How to make No Bake Protein Chocolate and Mint Balls By Honest Mum

As much as I love baking, there are some days when I simply don’t have the time. Being a busy mum of 2 with a full time blogging career means I love a good ‘eat cheat’!

There’s quite a lot of pressure on women to portray perfection – and quite often this pressure is self-inflicted but no woman can do everything and juggling parenting, a career and everything else that life throws us at us, is hard work.

This is where the cheats and life hacks come in…

Say hello to my ‘No Bake Protein Chocolate and Mint Balls’

No Bake Protein Chocolate and Mint Balls

Step away from the oven, because this super simple, super tasty snack requires no baking.

These stress-free puds are also good for your insides too, containing no nasties, only natural ingredients, plus they’re low carb too!

One of the easiest and healthiest way to satisfy your family’s sweet tooth-guaranteed to make you smile!

no bake protein balls

In fact these protein balls were so easy to make we even had time to make these fun GIFs


Here is the recipe to make small 16 balls


  • 120 grams small oats (gluten free if you like)
  • 120 grams unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 120 grams unflavoured vanilla protein powder (I like Reflex Natural Whey but note this contains milk, gluten and soya)
  • 1 tbsp honey (optional)
  • Handful of fresh mint, finally chopped or use a tbsp mint extract)
  • 60 grams dark chocolate (anything above 70%)
  • 60 grams virgin, raw coconut oil
  • 120 millilitres unsweetened coconut milk (you can use oat/ almond milk if you prefer)


Add, shredded coconut and natural whey into a medium mixing bowl and mix.

Melt the chocolate and coconut oil over a bowl under a boiling pan of water until melted.

Pour through the oat mixture, gently stirring until all the oats are covered in chocolate.

Add the coconut milk and process until the mixture binds.

Take handfuls of the mixture and roll into small balls using the palm of your hands.

Place on a tray, cover and refrigerate until firm.

And here’s another quick cheat! Pop these into the freezer for 30 minutes so they set quicker!



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13 Responses

  1. Something for Le Weekend | Beau Twins

    […] wonderful Vicki from Honest Mum posted this a while back and I can tell you, these were scrummy. Honest Mum’s No Bake Protein Chocolate & Mint Balls. The reason these are so good is because we need protein and these are a quick and tasty way of […]

  2. Angela Milnes

    Fab looking recipe. We are making some date and almond protein balls to help me with my progress after weight loss. I’ll have to give these ones a try in future. The mint and honey sounds good.
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  3. Mandi

    Wow what a great idea and I’ve been looking at ways to consume more protein.
    I’m allergic to chocolate with Cocoa in and wonder if they would work with white chocolate?
    I might try White chocolate and dried raspberries with the coconut and see how they come out.
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    • honestmum

      Thanks, I get mine in Holland & Barrett, not seen it in the supermarket but sure they stock it, go for raw, virgin coconut oil if you can x

  4. Michelle Reeves (The Essex Barn)

    Ooo these look yummy and so easy to make. I love anything that I can use my new favourite coconut oil for too! Thanks for making the GIF – made me chuckle 🙂 xx
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  5. Emma T

    These look great. Not keen on protein powders after seeing part of a documentary the others day and increase in kidney stones in users, but reckon I could adapt. I do love mint and chocolate flavours.
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