Peanut Butter and Hemp Seed Protein Balls

peanut butter hemp balls
Serves: 12
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: No cooking required

Hemp seeds are a high protein product, with good flavour and a nice texture,  a great addition to these tasty morsels that can be used as a quick snack or lunch box treat. Here is a seriously easy, low FODMAP recipe that is kid friendly, healthy and delicious. 

*Note: No nuts allowed at your school or workplace? See tip at the end of the recipe

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½ cup natural peanut butter (no added salt or sugar)

128 g 4.5 oz

2½  tbsp pure maple syrup or sorghum syrup

40 g 1.4 oz

1 tsp vanilla extract

6 g 0.21 oz

⅓ cup hulled hemp seeds

50 g 1.8 oz

1⅔  tbsp oat bran

18 g 0.63 oz

2½  tbsp linseeds (flax seeds)

25 g 0.88 oz

3 squares dark chocolate, chopped into small chunks

30 g 1 oz


  1. In a mixing bowl or food processor, thoroughly combine all the ingredients. The mixture should hold toghether when squeezed into a ball.

  2. Press into 3cm balls and rolls in your hands until well formed

  3. Store in the fridge in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks, or wrap individually and freeze for up to 3 months


  • Try substituting walnuts for peanut butter by making your own walnut butter in a food processor. You'll add more diversity to your diet and your gut will love it. 
  • For a nut free version, finely blitz lightly roasted pumpkin seeds (pepitas) and add 1 - 1 1/2 Tbsp melted coconut oil.
  • Double the batch and store them in the freezer. 

Nutrition Information (per serve)
Energy 1197 Kj / 286 cal
Protein 5.60g
Carbohydrates 5.90g
Sugar 3.20g
Total Fat 10.30g
Saturated Fat 1.80g
Fibre 1.20g
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