Protein Bombs (No Bake)

If you’re looking for a high protein, high fat snack or dessert, these no-bake bombs are the perfect recipe for you. Super easy and quick to make, these protein bombs are sure to satisfy your cravings without tons of fuss. So whether you’re looking for a pre-workout snack or a post-workout treat, these bombs have you covered.

This high protein, high fat bomb recipe is made with just four ingredients – chocolate collagen protein powder, cocoa powder, cream cheese, and peanut butter. 

No Bake Protein Bombs

The collagen protein powder helps to create a dense and fudgy texture, while the cocoa powder provides a rich chocolate flavor. And the cream cheese and peanut butter help to bind everything together and add some creaminess.

Macro Breakdown & Calories

  • 250 Calories
  • Carbohydrates: 9 g
  • Protein: 17 g
  • Fat: 19 g

The high protein and high fat content of these bombs makes them the perfect snack or dessert for those with high protein or high fat goals. 

The collagen protein powder provides a good source of protein, while the cocoa powder and peanut butter add some healthy fats. 

Plus, collagen supports  hair, skin, and nails – so you’ll be getting some extra beauty benefits as well. Altogether, these ingredients offer high amounts of energy and nutrients in just one little bite.

Ingredients 

  • Protein Powder: I used chocolate collagen protein powder because it helps make for a better texture as well as supports healthy skin and joints. That being said, any type of chocolate protein will work for this recipe, so whatever you have on hand will work!
  • Cocoa powder: Cocoa powder is used in this recipe for extra chocolate flavor and also as a binder. 
  • Cream Cheese:  I used regular full-fat Philadelphia cream cheese in this recipe, but you could use light or even flavored cream cheese (strawberry flavor might be nice). If you can’t have dairy, my favorite vegan cream cheese is (x) and would work well here. Make sure to soften before prepping.
  • Peanut Butter: Use all natural peanut butter to avoid any added sugars or oils. I personally love the taste of peanut butter in these bombs, but you could use any type of nut or seed butter you like. Also, you can use crunchy peanut butter here if you want some added texture.

Related Article: Can You Cook With Protein Powder?

How To Make Protein Bombs

Step 1

In a bowl, mix together the chocolate collagen protein powder, cocoa powder, cream cheese, and peanut butter until well combined. I had to revert to using my hands towards the end of my mixing because it has a very dough-like texture.

Step 2

Step 2 how to make protein bombs: p the mixture into small balls and place on a lined plate or baking sheet.

Scoop the mixture into small balls and place on a lined plate or baking sheet. My recipe made 16 balls, but yours could differ depending on the size of the balls that you want to make. 

Step 3

Step  3 how to make protein bombs: Chill for 15 minutes, or until firm.

Chill for 15 minutes, or until firm.

Step 4

Protein Bombs (No Bake)

Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Customizations 

Higher Calorie For Bulking

If you are looking to add more calories to this dish, try adding in some chopped nuts or seeds, dried fruit, or chocolate chips. You can also increase the serving size from 4 balls to more.

Low Calorie For Cutting

To be honest, protein bombs are not a relatively low calorie dish and wouldn’t be the best option for anyone looking for low-calorie snacks. However, if you are looking to decrease the calories in this dish, try using light or fat free cream cheese. You can also decrease your serving size.

Other Customizations

If you want to mix things up, try using different flavors of protein powder or adding in some spices. You could also switch out the peanut butter for another type of nut or seed butter. You can also add different mix-ins or roll them in something like coconut flakes, cocoa nibs, or hemp seeds for a crunchy topping.

How To Store & Meal Prep: 

protein bombs how to store  and meal prep

These high-protein bombs can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months. When you’re ready to eat them, just remove them from the freezer and let them thaw for a few minutes. These are also great for meal prep – just make a batch on the weekend and have them on hand for quick snacks or desserts.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is A Protein Bomb?  

A protein bomb is high in protein and high in fat. It is a dense and fudgy snack or dessert that is perfect for those with high protein or high fat goals. They are also very calorie-dense, so they are a great snack for those who have high energy needs or those who are bulking.

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Protein Bombs

Protein Bombs


  • Author: Kelsey Butler
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
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Description

These no-bake high protein, high-fat bombs are made with just four ingredients and they’re the perfect snack or dessert for those who have high protein or high fat goals.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup chocolate collagen protein powder
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter

Instructions

1. Combine the chocolate collagen protein powder, cocoa powder, cream cheese, and peanut butter. Mix until well combined.

2. Scoop out 2 tablespoons of the mixture and roll into a ball. Repeat with the remaining mixture.

Notes

Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes (chill)
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: Bodybuilding Meals

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 250 kcal
  • Fat: 19 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9 g
  • Protein: 17 g

About The Author

KELSEY BUTLER

Kelsey Butler is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a Master’s in Nutrition Sciences. She is an expert in nutrition research, coaching, content creation, and recipe development. Kelsey takes a mindful approach towards health and values building relationships with all foods. She understands the importance of providing recipes that anyone can enjoy, no matter their dietary needs. When she’s not focusing on nutrition, Kelsey has a passion for cooking, the outdoors, running, and travel.