Rocky Road Protein Balls Recipe (2024)

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By: Britni Vigil

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Thisrocky road protein balls recipe isfull of protein, marshmallows, chocolate, nuts, and everything else you’d expect to find in a delicious rocky road treat!

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I’m a big snacker. At 10 in the morning, I want a snack. And at 10PM I want another snack. I typically end up grabbing for empty calories like chips and cookies because they’re just there. As I’ve been trying to improve my eating habits,I’ve been really working on trying to snack better. After seeing Aimee’s monster cookie granolabites, I knew I wanted to try and make some using my favorite flavor profile – rocky road. And I’m so excited to be partnering with Vital Proteins to bring you this yummy recipe. While I am being compensated for the post, all opinions and content are 100% honest and my own.

These rocky road protein ballsare the perfect snack because they combine just a bit of sweetness with the chocolate and marshmallows with a TON of protein.With the ground flaxseed, Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides, and plenty of of nuts, each one has about 4 grams of protein and I normally eat two for a nice filling snack mid-day or at night after dinner before bed.

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I love using Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides in these because unlike a lot of other protein powders, the collagen peptides are completely flavorless. And the Vital Proteins brand is my favorite because they’re pasture-raised, grass-fed, gluten free, rBGH Free, and even non GMO. Andthose things are so important when you’re trying to feed your body the best things you can.You can learn more about the amazing benefits of collagen peptides here.

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If you’ve never made protein balls, they’re simple to make. Just toss all of the ingredients into a food processor and blend until the mixture is all combined. The key is to make sure that you get the right balance of wet and dry ingredients so they aren’t too wet or too crumbly. Since this recipe uses honey, I recommend using a mini spatula to make sure you get all of the honey out of the measuring cup to maintain the right wet vs. dry balance.

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Once your mixture is the right consistency, use a small-sized cookie scoop to scoop out the “dough” then roll it into a ball. Store in an airtight container until you want to eat them, but probably no longer than a few days.They might last longer, but in my house with all three of us eating them, they’re typically gone within 2-3 days.

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Simple rocky road protein balls that have tons of chocolatey flavor and are packed with flavor!

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Prep: 10 minutes minutes

Total: 10 minutes minutes



  • 2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup mini marshmallows
  • 4 Tbs honey
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips , melted
  • ½ tsp salt


  • Melt chocolate in microwave on low until completely melted.

  • Place all ingredients in food processor and process on low until thoroughly combined. If mixture seems too crumbly, add an additional tsp of honey.

  • Use a cookie scoop to scoop out mixture and roll into balls.

  • Eat immediately or store in an airtight container for up to a week (if they last that long).

Nutrition Info

Serving: 2g, Calories: 142kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 106mg, Potassium: 103mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 15IU, Calcium: 31mg, Iron: 0.9mg

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Author: Britni Vigil



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  1. Linda S says

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    I love this recipe so much! I didn’t have ground flaxseed so I used ground almond meal instead. Also, I only had Vital Proteins Chocolate Collagen Peptides so I used that. They turned out amazing! Extra chocolate flavor, yum! We couldn’t stop eating these. Thanks so much for this recipe.


  2. Brian says

    Look very nice the rocky road


  3. Rachel says

    Any suggestions on what can be used as substitution for the nuts – they kill me!


    • BritniV says

      Not really any substitutes but you could likely make them without. If you do, let me know how it goes. And don’t die!


  4. Shug says

    How many calories in each ball ?


    • BritniV says

      It’ll depend on exactly what brands and ingredients you use Shug, but generally the recipe is about 130 calories per ball.


  5. Tracy | Baking Mischief says

    What a great way to use protein powder that isn’t a plain old protein shake! I’ve never made protein balls at home before, but this is seriously making me want to. Rocky road flavored sounds so good!


  6. Molly Kumar says

    OMG, I wish I could just pop some right now 🙂 They look so pretty ! I’m with you on the snacking habit, I can munch all day long and skip meals.


  7. aimee @ like mother like daughter says

    I’ve been wanting to make more energy bite flavors, these look so so good!! Can’t wait to try them!


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