White bowl filled with chocolate peppermint candy cane balls on a red checkered towel

No Bake Chocolate Peppermint Protein Balls

A festive vegan holiday treat made in only 5 minutes! These no bake chocolate peppermint balls even have a trick to keeping them whole food and healthy.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate peppermint truffles, no bake brownies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 118 kcal
Author Sophia DeSantis


  • 10 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup almond butter , use sunbutter for nut free (see note)
  • 1/4 cup unflavored pea protein powder , I use NOW Sports brand (see note)
  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon peppermint extract , use more if not using the candy cane option
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2-4 tablespoons crushed candy canes , or cacao nibs for a healthy crunchy option (plus more to top for presentation if wanted)
  • 2-4 tablespoons dairy free chocolate chips , omit for even healthier option
  • 2-4 tablespoons water optional (see note)
US Customary - Metric


  1. Put everything except the candy cane or cacao nibs, chocolate chips and water into a bowl and mix well.
  2. Slowly add water if needed. You may not need any water if your almond butter is runny. Start with a teaspoon and slowly add until you get a well mixed batter. If you add too much then the batter will be too soft to roll.
  3. Add the candy canes/cacao nibs and chocolate chips and mix again.

  4. Allow to chill in the fridge while you clean up, then roll into balls.
  5. You can then top with more crushed candy canes for presentation if you want. I just rolled them in or sprinkled them on top.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
No Bake Chocolate Peppermint Protein Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 118 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 81mg 3%
Potassium 149mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 11g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4.3%
Iron 7.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.