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Vanilla Peppermint Christmas Protein Balls

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These Christmas protein balls are the perfect little protein-packed treat. Only 6 ingredients, a food processor, and your bare hands are required. And they came right on time for the festive season.

A white bowl filled with peppermint candy and Christmas Protein Balls.

Are you looking for a healthy treat to enjoy this Christmas season? These Vanilla Peppermint Protein Balls truly feel like you’re eating dessert, except they are made with super simple healthy ingredients.

These are so easy to make as well – whip them up in your food processor, roll them and toss them in a storage container and you are good to go. You can keep these Christmas Protein Balls in the freezer and they will stay fresh for longer.

These little peppermint protein bites are a perfect combination of healthy fats, peppermint, and delicious vanilla flavor.

They are gluten, dairy, and refined sugar-free. Enjoy this simple recipe as a quick pre or post-workout snack or have a couple with your morning cup of coffee this holiday season.

Looking for chocolate protein balls? Try these Biscoff balls next.

What You’ll Love About This Recipe

  • Quick and Easy Recipe: Just mix, roll, and you’re good to go!
  • Perfect Snack Size: Rolling them into small balls makes them ideal for a quick healthy snack, post-workout bite, or bed-time treat.
  • This healthy recipe has only 104 calories and over 3 grams of protein per ball.
  • Simple Ingredients: All the ingredients are super easy to find at your local grocery store and might already be in your pantry.
  • Festive and Fun: These protein balls are sure to get you into the Christmas spirit and bring a merry twist to your snack game at Christmas time.

Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need the following ingredients to make these Christmas Energy Bites:

Ingredients for Christmas protein balls on a marble countertop.

Ingredient Notes

Vanilla protein powder:  You can use your favorite brand of protein powder. I used Orgain Vanilla Protein Powder. Clean Simple Eats White Chocolate Peppermint would be really yummy too. You could even try chocolate protein powder. 

Almond Butter: Any nut butter will work great, think peanut butter, cashew butter, etc. Opt for an all-natural nut butter without any added sugars or oils.

Honey: The recipe calls for 5-6 tablespoons of honey and that depends on how much liquid is in your almond butter. If it is super runny then use less honey. You can also use maple syrup or agave syrup.

How to make Christmas Protein Balls: Step by Step

Step 1: Place the coconut flour, protein powder, almond butter, honey, peppermint extract, and peppermint candies in a food processor. blend until everything is well incorporated  and has a smooth consistency.

A food processor filled with ingredients for protein balls.

Step 2:  Blend until everything is well incorporated and has a smooth consistency.

A food processor filled with a mixture of protein-rich ingredients for making Protein Balls.

Step 3: Roll the mixture into small balls. About 14 balls, one tablespoon of mixture each.

A hand holding a small peppermint protein ball.

Recipe Tips and Tricks

Roll the peppermint balls in crushed candy canes or drizzle with melted dark chocolate chips or white chocolate for an extra festive touch.

If the mixture is too wet, add a little more coconut flour. If it’s too dry, add a splash of almond milk or a bit more almond butter to help everything stick together.

Before rolling into balls, taste the mixture. Adjust the sweetness or peppermint flavor if needed.

How To Store

Storage: Store the bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Freezing: After preparing the protein balls, place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet without touching. Freeze until solid, then transfer to an airtight container or resealable freezer bag. They’ll remain fresh for up to 2-3 months; simply thaw at room temperature for 10-20 minutes before enjoying.

Recipe Variations

Keto/Low-carb: Instead of honey you can use sugar-free syrup or Swerve to taste. Use sugar free peppermint candies or skip the candy and add a few more drops of the peppermint extract. Make sure you’re using a sugar-free low carb protein powder.

Vegan: Swap the honey for maple syrup or agave syrup. Make sure your peppermint candies are vegan friendly.

Flavor Variations: If you want to mix it up, consider adding sweet chocolate chips, orange zest, or even rolling the balls in unsweetened cocoa powder for a different taste and texture.

Peppermint protein ball with a bite taken out of it.

Frequently Asked Question’s

Can I use a different protein powder?

Absolutely! While the recipe calls for vanilla protein powder, you can use your preferred brand or flavor. Just note that the taste and consistency may vary slightly.

Are these protein balls vegan?

The recipe contains honey, which is not considered vegan. However, you can easily replace it with a vegan sweetener like agave syrup or maple syrup to make the recipe vegan-friendly.

Can I add other ingredients?

Of course! Feel free to get creative. You can mix in chocolate chips, flax seeds, chia seeds, or any of your favorite add-ins.

My mixture is too dry/wet. What should I do?

If it’s too dry, add a little more almond butter or a splash of almond milk. If it’s too wet, add a bit more coconut flour until you reach the desired consistency.

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Vanilla Peppermint Protein Balls

These Vanilla Peppermint Protein Balls are so good and so healthy for you. They are a perfect little protein-packed treat. Only 6 ingredients, a food processor, and your bare hands are required.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 14
Calories: 104kcal


  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 2 scoops Orgain vanilla protein powder or preferred
  • 4 Tbsp smooth almond butter
  • 5-6 Tbsp honey this will depend on how much liquid is in your almond butter. If it is super runny, then use less honey.
  • ½ tsp peppermint extract
  • 6 peppermint candies


  • Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend.  
  • Roll the mixture into small balls. 
  • Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator. ENJOY!


Calories: 104kcal | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Fiber: 2g

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