Rice Cake Peanut Butter Protein Balls 4 Ingredients

rice cake protein balls

In the world of fitness and healthy snacking, finding delicious treats that are both nutritious and satisfying can be a challenge. However, Rice Cake Peanut Butter Protein Balls offer a solution. These bite-sized snacks are not only packed with protein but also bursting with flavor, making them the perfect choice for anyone looking to fuel their body with wholesome ingredients. If you are looking for other delicious No Bake Vegan Desserts you can view the full collection here.

Benefits of Rice Cake Peanut Butter Protein Balls

High Protein Content

One of the primary benefits of Rice Cake Peanut Butter Protein Balls is their high protein content. Thanks to ingredients like all-natural peanut butter and vegan vanilla protein powder, each bite provides a substantial amount of protein, making them an ideal post-workout snack or mid-day pick-me-up.

Healthy Ingredients

Rice Cake Peanut Butter Protein Balls contain simple, wholesome ingredients, unlike store-bought protein bars or energy bites that often include artificial additives and preservatives. From the creamy peanut butter to the crunchy rice cakes, every component of these protein balls contributes to their nutritional value.

Ingredients & Substitutions

To make Rice Cake Peanut Butter Protein Balls, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • ⅔ cups all-natural peanut butter
  • 2 scoops vegan vanilla protein powder
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup or honey
  • 3 ½ plain rice cakes

Substitutions:

  • Almond butter or sunflower seed butter can be used instead of peanut butter for those with allergies or dietary preferences.
  • Any flavor of protein powder can be substituted for vanilla, depending on personal taste preferences.
  • Agave nectar can be used as a replacement for maple syrup or honey for a vegan-friendly option.

Helpful Tools

When making Rice Cake Peanut Butter Protein Balls, having the right tools can make the process easier and more efficient. Some helpful tools to have on hand include:

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Spatula or mixing spoon
  • Parchment paper or silicone baking mat
  • Airtight container for storage

How To Make These Rice Cake Peanut Butter Protein Balls Recipe

Step 1: Mix Peanut Butter, Maple Syrup, and Protein Powder

Start by combining the all-natural peanut butter, maple syrup (or honey), and vegan vanilla protein powder in a large mixing bowl. Stir well until all the ingredients are fully incorporated.

rice cake peanut butter protein balls ingredients in bowl

Step 2: Crumble Rice Cakes

Using your hands, crumble the plain rice cakes into fine pieces, about the size of rice crispies. Add the crumbled rice cakes directly into the peanut butter mixture.

peanut butter and rice cakes in bowl

Step 3: Combine Ingredients

Stir the mixture gently until it evenly distributes the crumbled rice cakes and coat them with the peanut butter mixture. If the mixture seems too dry, add a little more peanut butter or maple syrup to adjust the consistency.

peanut butter in bowl

Step 4: Form Into Balls

Once the mixture is well combined, use your hands to roll it into bite-sized balls, about 1 inch in diameter. If the mixture is not sticking together well, try squeezing it together in the palm of your hands before rolling into balls. Place the formed balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet or plate.

recipe power balls with rice cakes

Notes

Using honey instead of maple syrup may result in slightly stickier balls, but the consistency can be adjusted by adding more peanut butter. Store the Rice Cake Peanut Butter Protein Balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

rice cake peanut butter protein balls

Tips & Tricks

FAQs

Can I use regular peanut butter instead of all-natural peanut butter?

Yes, you can use regular peanut butter, but be mindful of added sugars and preservatives.

How should I store Rice Cake Peanut Butter Protein Balls?

Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week for optimal freshness.

Are these protein balls suitable for a gluten-free diet??

Yes, as long as you use gluten-free rice cakes, this recipe is gluten-free.

rice cake protein balls

Rice Cake Peanut Butter Protein Balls With 4 Ingredients

Whip up a batch of Rice Cake Peanut Butter Protein Balls for a tasty and nutritious snack. Made with simple ingredients like all-natural peanut butter and vegan vanilla protein powder, these protein balls are perfect for fueling your day.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 20 balls

Ingredients
  

  • cups all natural peanut butter
  • 2 scoops vegan vanilla protein powder
  • cup maple syrup or honey
  • 3 ½ plain rice cakes

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, add peanut butter, maple syrup and protein powder. Stir well to combine.
  • Next, using your hands crumble the rice cakes into fine pieces. About the size of rice crispies. Add the crumbled rice cakes directly into the peanut butter mixture, and stir gently to combine.
  • If the mixture is not sticky enough, add a little more peanut butter or maple syrup to adjust the consistency.
  • Form the mixture into balls this should make about 18-20 bite-sized energy balls. If they aren't rolling easily into balls, try squeezing the batter together in the palm of your hands then forming into balls. Store in the fridge, and enjoy!

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Notes

Note: using honey instead of maple syrup does make them a bit stickier and easier to form. However they will still stick using maple syrup. Adjust the consistency slightly if needed by adding a little more PB. 
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Conclusion

Rice Cake Peanut Butter Protein Balls are a delicious and nutritious snack option that’s easy to make and perfect for on-the-go fueling. Packed with protein and made with wholesome ingredients, these protein balls are sure to become a favorite among health-conscious individuals.

4 thoughts on “Rice Cake Peanut Butter Protein Balls 4 Ingredients

  1. Rachel says:

    5 stars
    Great recipe so quick and easy awesome post workout snack I used a chocolate vegan protein powder and it was amazing thanks

    • spicyveganfood says:

      that’s so smart I didn’t even think to try it with chocolate! I will have to try this next time 🙂 thank you so much!

  2. Erin says:

    5 stars
    Loved these such a creative idea! Please make more like this 😃 new fan here!

    • spicyveganfood says:

      Thank you so much Erin! I’m so happy you love the page and I will definitely make more vegan protein ball recipes soon!

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