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Keto Cookie Dough Protein Balls -by amber's hands-

I’ve never yet met a day that wasn’t improved by cookie dough. That’s why I made these keto cookie dough protein balls. So you can eat them for breakfast and still feel super healthy. Also great for tricking your kids into eating stuff that’s good for them.

These cookie dough protein balls use almond flour, whey protein isolate, collagen powder, sweetener, and a pinch of salt as the dry ingredients and butter and vanilla as the wet. And chocolate, obvs.

As different ingredients can behave slightly differently, I’ve linked the the brands I use. You can of course use different brands, but just know that occasionally this can require slight changes. The biggest variable I’ve found is in whey protein.

Let’s get to it!

Keto Cookie Dough Protein Balls

Keto Cookie Dough Protein Balls -by amber's hands-

First we whisk together our dry ingredients.

This is very important. Don’t skip this step. If you go throwing whey protein powder into hot melted butter without mixing it with the other ingredients, you’re going to get a sloppy mess with weird chewy chunks in it. DON’T DO IT.

Ok, now that I’ve share that PSA, we can go ahead. Melt the butter in a large bowl and mix in the vanilla. Then you can stir in your well-whisked dry ingredients.

Keto Cookie Dough Protein Balls -by amber's hands-

After that’s incorporated, check the temperature of your mixture. Depending on how hot the butter was, your mixture might need to cool before you add the chopped chocolate. You don’t want to melt it all.

For this, I use 85% dark chocolate, but you can also use a completely sugar free chocolate.

Keto Cookie Dough Protein Balls -by amber's hands-

After that, it’s all about shaping them.

The dough will be pretty crumbly at this point, so the best way I found to form them is using a cookie scoop, and pressing the dough firmly into it before dropping it onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet.

Keto Cookie Dough Protein Balls -by amber's hands-

Then we need to chill them just a little before we can shape them more.

You can absolutely leave them like this if you don’t care. Save yourself a step. But if you want them to be fully spherical, chill them in the freezer for about 5 minutes.

Keto Cookie Dough Protein Balls -by amber's hands-

After that you can shape them easily by rolling them between your palms until fully round.

Keto Cookie Dough Protein Balls -by amber's hands-

Chill until completely firm, and then they’re good to go! These can be kept in the fridge but can handle being put in a kid’s lunch box just fine as well.

Keto Cookie Dough Protein Balls

Keto Cookie Dough Protein Balls

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Super easy low carb cookie dough balls packed with protein!


  1. In a large bowl, combine melted butter and vanilla extract.
  2. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients except chocolate. Whisk until there are no lumps.
  3. Stir the dry ingredients into the melted butter mixture, stirring well until completely mixed. If mixture is still very warm, allow to cool slightly so as to not melt the chocolate.
  4. Fold in chopped chocolate.
  5. Pack the dough mixture very firmly into a cookie scoop, and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  6. Place dough in the freezer to firm for about 5 minutes, then shape into balls.
  7. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 132 Total Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 4.3g Sodium: 37mg Carbohydrates: 2.7g Net Carbohydrates: 1.5g Fiber: 1.3g Sugar: 0.9g Protein: 4.8g
This nutrition information is only an estimate and will vary depending on exact ingredients used.
These low carb cookie dough protein balls are so easy to make and are the perfect keto snack for when you need to grab & go! 1.5 net carbs each! #keto #lowcarb #protein #cookiedough #glutenfree #grainfree
Super easy cookie dough balls packed with protein are a great keto snack for when you need something quick and easy to grab & go! #keto #lowcarb #protein #cookiedough #glutenfree #grainfree

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