into ball again.
Roll an oat-nougat-mix into a ball, flatten to make a disc, place peanut-caramel ball in middle and cover up. Roll into ball again.
Repeat with all mixture; You should have 9 protein balls.
Place balls in freezer to harden about 5 minutes.
Place the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a shallow bowl and microwave for about 45 seconds – at 20 second intervals – until it’s completely melted. Let cool about 5 mins.
Line a plate or baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place the protein balls, one at a time, in the melted chocolate, and use 2 forks/spoon to roll it around until completely coated.Shake off excess chocolate and place on baking sheet to harden.
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Haylee Jane Monteiro
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